OWN invites Westside neighborhood to annual picnic in Bancroft Park July 15
The Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN), a long-time neighborhood advocacy group, will hold its annual picnic in Bancroft Park Sunday, July 15 from noon to 2 p.m.
Also including live music, face painting and a raffle, the barbecue will be a fundraiser “to benefit OWN and neighborhood events,” a press release states.
Diners will be asked to pay $2 a person or $5 a family. Until the past two years, OWN had offered the picnic free. However, without its former city funding (taken away in 2014), the volunteer group has had to seek different ways to address its financial needs.
Helping the picnic costs are “local restaurants,” by providing meat, beverages and side dishes, the press release points out.
Attendees can also bring side dishes, but that's optional, the release adds.
Based on a city designation dating back to the late 1970s, OWN's coverage area is mainly the older Westside north of Highway 24, plus the Gold Hill Mesa and Midland neighborhoods. It's part of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), which represents numerous neighborhood groups as part of its affiliation with the city.
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