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SSFS candlelight vigil to kick-off domestic violence awareness month

South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) will hold its annual candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, to kick off a month of activities in October as Domestic Violence Awareness month.

The event will be held at the Irwin Community Center band shell at 18120 Highland in Homewood. There will be victim testimonies, awareness exhibits will be on display, music and a representative from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office Domestic Violence Division as well. “This event helps us bring awareness to the community of the devastating effects of domestic violence . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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