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Wiffleball players compete during the 11th annual Wifflefest at Apollo Park on Saturday, July 18. (Photo by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle)

Forget Kris Bryant and Jose Abreu.

Sluggers at Saturday’s 11th annual Wifflefest, hosted by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, were swinging one- or two-ounce plastic bats and aiming for fences about 100 feet away.

A batter takes a swing at Wifflefest 2015 in Apollo  . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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