A crowd estimated at as many as 1,000 people turned out for Evanston's first ever marshmallow drop event at James Park this morning.
Kids got to chase after thousands of marshmallows dropped from a helicopter that made three runs over the park to accommodate different age groups.
Parents, many of whom had had to park blocks away because of the crowd, watched ...
... as their kids retrieved the gooey treats ...
.... which they were cautioned not to eat,
but were encouraged instead to trade in for prizes.
Aside from pay for city workers, the cost of the event was estimated at $4,420.
Marshmallow drop hits Evanston Friday (3/29/18)