Beginning Wednesday, Evanston and Skokie residents can save money on 2009 beach tokens during the annual preseason token sale.

Beach tokens will be sold at the discounted resident price of $22/person through June 12.

Fee assistance is available to help qualified Evanston residents with the purchase of tokens.

In addition, a limited number of free tokens are available to residents who meet income guidelines. For more information, call 847-866-2900.

When Evanston ‘s five swimming beaches open for the season on Saturday, June 13, token prices will increase to the regular season rate of $30 each for residents.

Daily beach passes will be sold at beach entrances for $8 for those age 12 and older and $6 for children age 1-11. Children under one year of age are admitted free.

Tokens can be purchased at all community centers and the Civic Center , 2100 Ridge Ave. To obtain the discount, proof of residency is required at the time of purchase.

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