3,500 kids and families turn out for free food and fun
Maranda kicked off the Park Party season in Cedar Springs last Thursday, June 21 with a bigger and better bash than ever before. The first party in the summer lineup was held from Noon-2:00pm at the Public School Complex, with about 3,500 attending. The storms held off, so that thousands of families could enjoy free fun, food, activities, games and prizes.
“Kicking off the 2012 Park Party season in Cedar Springs was ideal! It was great working with the City of Cedar Springs and the Public Schools,” said Maranda. “The best part of the day was meeting so many amazing kids and families who were enjoying an afternoon of free fun!”
The Cedar Springs Park Party offered kids and families an afternoon of unforgettable memories. The Public School Complex was packed with families who came early to enjoy a free picnic-style lunch of healthy grilled turkey burgers from Jennie-O Turkey, the Michigan Department of Education and the area Public Schools.
The stage rocked all afternoon with great entertainment including: Strike Percussion Ensemble, local dancers and Star 105.7. The Cedar Springs Park Party had tons of activities provided by local non-profit groups along with big attractions like the climbing wall, Country Fresh Bounce House and an inflatable obstacle course.
Amanda Gerhardt, Director of Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation, coordinated the park party with Maranda and her team.
Rest of Park Party Schedule
(12pm-2pm) for 2012:
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