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The ’Kits and ’Cats Kick-Off was held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Downtown Evanston to get everyone to “Go Wild!” about the Evanston Township High School Wildkits’ Sept. 20 football game versus Maine West and the NU Wildcats’ Sept. 21 football game against Maine.

Sherman Avenue between Clark and Church Streets was closed for the Kick-Off. There were free games, selected businesses offered promotions to those wearing purple, and there were, marching bands and entertainment by The Music Institute of Chicago.

At 7 p.m., the band stache! filled the downtown area with their music.