GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Maranda’s Park Parties traveled to five communities across West Michigan with attendance topping 29,000 this summer.
“It has been an amazing summer visiting so many wonderful communities across West Michigan and impacting the lives of so many families across our area. We couldn’t do it without the amazing support of our great sponsors from WOOD TV8 and WOTV 4 and from the communities we visited. A huge thanks to everyone who joined for Park Party season 2015,” Maranda said.
We couldn’t do it without the help of our interns. They come from every department at WOOD and WOTV and we want to thank them. Here’s a fun video they made about their Park Party experience.
This year’s Maranda Park Party season was full of free fun and lots of great giveaways! In a partnership with the Michigan Department of Education and local area school districts over 12,500 free lunches were provided to kids under the age of 18! Maranda’s generous partners also stepped up in a big way. Meijer gave out an estimated 25,000 free Michigan apples, Priority Health painted the park green- outfitting kids with over 27,400 brightly colored backpacks and kids were able to keep cool thanks to 28,000 Country Fresh ice cream sandwiches and 28,000 bottles of Ice Mountain water.