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You Matter 2 volunteers raise funds for school supplies giveaway

Try being a carpenter without a hammer.
Try being a plumber without a wrench.
It doesn’t work well.

Try being a student without a backpack, pens, pencils, erasers, folders, binders, glue sticks, scissors, pencil cases, markers, crayons, notebooks, index cards and highlighters.
You Matter 2 aims to see that area students are well-equipped to succeed as the new semester begins soon.

Teens getting ready for week-long mission in Tennessee

The teenagers at Faith Lutheran Church gave it their all at a car wash-fundraiser Sunday, July 14, as they worked for funds to support their weeklong mission.
 
On Saturday, July 20, six of the teens and two adults will load up a 15-passenger van with their gear and crates full of tools that will be used when they join other volunteers with Group Mission Trips to work in an area of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Roaring ‘20s theme for Cancer Support Center gala April 12

It’s a Roaring ’20s event for the Cancer Support Center when it hosts the annual spring gala on Friday, April 12, at Ravisloe Country Club, 18231 S. Park Ave. in Homewood. 
 
The theme is in keeping with the center’s 20th anniversary. The gala is one of the signature events for the center and includes a tribute to cancer survivors.

Humane society supporters take the plunge to support adoption center project

The first Mayor's Arctic Dip on Saturday, Jan. 12, used the anniversary of a near-tragedy to have some fun and help prevent tragedies in the future.

A little more than a year has passed since Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld risked his life to rescue one of his dogs, Annie, who was unable to climb out of the frigid water of a lake at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the village, local businesses and the South Suburban Humane Society partnered in the first Mayor's Arctic Dip, a fundraiser that will help rescue many more animals. 

Homewood officers present $23K check to Cancer Support Center

Homewood police officers visited their neighbors across the street Friday to present Cancer Support Center with a check representing a donation of more than $23,000. Thirty-five officers collected donations over the last 30 days as part of a No Shave November fundraiser.

Prize continues to grow in area’s first Queen of Hearts raffle

You may find your “pot of gold” in the first H-F community Queen of Hearts game. The prize is up to $10,100 and growing.
 
Queen of Hearts raffles have taken off in other communities, and this first one here is picking up interest, said Terry Keigher, a member of the H-F Fine and Performing Arts Council, one of three organizations that will benefit from the game.
 

‘Sound of Music’ sing-along benefit is Nov. 4

Having a great voice isn’t a requirement. Come to the “Sound of Music” benefit for the fun!
 
The H-F Fine and Performing Arts Council is presenting the “Sound of Music” sing-along Nov. 4 to support the Homewood-Flossmoor High School chorale's trip to Italy this spring.
 

Prairie State College marks 60th anniversary with Saturday gala

Prairie State College will mark its 60th anniversary with a gala celebration on Saturday, Oct. 20, hosted by the PSC Foundation. This annual event will serve as a fundraiser for scholarships.
 
The atrium on the college’s main campus, 202 South Halsted St. in Chicago Heights, will be turned into a center for celebration opening for cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. gourmet dinner. The gala will feature a live auction, choice raffles, dancing and a special “Stand Up for Scholarships” presentation. All proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships.

IJP Block Party provides Oktoberfest fun for families

The annual Infant Jesus of Prague Block Party returns Saturday, Oct. 6. The family fun at 1131 Douglas Ave. in Flossmoor will last from 5 to 9 p.m. 

Food trucks will be on hand, including Cheesies, Warm Belly Bakery, American Glory, Los Portales and Joey's Red Hots. Beer vendors will include 350 Brewery, Blue Island Beer Company and Flossmoor Station.

God Save the Queen’s Raffle: Flossmoor considers regulating royally popular fundraisers

In response to the overwhelming popularity of Queen of Hearts raffles, the Flossmoor village board is considering adjusting the scope of these types of fundraisers that would take place in town.
 

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