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Jon Cook March 22-April 2 LB

Instead of binge-watching TV or cleaning house, dozens of local residents who had Monday off work and school participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
 
They collected shoes, crayons and cereal. They made cards for kids being bullied. They donated gifts, snacks and socks. They delivered sweet treats to civil servants.
 
Begun by a small group of Flossmoor residents in 2015, the local incarnation of this national program has bloomed over its six years into a community rallying cry to give back, to make it “a day on, not a day . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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