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Park parties kick-off summer in Cedar Springs

Maranda is excited to return to Cedar Springs with free fun for families!

 

Maranda onstage at the Park Party here in Cedar Springs in 2010. Photo courtesy of WoodTV

Summer can officially get started on Thursday, June 21! That is when Maranda will be returning to Cedar Springs for another summer of Park Parties. The Cedar Springs Public School complex will once again be rockin’ with two hours of free food, games, rides, entertainment and valuable community resources.

“The Cedar Springs community is excited to have Maranda back for a third time and we are ready to help kick off the 2012 season,” said Amanda Gerhardt, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Cedar Springs. “We will be working on parking, activities, and more for the day in order to make in another success for thousands of community members.”

Cedar Springs previously hosted a Maranda Park Party in 2008 and 2010, with over 4,000 in attendance both years. The party will again take place in the large field outside Cedar View Elementary School and guests can expect the same great party atmosphere, but with a new twists.

“Something unique to our Cedar Springs Park Party is a partnership with Jennie O,” said Maranda. “Working with the Cedar Springs Public Schools, Jennie O will be providing every party guest with a delicious grilled turkey burger for lunch.  This is something we’ve never done before and are excited to offer this to families in Cedar Springs.”

For the past 18 years, Maranda has hosted free Park Parties around West Michigan.  All parties include treats from sponsors including McDonalds, Cheez Kurls, Ice Mountain and Country Fresh Ice Cream, several large scale inflatable activities, continuous stage entertainment, and interactive booths hosted by local non-profit organizations.

In 2011 over 30,000 kids and families attended Maranda’s Park Parties enjoying an afternoon of fun in their own neighborhood. Below is the complete lineup for this year’s events.

2012 Park Party Dates and Locations

June 21 – Public School Complex, Cedar Springs

June 28 – Lamar Park, Wyoming

July 5 – Barry County Expo Center, Hastings

July 12 – Kollen Park, Holland

July 19 – Northwestern Middle School, Battle Creek

July 26 – Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan

All parties are held from Noon to 2 p.m.

 

 

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