EVENT NAME: Oakland County Parks Great Marshmallow Drop
WHAT: Watch 15,000 marshmallows fall from a helicopter for children to collect and exchange for a prize.
WHEN: Friday, April 14
WHERE: Catalpa Oaks County Park, 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield
ADMISSION: Free event
Children will participate by age groups: ages 4 and younger and individuals with disabilities; ages 5 – 7, and ages 8 – 12. The helicopter will fly over three times, once for each age group. The event is not a competition, just a fun time. Only one marshmallow is needed for a prize. (Metro Detroit Mommy Note: I HIGHLY recommend bringing one marshmallow for your child as even though it isn't a competition, children and parents scramble to get as many dirty marshmallows as they can. Read about my experience.)
Children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy this event. Oakland County Parks is accepting volunteers 16 years old and older to help with Great Marshmallow Drop. Volunteers can serve as marshmallow marshals and chute controllers or assist in the prize tent and boundary areas. Email Volunteer@oakgov.com or call 248-975-9717.
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