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HF Parks LB Dec2018

  In 1996, an addition to the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club  created room for a fitness center. (Provided photos) 

When the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District was starting out 50 years ago, Mick Pope, the first executive director, wanted diverse offerings for an active and growing community.

Pope’s proposal for a tennis facility got great support. A site was selected at 2920 W. 183rd St. in Homewood and plans were drawn up for six indoor courts.The problem was how to pay for it. The park district wasn’t . . .

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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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