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The balloons drop at the 2014 Homewood Noon Year's Eve celebration. (HF Chronicle file photo)

The world may watch the glittering ball drop at midnight in Times Square to mark the new year, but in Homewood, families gather for a countdown and balloon drop at the stroke of noon.

The Homewood Noon Year's Eve celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, when the doors open at the H-F Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road. 

The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team will perform starting . . .

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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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