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District 153 students honor veterans with abbreviated event

From left, John Beele, Paul Klimczak and, behind the flag, Mike Ritchowski begin to raise the American flag as part of a ceremony honoring veterans who have died. The ceremony was part of the annual veterans appreciation event at James Hart School in Homewood. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

At least it wasn't snowing.

The annual Veterans Day event at James Hart School was limited by COVID-19 protocols and periods of rain, but as organizer John Beele and District 153 Superintendent Scott McAlister noted, past years have seen worse weather, including snow.

The brief event still . . .

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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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