The rain has gone away and the sun is breaking through the clouds. The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny afternoon with temperatures in the upper 70s. In other words, it will be a beautiful day for the 26th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC sponsored by State Senator Heather Steans and me! Join us today (Sunday, August 28th), from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Loyola Park (Farwell and the Lake).
We’re reminding kids and parents of the importance of returning to school and giving away free school supplies. But this is also a COMMUNITY PICNIC for people of all ages.
The picnic will feature a host of fun activities. The world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team headlines the picnic with a stunning performance of their acrobatics. We’re also serving up free food, drinks and music and offering a host of games and prizes. We’ll have bingo for the seniors and face painting for the kids, a dance contest, a jumping jack and other carnival toys.
We have a new addition to this year’s picnic: the Damen Avenue Puppeteers, offering live puppets and entertainment for children, especially ages 3- 5 years old. The Chicago City Clerk’s Office will also be at the picnic, helping parents sign their kids up for the City Clerk’s Kids ID program–a program that helps file fingerprints, photos and vital information on children that can be shared with law enforcement in the case they ever go missing or become lost.
Twinning for Healing will be offering free children’s haircuts and two of our neighborhood high schools–Sullivan and Uno Rogers Park–will have information tables. And to top it off, we’re giving awayfree school supplies to every child who attends!
In short, it will be a fun day for EVERYONE!
For more information, please reply to this e-mail or call my Ward Service Office at 773-338-5796.
Heather and I look forward to seeing you this afternoon!