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Pulling up into the circular driveway of 33-year-old Homer Glen resident Yvonne Swiatek-Marcinkiewicz, there was little outdoor decor on a recent December day. But upon stepping inside the sprawling home, an impressive display of 30 Christmas trees made up for every inch that was left bare outdoors.
The Megaplex that sits at 15301 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen houses all sorts of athletic activity, and since July, has been quite the cheerful place.
That’s because Megan Picard and Patrick Williams have created Reign Allstar Cheer and Tumbling, a new business dedicated to cheerleading and tumbling in their own family-friendly way.
The duo has found quick success with the undertaking, as they had three teams of cheerleaders all finish in first place at the Holiday Classic in DeKalb on Dec. 6 and 7 — the business’ first competition.
Homer Glen, a magical vacation destination? Absolutely, said David Swanson.
Swanson, a Lockport resident with cerebral palsy, is among the throngs of campers who, for 68 years, have called Shady Oaks Camp in Homer Glen their summer “home away from home.”
A safari-themed open house was held July 19, featuring food, entertainment and a special performance by Shady Oaks campers and staff.