With the thought of full disclosure...Andy O'Riley is the Mayor Pro Tem of Roosevelt Park and this article is appearing out of nothing but pride in community and a sincere wish for you to come and join us for an awesome day with a little something for everyone in the family at the annual day to celebrate in Roosevelt Park, which is Saturday September 7th 2019!! Now that we have the disclaimers out of the way, let's get down to the fun!
Hey, for years in the Muskegon area Roosevelt Park Day was THE event! Over time though, as things do a fresh approach was needed and while the party on Broadway was great, it had dwindled a little and the time had come to shake things up a little so, to utilize the assets that Roosevelt Park has the most of was the idea that came up and so set in motion a move to the center of the city at the expansive park at the Community Center where the park itself could be surrounded by food trucks with every kind of fare to please any palate. We could also add in some extra free fun for kids with the grassy areas dedicated to kids games and inflatables from Kangaroo Palace. Crafters and vendors all have plenty of space by the tennis courts do display and sell their incredible hand crafted items. We can put up a stage, rope off an area for some ice cold beverages and while we're at it, let's call Lewis' Farms and see if they'll bring down the Candy Cannon and blast that off at the Del Mar Playfield at 3:30. It all seemed to come together nicely.
Of course, it all kicks off with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Trinity Lutheran Church with proceeds going to benefit the Muskegon Rescue Mission. Fill your family up for only $4 for those 13 and over and $3 for kids 6-12, kids under 5 eat free! The breakfast will be held at the Roosevelt Park Community Center. The parade gets underway at 10 lead by Grand Marhsall, Eagle Scout Jason Fitzpatrick. It's free for entries if you have a business or organization that would like to join, but you do need to complete an application that can be found by CLICKING HERE. Once the parade is complete, the morning set up will be done and you are invited to come get a taste of the trucks! Delightful temptations of savory fare, sweets, deserts and more. Sights, sounds and smells will abound and the music gets rolling with the Mona Shores Fiddlers, followed by Country Current a little later in the day, and the evening rounds out with everyone's favorite local party band Yard Sale Underwear!
The BIG moment for the kids happened last year for the first time though. Scott Lewis of Lewis Farms came down for a visit and brought along the Candy Cannon! Every Saturday and Sunday the Candy Cannon goes off at Lewis Farms, however, 3:30p is the time to be at the Del Mar Playfield as 80 pounds of candy goes boom and then rains down on the kids! It's quite a sight to behold!
Andy O, Roosevelt Park City Manager Jared Olsen and City Clerk Ann Wisnewski gathered up to talk all about the fun and what's to come. Take a listen.
Consider yourself invited! Roosevelt Park considers itself a "Proud Community" and it's our chance to throw out the welcome mat with great entertainment for all ages, delicious offerings of all kinds of food, great music, great community togetherness and with Mother Natures blessings...some perfect weather for such an occasion! It's going to be a full day of fun September 7th! We'll see you at Roosevelt Park Day!