Anniversary Celebration

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Join us as we wish Homer Glen a "Happy Birthday!" The Village turns 20 years old this year and we have a number of events and activities planned to celebrate.

20th Anniversary Kick-off
Wednesday, April 14: 6-7 p.m.@ Village Hall

Join Mayor Yukich, Village Trustees, staff, and the founders of Homer Glen as we ring in Homer Glen’s 20th year of incorporation with a special presentation and cake!

Kid's Essay Contest
Deadline April 1: All kids in grades K-8

Kids, we want to know why you love Homer Glen! Write an essay describing your favorite thing about Homer Glen. Give examples of what makes Homer Glen a great place to live. Each entry must include first and last name, age, grade, and contact information of a parent or guardian (mailing address, phone number, email address).

RULES for Word Count:
K - 2nd grade: 50-200 words (K-2nd graders may submit an illustration, rather than a written essay, if they prefer.)
3rd - 5th grade: 100-350 words
6th - 8th grade: 200-500 words

Three prizes will be awarded; one for each age category. Winners will present their winning essay/drawing at the April 14th Kick-off Celebration Meeting.

Submit your essay by emailing to the Village at or drop-off at Village Hall during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). Deadline for submission is April 1. Essays may be hand-written or typed. Parents are welcome to assist in typing, if necessary.

Homer Glen's "History in the Making"
On exhibit May 1 - July 1 @ Homer Township Public Library

View historical documents and photographs that retell the story of Homer Glen's incorporation.

Kite Fest & Anniversary Picnic
Sunday, May 2: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ Heritage Park

The Village of Homer Glen invites you to enjoy a day in the park as we wish Homer Glen a "Happy Birthday!" A giant kite demonstration will be on display along with food trucks, family entertainment, and more!

Cupcake Celebration
Saturday, June 12: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. @ Heritage Park

Stop by Heritage Park for a free cupcake! A food truck will also be on site as part of the Village's "Food Truck Saturdays".

HomerFest - "Homer Glen Takes Flight"
June 24 - 27 @ Heritage Park

Homer Glen’s premier annual summer festival with amusement rides, live music, beer tent, food vendors and the best fireworks display in the Chicago Southland! As an added treat, the Lima Lima flight team will do a fly over show before the fireworks display to help celebrate the anniversary.