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Members of the West Suburban Shrine Club drive in their miniature cars Saturday, June 24, during the Independence Day Parade that is part of Homer Community Fest. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Children (left to right) Aiden Anzar, Logan Hubner and Nathan Anzar ride the cobra coaster at the carnival part of the fest
Brooklyn Vickers (left), of Homer Glen, gets a high-five from Spider-Man Saturday, June 24, during the Independence Day Parade that is part of the four-day Homer Community Fest in Homer Glen.
Parade participants (left to right) Justina Raleva, Victoria Locacius, Kate Flemming and Lauren Locacius hold the Village of Homer Glen banner and display one of the new reusable Village bags that were handed out along the parade’s route.
Homer Glen resident Finley Sweet (left) gets her arm painted by Kathy Shutts at the festival.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
5:03 pm CDT June 26, 2017
Who said America’s independence has to be celebrated on a specific day or days each year? Homer Township, the Village of Homer Glen and other government agencies, organizations and members of the community once again welcomed the start of the summer season, while simultaneously celebrating Independence Day, with the annual Homer Community Fest from Thursday, June 22, through Sunday, June 25.