BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOTV) July 28 was a day for the Battle Creek community to come together to celebrate free family fun. Maranda and the crew rolled in to Northwestern Middle School for the final Maranda Park Party of 2016. More than 7,000 kids and families came for an afternoon of free fun.
There were tons of free resources from Battle Creek organizations. The Battle Creek City Police Department brought a huge display including a robot and SWAT team gear. Guests also checked out fire hose demonstrations with the Battle Creek Fire Department and a giant tented area full of games, activities, and prizes with Battle Creek Public Schools.
Air Zoo brought a huge display of robotics with a drone, potato gun, and an air cannon that shot marshmallows into the air! E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc. brought more than 900 people through its smoke demonstration trailer.
Free snacks and treats from Meijer, McDonald’s, Country Fresh, Post, Cheeze Kurls, and Grand Rapids First Church were available for everyone! Party goers were able to grab a free Priority Health backpack to store all their freebies and prizes.
Battle Creek Public Schools worked with the USDA and Michigan Department of Education to serve nearly 3,000 free lunches to anyone 18 and under.