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Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz took his turn in the dunk tank this afternoon at the annual Community Picnic in Ingraham Park behind the Civic Center.

More pictures in our photo gallery.

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz took his turn in the dunk tank this afternoon at the annual Community Picnic in Ingraham Park behind the Civic Center.

More pictures in our photo gallery.

The event, which continues until 5 p.m. also features free food, face painting and games for the kids as well as a chance to tour emergency vehicles from the police and fire departments and the Red Cross.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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6 Comments

  1. Picnic

    I read with interest the list of sponsors. I was surprised to see that "The Town of Evanston" was among the sponsors of the picnic and the City of Evanston was not. 

    Why is it that the Township can donate our taxpayers money?  I feel this is inappropriate.

  2. great event

    It was a wonderful day and a great event.  Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!

  3. Updating the Calendar

    I would have liked to know about the picnic before the event. I checked your calendar page on this website and it wasn’t there.

    Still, you guys do a great job and I know this is a lot of work. 

  4. Community picnic

    I have attended virtually every one of these picnics since the inception a decade or so ago.  It is always fun to see children and their families from all neighborhoods of Evanston get together for one final summer fling.  But one thing has always puzzled me about the event.  This is ostensibly a "Back to School" event, yet District 65 is virtually invisible at it.  Yes, this year there was a table manned by district personnal, but how about some of the administrators actually making a commitment to appear and welcome the kids back to school?  With an audience of hundreds (or more) it would make a strong, positive statement to the community.  Hiow about it Dr. Murphy and others– will we see you next year?

  5. The cost of the picnic

    With our need to focus on essential City spending, it’s really hard to justify spending thousands of dollars on the community picnic and bike the ridge.

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