DULUTH, Minn. -

Community members of Lincoln Park enjoyed a community picnic and celebration today at Harrison Park.

Organizers say the event is a way to give back to the community, and to showcase some of the businesses in the neighborhood. The festivities included food, raffles, and children’s activities.

"In this community everyone spends around here, everyone contributes so this is my way of showing them that the businesses and organizations appreciate them," said Cherise Payton, a community advocate of Lincoln park.

The event also featured organizations with programs that helps community members.