Back to School Extravaganza | Supplied photo
To ease into the new school year, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 held its annual Back to School Extravaganza on Aug. 24, according to a news release from the district.
Participants indulged in food, friends and fun at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, the release said. The event was put on by the district and its parent organizations, the PTA, PTO and PTSA. More than 50 staff members and 36 Oak Lawn organizations volunteered to put on the event, the release said.
Activities included a 5K and Family Fun Run, with 70 runners taking part. Medals were awarded to the top finishers. Tom Crivelone finished with a time of 18:25, and Jennifer Donnan with a time of 23.53, the release said.
Volunteers served cones, popcorn and more than 600 hot dogs. The were jumpies, judo and dancing to the performances of the OLHMS Jazz Band. The Park District Dancers and Oak Lawn resident Circus Boy also performed, the release said.