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CommUNITY Picnic August 25

Post Date:08/07/2019 8:58 AM

CommunityPicnic2018_600pxCommunity members of all ages are invited to celebrate Evanston, diversity and going back to school at the City’s 2019 CommUNITY Picnic. The free event will be held on Sunday, August 25, noon to 4 p.m., at Ingraham Park, located behind the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

The fun-filled afternoon will feature free food, games, activities and entertainment for the entire community, including face painting, inflatables, activities from the Actors Gymnasium, and much more. Entertainment will include live music from John Mead, a guitar player and singer who will bring a Woodstock tribute from Yasgur's Farm to Evanston, as well as performances by the Jesse White Tumblers.

The City is seeking community organizations and businesses to participate as exhibitors at this year's event. Participating organizations should be aligned with the goal of celebrating the beginning of a new school year and the community's diversity. Interested organizations are encouraged to register to participate by visiting cityofevanston.org/picnic and completing the exhibitor form. 

Over 80 volunteers are needed to make this another successful event. Individuals, families and groups interested in volunteering should contact Michelle Tompkins at mtompkins@cityofevanston.org or call 847-448-4311.

The CommUNITY Picnic is sponsored by Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, the Kiwanis Club of Evanston, Evanston Community Foundation, Oakton Community College and more. 

For more information, please visit cityofevanston.org/picnic or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents can simply dial 3-1-1 while in Evanston.

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