Halloween pumpkins pulverized at annual Pumpkin Smash event

Marian Catholic High School will host its 59th commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of 2020 on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. The ceremony originally was scheduled for Sunday but was postponed due to extreme heat. 

Results of a survey distributed to students and their families indicated overwhelming support for a socially distanced, in-person ceremony.

Graduates and their guests will sit together in family “pods” on Dave Mattio Field. In compliance with State of Illinois restrictions on large gatherings, the number of guests is limited for each graduate. 

Adequate spacing will be . . .

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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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