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Attendees Lina Hoover and the Andrus sisters, all 9 and of Wilmette, leap off the whale. 
Mike Zabrin's Funktastic entertains the crowd at the Ouilmette Foundation's Beach Bash Saturday, June 8, at Gillson Park in Wilmette.
Beachgoers (front row) Veronica Quinn and Brianna Holmberg, and (back row) Samantha Kirr, Gia Musacchio, Catherine Carmichael and Phoebe Karabas, all of Wilmette, enjoy the festivities.
Phoebe Hecht (left), 5, of Wilmette, has fun dancing with her mom, Hanna.
The Steel Bar serving drinks was one of many food and drink trucks at the Beach Bash.
Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter
12:55 pm CDT June 9, 2019
Summer got off to a swinging start on Saturday, June 8, when more than 1,000 people gathered at the new Gillson Park beach house during the Ouilmette Foundation’s inaugural Beach Bash fundraiser.