Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, one of the guest servers, negotiates with a tray of pizza among revelers at the fest. Photo by Heidi Randhava

For 28 years, the Kiwanis Club of Evanston has presented Pizzamania, a salute to Fat Tuesday complete with beads, beer, pizza, and soft drinks.

This year’s event, held on Feb. 28 at Gigio’s, 1001 Davis St., benefitted Shore Community Services and the Kiwanis Club of Evanston Foundation.
In 2016 the Kiwanis Foundation awarded over $24,000 to local organizations supporting Evanston children from pre-kindergarten through the teens.