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Pet Toy Drive on through Nov. 14 for South Suburban Humane Society

The South Suburban Humane Society is collecting pet toys through Nov. 14 that will help keep the dogs and cats in their care active.

All sizes and types of toys are needed for dogs, such as Kongs, natural bones and chews, plush toys, rope toys, Nylabones, puzzle toys. All varieties of cat toys are needed, as well as peanut butter.

Toys can also be purchased through Amazon Wish List or Chewy Wish List.

Homewood Village Hall is a drop-off site, or toys can be left with staff at the SSHS adoption center . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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