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Houby Fest Foray
SUNDAY 6 October 2013, 09:00AM
Leader: John C. Holliday, of Aloha Medicinals
Collecting Purpose: Scientific and Educational ONLY
Lyons, IL 60534
Nearest Transit: Pace bus 307 or 302 or Metra BNSF
Drive ALL THE WAY TO THE END of the parking road, where the thick woods begins.
This foray will coincide with some of the festivities for the 45th annual International Houby Festival on Cermak in Berwyn and Cicero. 'Houby' is the Czech and Slovak word for mushrooms and has become the symbol for the annual Fall celebration in this traditionally Czech area. The parade will end in Berwyn at Oak Park and Cermak Road.