The balloon drop during the 2016 Noon Year's Eve celebration. (Chronicle file photo)
In a Facebook post Thursday night, Homewood officials announced that the popular Noon Year's Eve celebration on Dec. 31 would be limited to 300 people to comply with fire codes.In the past, families have packed the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District auditorium to watch entertainment prior to the balloon drop at noon to celebrate the almost-arrival of the new year."We understand this is a popular event with many neighboring communities; however, since space is limited we . . .