Monday, November 26, 2012
The Griffins participated in a parade and ceremony after competing in the Class 7A state championship game.
Every game has a winner and a loser. It's a part of football, and it's a part of life. While the Lincoln-Way East High School Griffins did not win the Class 7A state championship title, they can hardly be called losers. They stepped out on that Memorial Stadium field as conference champions. They stepped out on that field 13-0. They gave all they had to give and then some more. They are definitely champions. After such a difficult loss, a parade may have been the last thing on the Griffins' minds. But the Lincoln-Way community was not going to let them hang their heads and sit at home. Local residents lined the streets with signs and cheered, giving their team a reason to smile. The team paraded down the streets of both Mokena and …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Check out the photos of the floats and other entries in Frankfort Fall Festival's annual parade. Plus, see what's on tap for Monday, the festival's final day.
Floats, trailers and other entries marched around downtown Frankfort as part of the village's annual Labor Day parade. READ: What's New and for Sale in 2012 Check out Patch's photos from the event as you prepare for the end of Fall Fest. And don't forget to share your own photos in the media gallery. Here's a look at some of the special events scheduled for Monday, Sept. 3—the last day of the festival—as well as the hours the carnival is open. You also can take a look the map of the festival grounds in this article. READ: Fall Fest Good Samaritan Returns Lost Wallet Containing Close to $1K Remember to check out Patch's Frankfort Fall Festival section for a complete schedule, a parking map and all the information you need to get the most …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Summer really goes until Sept. 23, but who are we kidding? Monday’s temperature will already feel like fall. Here’s how to end the summer with a bang.
As summer unofficially converts to fall this weekend, we can expect to experience hot, steamy weather today that turns toward chilly, apple picking weather by Monday. For once, nature is seasonally changing with us. Luckily, there are lots of activities going on for this three-day weekend, whether the temperature is in the 90s or 60s. Dress appropriately and head out for one of the many fests, concerts and other local happenings. Take advantage of each night of the weekend. Below is an example of what your weekend schedule could look like. Make sure to take advantage of Monday! Nothing like honoring labor with a day off work, right? Friday Night Social Start the weekend off right tonight by heading to 191 South for live music, dancing, …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
From June 30th to July 4th, the South Suburbs are packed with Independence Day fun. Don't miss the chance to party.
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- Bob Bong
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The 43rd annual Independence Day Parade will be held Friday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. starting at 95th Street and Pulaski Road to 95th and Richmond Avenue. Fireworks start at dusk at Duffy Park, 92nd Street and Ridgeway Avenue. If it rains on Friday, fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 3. The sixth annual 4th of July Parade at 10 a.m. from 51st Avenue and 95th Street to 55th Court and 95th Street kicks off the day’s events in Oak Lawn. The parade consists of more than 100 entries which include military color guards to mascots including South Paw (White Sox), Skates (Wolves) and Benny the Bull (Bulls), antique cars, dignitaries, parade units and marchers of all ages. After the parade, the Oak Lawn Firefighters Local 3405 will hold its …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Don't let this holiday weekend slip by without rewarding yourself with fun activities located in or around Mokena.
Don’t you just love holiday weekends? It seems like just yesterday that we celebrated Memorial Day with a day off of work, parades and patriotic ceremonies. Now, after a month of 90-degree days, 50-degree days and downpours, we all deserve another holiday. Dig out your red, white and blue getup once again for what I consider the best summer holiday. Not only do most of you score another three-day weekend, but this weekend incorporates firework displays, notorious parades and mouth-watering barbecued foods, all within the confines of Mokena. Here to help you plan your special Fourth of July weekend, starting after work today, here are activities for you to look forward to. July 4th Parade The Mokena Chamber of Commerce’s annual 4th of July …