Flossmoor Fest got a rousing start as the Homewood-Flossmoor High School marching band opened the festivities with drumrolls and songs that got lots of toes tapping.
It was the second event of the day for the musicians. Early in the morning band members were on the grounds of the high school as runners for The Hidden Gem Half Marathon came through the campus as part of the 13.1 mile run.
The band assembled near the library and marched to the circle on Sterling Avenue. The nearly 200 members . . .