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The annual City of Evanston CommUNITY Picnic gives Evanstonians an opportunity to gather with their friends, family and neighbors at a free picnic in the park the day before students return to school.

The annual City of Evanston CommUNITY Picnic gives Evanstonians an opportunity to gather with their friends, family and neighbors at a free picnic in the park the day before students return to school.

Residents from neighborhoods throughout the City will celebrate the back-to-school season from Noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, in Ingraham Park. The park is located behind the Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston.

The CommUNITY Picnic features free food, games and entertainment. New this year will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a youth stage.

The fun also includes a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers, a second entertainment stage, balloon art, face painting, a dunk tank, bingo and board games.

CFL lightbulbs will be distributed free of charge. Children enrolled in School Districts #65 and 202 will attend the event will receive a backpack and school supplies, while supplies last.

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