Old Gold Jewelry celebrates 40 years of ‘bringing joy’

South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) held its annual athletic banquet on Jan. 16. Special Olympic athletes, unified partners, coaches and family members enjoyed dinner and an awards presentation at Wiley’s Grill in Flossmoor.

Six athletes from Homewood and four athletes from Flossmoor participated in Special Olympics programs this year, including Special Olympics Basketball, Special Olympics Powerlifting, Special Olympics Bocce, Special Olympics Softball and Special Olympics Track & Field.

Flossmoor residents Anthony Pitts, Daniel Simpson and Thaddeus Simpson were on the Stingrays 2 Special Olympics Basketball Team. This team of 11 athletes played well . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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