The Maranda Park Party season started off with lots of energy and excitement at Lamar Park in Wyoming on Thursday June 21, 2018 (the first day of summer).
Nearly 8,500 people came out to enjoy all of the great fun and food for free. Whether it was flying down the zip line, grabbing a fruit snack from the Meijer Food Truck, learning about fire safety inside the E.S.C.A.P.E. Mobile Training Center or checking out the Rapid Bus, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
This party set the tone for all of the fun-filled parties to come for the rest of the summer.
Trenten Dollaway of Battle Creek is the One Millionth person to go through the E.S.C.A.P.E. smoke demonstration trailer. He and his family won the grand prize to the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, free tickets to the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, free passes to Craig’s Cruisers fun center in Wyoming, Michigan, free haircuts courtesy of Coachlite Cutters Barber Shop in Portage, a free Meijer gas card thanks to our friends at Liberty Mutual Insurance, and gift card from EPS Security. Free E.S.C.A.P.E. T-shirts and baseball caps were also very popular for Trenten and his family!
The E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety Program recognized its one millionth child to learn about fire safety inside the Mobile Training Center in Battle Creek on July 31st.
The E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety Program will recognize its one millionth child to learn about fire safety inside the Mobile Training Center Thursday July 31st in Battle Creek.
The last Maranda Park Party of the summer kicks off on Thursday, July 31, at Northwestern Middle School in Battle Creek! There will be free lunch for anyone 18 and under starting at 11:30 a.m., while supplies last. The party is from noon to 2 p.m. with rides, activities, games, entertainment, and prizes. Everyone is invited and everything is free!
A special surprise at this Park Party includes announcing the One Millionth Child to visit the E.S.C.A.P.E. Mobile Training Center, a 38′ interactive smoke demonstration trailer. The winning child and his or her family will win a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, a Meijer Gas Card courtesy of Liberty Mutual Insurance, 4 passes to the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, free haircut passes for 4 to Coachlight Barber Shop in Portage, an E.S.C.A.P.E. T-shirt, ball cap, a chance to get a photo taken with Jake The Fire Safety Dog and meet Maranda as well as other surprises!
Buses will be making stops at area locations to transport kids to and from the Park Party.
School Location Departure times:
11 a.m. – Depart Fremont Elementary, Fremont St.
11:20 a.m. – Depart Franklin Elementary, Newark St.
11:30 a.m. – Depart Coburn Elementary, Fairhome Ave
11:40 a.m. – Depart W.K. Kellogg, McCamly St.
11:50 a.m. – Arrive at Northwestern Middle School
Springfield Apartment Bus Stops
11:15 a.m. – Depart Wyndtree Apartments at Wyndtree & Harmonia
11:20 a.m. – Depart Brookside Apartments on W. Dickman Road (meet at office)
11:25 a.m. – Depart Fairlane Apartments on Avenue A (meet at office)
11:35 a.m. – Depart River Apartments on Stringham Road (meet at office)
11:45 a.m. – Arrive at Northwestern Middle School
Return trips depart from Northwestern Middle School at 2:15 p.m.