Fifth Ward Alderman Delores Holmes chats with visitors and chefs at Sunday’s annual CommUNITY Picnic, held behind the Civic Center. The steady drizzle, which at time intensified, may have diminished the expected crowd but did not appear to dampen the enthusiasm of those who attended. Pictured above are, left to right, back row, Sam Pettineo, James Wolinski and Scott Hopf; second row, Evelyn Orange, Kevin Kelly, Ald. Holmes and Jeff Pittman; kneeling, Stamata Blanas. Those wearing T-shirts were volunteer cooks. Below, volunteers served food and drink to community residents at the Aug. 25 picnic.