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Scholarship created to benefit LGBTQ students, allies from H-F

With longevity in mind, the founders of nonprofit organization Lighthouse LGBTQ have developed a scholarship fund that will help local graduates headed for higher education.

The Lighthouse LGBTQ Scholarship is a $1,000 award that will be presented to a student graduating from Homewood-Flossmoor High School who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, or their allies, and works to increase visibility for the LGBTQ community.

According to Lighthouse co-founder James Austin, the nonprofit will match the $5,000 recently raised online for the scholarship fund. 

“That’s $10 . . .

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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.

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