MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) It was a sunny, beautiful day at Smith-Ryerson Park in Muskegon on June 30, when an estimated 4,100 kids and families came out to enjoy an afternoon of free fun.
“It was a perfect day for our second West Michigan Park Party of the summer! Thousands of kids and families came out to enjoy the beautiful weather. I loved seeing how this community really embraced free fun for the entire family. It was wonderful to bring smiles to so many kids’ faces,” Maranda said.
Maranda received a plaque from Muskegon area fire departments and E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety as a thank you for her help in the efforts of spreading the awareness of fire safety throughout Muskegon County. She was also made an honorary firefighter!
Party-goers got the chance to scale the new Ferris State University climbing wall, go for a ride on the Ferris Wheel, and cruise down the Fifth Third Bank Super Slide! Kids also enjoyed an enormous display from fire departments across Muskegon County including a water curtain, river rescue boat, hovercraft, and more! One lucky party guest even won a new Chromebook from Comcast!
Once again in working with USDA, Michigan Department of Education, and local school districts, thousands of free lunches were served to anyone 18 and under.
There’s still time to make it to a Maranda Park Party this summer! The Park Party team is heading to four more locations:
- July 7 – Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo
- July 14 – Kollen Park, Holland
- July 21 – East Kentwood High School, Kentwood
- July 28 – Northwestern Middle School, Battle Creek