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Natalie De Nova, of Tinley Park, rides in a wagon during last year’s Down in the Southland parade. The 2015 installment is to be held Sept. 20 in Peotone. Photo Submitted
Michael Gilbert, Editor
4:04 pm CDT August 28, 2015

A decade ago, Tinley Park resident Juliette De Nova and a few other parents of children with Down syndrome started a small playgroup to help their children learn educational, social and life skills.

Fast forward 10 years and the all-volunteer Tinley Park-based organization Down in the Southland has nearly 70 members with families coming from all over the south suburbs including Oak Lawn, Homewood, Joliet and Peotone.