Thousands of children will scramble to retrieve one of 15,000 marshmallows falling from a helicopter at Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Great Marshmallow Drop Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield.
Children will participate by age groups: ages 4 and younger and individuals with disabilities; ages 5 – 7, and ages 8 – 12. The helicopter will fly over three times, once for each age group. The event is not a competition, just a fun time. Sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, the collected marshmallow can be exchanged for a prize bag. Only one marshmallow is needed for a prize.
The event is free. Catalpa Oaks County Park is located at 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield.
Children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy this event. Oakland County Parks is accepting volunteers 16 years old and older to help with Great Marshmallow Drop. Volunteers can serve as marshmallow marshals and chute controllers or assist in the prize tent and boundary areas. For more information, visit the VolunteerMatch.com or call 248-975-9717.