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Flossmoor Community Church pivots from its usual events to Good Gourd fall party

“It’s awesome.”

That is how Peter Matushek of Homewood described the Good Gourd fall party while dancing with his daughter Romy to the honky-tonk sounds of The New Heartaches on Saturday, Oct. 16, outside of the Flossmoor Community House. The party was a first for Flossmoor Community Church, which pivoted from its usual Community House fest in the summer and indoor talent show in November amid ongoing concerns about COVID-19.

“With the pandemic, we didn’t feel comfortable doing either,” said Brooke King-LaBreck, director of community engagement for FCC. “So we started dreaming of ways that . . .

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Fall events

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.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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