Mar 27, 2018

WAYNE COUNTY PARKS KICKS OFF 2018 EVENT SEASON WITH 34th ANNUAL MARSHMALLOW DROP


More than 20,000 marshmallows will rain from the sky during the annual favorite

The forecast predicts a blizzard of marshmallows all over Elizabeth Park! Wayne County Parks will kick off the 2018 event season on Friday, March 30 with its 34th Annual Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park in Trenton starting at 9:00 a.m. and Nankin Mills in Westland starting at 11:00 a.m.



Thousands of Wayne County children will gather for the annual free event, awaiting a helicopter visit from the Easter Bunny who will drop more than 20,000 marshmallows from the sky.  Attending children will have the opportunity to race and collect marshmallows that will be redeemed for a prize.  The lucky child in each age group who finds the single colored marshmallow will receive a special prize.

To ensure each child receives a fair opportunity to collect the marshmallows, participating children will be separated in three age categories: 4 years and younger, 5-7 years old and 8-12 years old. Expected attendees do not need to pre-register for this event. Although the marshmallows are fluffy and tempting to eat, they should not be consumed but instead they should be exchanged for an equally pleasing treat.

Attendees are encouraged to snap photos at the “selfie” frame and post on their social media pages using the hashtag #ItsRainingMarshmallows.

“We are proud to once again host this celebrated tradition as we kick off our 2018 parks event season,” said Beverly Watts, Director of Public Service. “I look forward to seeing the many smiles, togetherness of families and pure excitement from all our visitors.”

In 2017, nearly 5,000 children participated in the Marshmallow Drop event.  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 Drop is sponsored by ITC Holdings, Wayne County Community College, Shore to Shore Credit Union, Wade Trim, i9 Sports, Allied Building Services, Environmental Consulting and Technology, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Union, Credit Union One, Friends of Wayne County Parks and Trenton Parks and Recreation.

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