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Parks Executive Director Debbie Kopas sets retirement date

Debbie Kopas, executive director of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, got to join others for the official tree lighting ceremony in Irwin Park to open the Holiday Lights celebration in Homewood on Dec. 2. 

It was a bittersweet moment because it would be her last time surrounded by park district staff that hosts the tree-lighting ceremony. Kopas is stepping down from her position June 30 after nearly 32 years with the park district. Santa flipping the switch to light the tree and all the festivities in town makes Holiday Lights Kopas’s favorite event.

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