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The McKee family of Flossmoor lead the opening ceremony for the community's first Kwanzaa celebration Sunday, Dec. 26, at Flossmoor Park.

Village Clerk Gina LoGalbo served as master of ceremonies. A recording of her son, Lázaro Fabian LoGalbo, singing the Kwanzaa song played on a portable speaker as the crowd gathered.

Awri McKee introduced those gathered to Kwanzaa, a holiday that was created in the mid-1960s.

"It was for the purpose of bringing cultural awareness within the African American community and connecting us, to some degree, back to Africa," he said. "It has transformed over the . . .

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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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