CommUNITY Picnic: Free food and fun


What's more fun than gathering with your friends, family and fellow Evanstonians to enjoy an afternoon in the park with free food and maybe a chance to drop the city manager into the dunk tank?

Oh, and there'll be other games, activities and entertainment as well at the annual picnic from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, in Ingraham Park behind the Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave.

There'll also be giveaways including back-to-school supplies.

On the entertainment list:

  • Jesse White Tumblers
  • Janet and the Beanstalk
  • Dave Hoffheimer Band
  • Blues by David Dupont
  • Tony Wright Balloonist
  • Chicago Mounted Police
  • Magic/Juggling by Dave Fleming

And the activities include:

  • Face painting, tattoos
  • Critters from the Ecology Center
  • Library games
  • Recycling crafts
  • Mural Painting
  • Dunk tank
  • Bingo
  • 3 on 3 basketball tourney

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