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Homewood VFW Post recognizes 10 essay winners

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)Homewood’s Wally Burns Post 8077 selected 10 students as local winners as part of the national Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen essay contest. Winners were Blair Bowden of Glenwood Academy; Cassandra Cross, Christina Cortes and Katelyn Nottke of Infant Jesus of Prague School; Luke Wieland of James Hart School; Luke Griggs, Samuel Hall and Josiah Griggs of Parker Junior High; and Tyler Lloyd and Taylor Roquemore of St. Joseph School. Students were asked to write on the theme “The America I Believe In.” They focused on America’s . . .

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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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