A large group of volunteers plant trees and bushes at Leavitt Avenue Park during Flossmoor’s Plant the Gem effort on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Bill Jones/H-F Chronicle)
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Plant the Gem volunteers get 300-plus trees in the ground across Flossmoor in one morning

The brisk weather the morning of Saturday, Oct. 15, was doing nothing to change the smile on the face of Stephanie Wright, Flossmoor’s program and event coordinator. She was warmed — at least figuratively — by approximately 250 volunteers who turned out to plant in excess of 300 trees around town.

“I feel like our village really shines its brightest when we work together over a shared task,” Wright said. “Seeing everybody out here today in all of the different neighborhoods in the village of Flossmoor along the Hidden Gem route working together is the real definition of . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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