The festival is held at Community Park on Palatine Road and Northwest Highway in Palatine.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Monday, July 4, 2011
Hometown Fest winds down Monday. The carnival starts at noon and ends at 5 p.m.
Monday, July 4, marks the final day of Hometown Fest. The carnival starts at noon and ends at 5 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will Free Family Day activities, including singing and dancing on stage for the whole family from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m., games from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., a crawling contest for babies 18 months and under, a water balloon toss, three-legged race and piñatas. The free activities do not include food or the carnival rides. Carnival wristbands, that are good for unlimited rides one day only, from noon to 5 p.m., can be purchased for $20. Hometown Fest is run by the Palatine Jaycees.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Distinctive dips, one-of-a-kind bean bags, birdhouses and knitted and crocheted items offered through Saturday.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for yourself or to give as a gift, a stop at the Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest 2011 is definitely in order. A variety of vendors are displaying their wares at the Arts and Crafts Expo, many of which are handmade and homemade items that may be hard to find anywhere else. Hand-blended gourmet mixes are offered by Applecreek Farm owner Sarena Yudkowsky. Selection categories include savory, dessert and sugar-free dessert varieties. “I used to make a number of different crafts, but one day I just came up with the savory and dessert dip idea; it’s been a real hit and they are very simple to make,” said Yudkowsky. The savory mixes can be combined with sour cream and mayonnaise to create unique…
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The Palatine Area Catholic Respect LIfe group issued a statement regarding the Hometown Fest Parade controversy.
Palatine Area Catholics Respect Life will not be in the July 2 parade after refusing to drop a banner that includes a picture of a live fetus. The Palatine Jaycees have said that the group has refused to work with volunteers and festival organizers. The Jaycees issued a statement Thursday on the issue. In response, Respect Life co-founders Lisa Moran and Martin Kelley issued the following statement: The PACRL is a group of individuals that gathered last year to walk in the Palatine 4th of July Parade, to promote a Respect for all LIFE, from conception til natural death. We are a group with a positive message and have kept controversial images/wording out of our group. 2010: We sent in our application for the 2010 parade and included …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Palatine Area Catholics Respect Life Group were denied participation in the July 2 Hometown Fest parade after refusing to change a banner that included a picture of a live fetus.
A pro-life group is out of the Hometown Fest July 2 parade after refusing to drop a banner that included a picture of a live fetus. "They decided that an unborn baby is too offensive," said Martin Kelley, co-founder of Palatine Area Catholics Respect Life. "It's an ultrasound photo. It's not a picture of an aborted baby." The banner also includes a photo of an elderly woman. Hometown Fest is organized by the Palatine Jaycees, a private organization. Jaycees officials said the pro-life group was rejected because they refused to work with parade organizers, not because of their message. "The Respect Life Group was denied participation in the Hometown Fest parade because [they] refused to work with festival organizers regarding their display …