KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — The heat and humidity didn’t keep families away from enjoying Maranda’s Park Party at East Kentwood High School Thursday.
Thousands of people turned out for the free fun.
It all started with a lunch of grilled, all-beef hot dogs and fresh apple slices, which was free to everyone age 18 and younger.
Photos: Maranda Park Party at East Kentwood H.S.
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Alpine Skiing Men’s Giant Slalom
Men’s figure skating and more
“Shirtless Tongan” hits his goals in ski race
USA Hockey Beats Slovakia
Men’s Short Program
Yuzuru Hanyu and Winnie the Pooh
Germany Wins Gold in Pairs’ Figure Skating
Canada USA Women’s Hockey
The free fun festivities ran from noon until 2 p.m. and included more activities than ever before. Children checked out antique fire trucks, played life-size yard games provided by the Grand Rapids Public Museum, won prizes and enjoyed live entertainment, including the Amani African Children’s Choir and Aerial Tactic dancing group.
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The activities all unfolded at the complex next to East Kentwood High School’s football field.
For those who couldn’t make it out to East Kentwood Thursday, Maranda will host two more park parties this summer at the following locations: