WAYNE COUNTY PARKS KICKS OFF 2017 SPECIAL EVENT SEASON WITH 33rd ANNUAL MARSHMALLOW DROP
More than 20,000 Marshmallows will flood the sky at two separate events
Wayne County Parks and the Easter Bunny will kick off the 2017 special events season on Friday, April 14 with its 33rd Annual Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park in Trenton at 9 a.m. and at Nankin Mills in Westland at 11 a.m.
Thousands of children will gather to await a helicopter loaded with more than 20,000 marshmallows. As the marshmallows drop, children will race to collect as many as possible before trading them in for a prize. Children can also search for a special colored egg dropped among the marshmallows which can be redeemed for a prize.
Children will be separated in three age categories, 4 years old and younger, 5-7 years old, and 8 years and older. Although the marshmallows are fluffy and tempting to eat, they should not be consumed; they should be exchanged for an equally pleasing treat.
New this year will be a selfie section at each park where families can take a photo using the hashtag #ItsRainingMarshmallows to post on their favorite social media site.
“Our team works hard to make the Marshmallow Drops special for our visitors, said Beverly Watts, Director of the Department of Public Services. “This year we hope that families not only enjoy themselves, but we also hope that they will share their excitement by posting photos on social media using the hashtag ItsRainingMarshmallows.”
The events are free and are a great opportunity for the entire family to get out and have a great time.
The Wayne County Parks Marshmallow Drops are sponsored by ITC Holdings, Todd Wenzel Buick,
Wayne County Community College, FOX 2 Detroit, Friends of Wayne County Parks, Flagstar Bank, Team Schostak, and the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters.