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Wayne County Marshmallow Drop Marks 30th Anniversary

On Friday, April 18, marshmallows will fall from the sky at two locations.

More than 20,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to the eager delight of thousands of children. (Photo submitted)
More than 20,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to the eager delight of thousands of children. (Photo submitted)

A news release from Wayne County:

Join Wayne County Parks as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Marshmallow Drop on Friday, April 18, 2014. Marshmallows will be dropped at two Wayne County Parks locations: Elizabeth Park in Trenton at 9 a.m. and Nankin Mills in Westland at 11 a.m.

More than 20,000 marshmallows will be dropped from the Easter Bunny’s helicopter to the eager delight of thousands of children, who scramble to collect these goodies and trade them in to receive a prize. Children will be divided into age groups, 4 years old and younger, 5 – 7 years old and 8 – 12 years old, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to fully participate. There will be one colored marshmallow to be found for each of the age groups. The finder of the colored marshmallow will receive an extra special prize, commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Marshmallow Drop.

“2014 marks 30 successful years of the Marshmallow Drop,” said Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. “It is a fun, friendly and free event for our residents and visitors. I am happy we can provide the opportunity for families to create special memories in our Wayne County Parks,” Ficano added.

9 a.m. Elizabeth Park, West Jefferson, east of I-75 and south of West Road in Trenton. 11 a.m. Nankin Mills, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, in Westland.

Join us at the Nankin Mills location at 10:00 a.m. for some pre-drop music and fun from Chautauqua Express.

The Marshmallow Drop is the first of many fun-filled, warm weather events planned by Wayne County Parks for 2014. For more information on Marshmallow Drop or any other Wayne County Parks event, please call (734) 261-1990 or visit www.parks.waynecounty.com .

The Wayne County Parks Marshmallow Drop is co-sponsored by Trenton Parks and Recreation, ITC Holdings, Taylor Ford, Co-Op Services Credit Union, Shore to Shore Federal Credit Union, KSP Insurance, UAW Region 1A, N Zone Sports, Wayne County Community College and Friends of Wayne County Parks.

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