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Junior Friends share creativity with library volunteers

This week students at St. Joseph School in Homewood are wearing red ribbons, a symbol encouraging them not to do drugs. The theme for the week at the school is “I (heart) My Drug Free Selfie.”

The students took an anti-drug, smoking and drinking pledge. The week’s events are sponsored by the school’s student council.

The red ribbon is now a national symbol used to remind Americans about the negative impacts of drugs on individuals, communities and society. The 2015 National Red Ribbon theme is “Respect Yourself . . .

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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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