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Inspiration realized: Barrels of Hope, 23 strong, to be unveiled July 5 in Flossmoor

The 2022 season for Flossmoor Baseball and Softball opens Saturday, April 23, with the return of the opening day parade that was forced into two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The opening day parade is set to line up at 8:45 a.m. in the Parker Junior High parking lot and begin at 9:30 a.m. It’s set to go from Flossmoor Road to Brassie Avenue and end at Bronco Field in Flossmoor Park.

“Along the way, all the kids are whooping and hollering. Then they get under the viaduct there in downtown Flossmoor and they . . .

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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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