Hidden Gem bike ride a treat, but watch out for those craters

Destiny Waton receives a graduation gift from a friend during a celebratory parade in front of her home on Saturday. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The organization Destiny Watson started while she was a student at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, YouMatter2, is in the process of creating care packages for 2020 graduates who have had their hopes for traditional ceremonies and celebrations disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"It's just a way to show appreciation and celebrate them during this hard time," she said. "It's another way to celebrate and be able to help them feel . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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