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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