The sun is breaking through the clouds and the National Weather Service is predicting a partly sunny day with temperatures in the low 80s. In other words, it’s a beautiful day for the 24th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC sponsored by State Senator Heather Steans and me! Join us today (Sunday, August 24th), from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Loyola Park (Farwell and the Lake).
The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team. The Tumblers have been thrilling audiences since 1959. Their acrobatic performances can be seen during half-time shows for the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and Major League Baseball games.
We’re also serving up free food, soft 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 DJ spinning tunes, dance contests, a moonwalk and other large, inflatable carnival toys. And we’ll be giving away free school supplies to families!
I’ve been hosting this picnic since 1991 as a reminder to kids and their parents of the importance of returning to school. But this is also a COMMUNITY PICNIC for people of all ages, so stop by even if you’re kids are grown or you’ve never had kids.
In short, it will be a fun day for EVERYONE! Please join us.