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IMAGES: Back-to-school celebrations dominate West Side

Community members come out in droves to celebrate summer and prepare for upcoming school year

August 17th, 2015 7:14 PM

Congressman Danny K. Davis's 36th Annual Back-to-School Parade and Picnic, held Sat. August 15 near Columbus Park, brought together an array of young talent, such as Center for Attention Dance Group, the Dancing Stars Majorette team, and Carl and Deshawn McClintong, members of the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team. | Amber Williams/Contributor.

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By Community Editor

Community members, young and old, braved the searing heat on Sat. August 15 for a range of back-to-school events scheduled that day. The big one in Austin was Congressman Danny K. Davis's (7th) 36th Annual Back-to-School Parade and Picnic, which featured a range of young talent. Ald. Michael Scott (24th) held his first annual back-to-school event before the popular West Side Music Festival, headlined by legendary R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe. 

The busy weekend lineup is still only a prelude to more events to come. Next weekend, Sat. August 22, Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) will host his annual back-to-school parade and summer festival.