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Summer is quickly coming to an end! To celebrate the start of the 2015-2016 school year, Evanston residents of all ages are invited to attend the City’s annual CommUNITY Picnic. The picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, at Ingraham Park, located behind the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Admission is free. 

As in previous years, the event will feature free food, games, activities, entertainment and more. Scheduled entertainment includes the Jesse White Tumblers, the South Boulevard Band and Magic by Randy.

Gold sponsors of the event include the Kiwanis Club of Evanston, Evanston RoundTable, and Evanston Imprintables. Silver sponsors include Downtown Evanston, Evanston Community Foundation, NorthShore University HealthSystem, ATK Foods, Mark Vend Company, Rotary International, McGaw YMCA, and Northwestern University Police Department.

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