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Willow’s Day Parade shows off decorated balloons

The Thanksgiving celebration started Friday for Willow School second graders who had their own style of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, complete with marching band.

Teachers Christen Vazquez and Lisa Wendt had their second grade students read the story of how the original giant balloons came to be and were added in the mid-1920s to the traditional New York parade hosted by Macy’s department store. 

Then the second graders got to design their own characters for the Willow’s Day Parade marching through the hallway of Willow and out the door to . . .

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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