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Sunday In The Park Features Family Fun
Pat Brown, right, of the Escalon Chamber of Commerce serves up hot dogs on Sunday afternoon to sisters Debbie Garcia and Emily Garcia at the Sunday in the Park festivities. Marg Jackson/The Times

A brisk afternoon breeze kept temperatures at a relatively comfortable level for summer, as the Escalon Chamber of Commerce hosted its Sunday in the Park on Aug. 7.

Chalk art, free hot dogs and popcorn, a display of classic cars, music by Rich Olds, face painting and some water fun were all part of the family-friendly event. Delta Power Wash brought in the water, providing a cooling spray early on in the festivities for kids that wanted to jump in. The Sunday in the Park ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted periodically throughout the year, the idea is to give families some fun activities to enjoy together at the city’s Main Street Park.

“I love it,” said Emily Garcia of Antelope, visiting her sister, Debbie Garcia of Escalon, for the day. “Every time there are festivities happening, I’m here.”

Lisa Gaspar of Escalon was taking a turn in the face painting chair, getting a ladybug and some sparkles applied by Sonya Huff while her children looked on.

A handful of classic cars were also on display, including the 1937 La Salle owned by Bob Carrere and a 1937 Dodge four-door sedan owned by Michael O’Neal. Marvin Schmidt had several of his classics at the park as well.

Pat Brown of the Chamber of Commerce was grilling up the hot dogs and Historical Society representatives manned the popcorn machine.

Officials said after a break in September, the next Sunday in the Park will be the first Sunday in October, when they will have pumpkin decorating, a costume contest and a fall ‘harvest’ theme.