Come by Sunday for a real grilling

       Folks from the Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) and the West Center for Intergenerational Learning were firing up the grill early this week, in preparation for their fourth annual community picnic/block party– free and open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27 in Bancroft Park. At last year’s event, the men reportedly would not let the ladies do any of the cooking. So in the photo above, OWN Board Member Rose Kliewer (left) and West Center Program Coordinator Carmen Vazquez-Guy work on the burgers while (from left) OWN Board Member Bob Kliewer, West Director E.D. Rucker and West Middle School student Barak Ben-Amots get their plates ready. In addition to a barbecue, the picnic will include music, kids’ games, eating contests and demonstrations of line dancing and fencing.

Westside Pioneer photo