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The North End Mothers’ Club celebrated its centennial and 100 years of service to the Evanston community. On Oct. 19, members of the North End Mothers’ Club gathered at Larimer Park, 1200 Oak Ave. to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the opening of a new play area.

The club is a group of Evanston women who are interested in supporting Evanston’s children by charitable, educational, health, civic and welfare activities in Evanston.

When the members discovered that the City budget contained only limited funding to update playground equipment, they talked to Paul D’Agostino, superintendent of Parks, Forestry and Facilities Management, about refurbishing a City tot lot or play area. The North End Mothers’ Club was given the choice of three parks and the group selected Larimer Park.

For the past year representatives from the club have been working with representatives from the Parks district on improvements to the tot lot at Larimer Park. The improvements are four new pieces of equipment and two benches.