Days-long event featuring carnival, live music concludes with parade
It’s one of the most anticipated events of the year in Berwyn and Cicero, and this year, firefighters will be honored at the International Houby Fest, which is taking place through Oct. 8. The theme for the 49th annual event is “Firefighters: Duty, Honor, Courage.”
Berwyn and Cicero police were honored in 2016, and for the 50th festival in 2018, veterans will be honored. This year, local firefighters will lead the parade Oct. 8. Berwyn Mayor Robert Lovero said all three groups are very deserving of the honor.
“They’ve all worked for these towns and provided community spirit and are responsible for public safety. They deserve the accolades and attention from the community,” he said. “The festival is a celebration of our heritage, and even though it revolves around the houby, it’s now a celebration of all the ethnicities in our communities. It’s important to show that no matter the ethnicity, we’re still a community, and it’s always nice to work together with Cicero every year.”