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Members of Rotary and HBA plan informational event for Nov. 7

The crowds of spectators were sparse and coaches wore masks in deference to pandemic safety requirements, but youth baseball finally got under way in Homewood on Saturday with games at the Izaak Walton ball fields. 

The season originally was scheduled to launch on April 18 with the usual parade from downtown Homewood to Izaak Walton, ceremonial first pitches, prize giveaways and other opening day ceremonies. The state, however, was in the middle of a shut down ordered by Gov. J.B. Pritzker in an attempt to stem the rising spread of COVID-19. 

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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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