GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - Maranda officially wrapped up the 2013 Park Party season on Thursday July 25 at Northwestern Middle School in Battle Creek. The fifth and final Park Party of the summer drew an astounding crowd of close to 6,000 people! The Battle Creek party brought the official total of participants to nearly 30,000 for the 2013 Park Party season.
"I'm so proud of our staff, interns and sponsors who worked together to impact the lives of thousands of families across five West Michigan communities," said Maranda. "It was an unbelievable summer and we're already looking forward to next year!"
This summer Maranda, the Park Party team, & sponsors traveled to Muskegon, Holland, Wyoming, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Between the five parties Maranda's partners gave away tons of free stuff to every participant who attended!
Check out these amazing statistics:
25,000 winners at the Wheel of Prizes- Courtesy of Bethany Christian Services
19,400 ice cream sandwiches- courtesy of Country Fresh
15,000 backpacks- Courtesy of Priority Health
14,500 bottles of Ice Mountain water
12,500 free go-kart ride passes- courtesy of Craig's Cruisers
12,000 bags of Cheez Kurls
12,000 packages of fresh veggies- courtesy of Meijer
8,000 Shutterbooth photos- courtesy of Amway
8,000 pitches at the White Caps booth
6,000 kids in the ESCAPE Fire Safety Smoke house
3,500 milk mustaches- courtesy of UDIM
1,500 slides on the Super Slide- Courtesy of Fifth Third Bank
1,500 pieces of artwork created for the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
750 climbers on the rock wall- Courtesy of Ferris State University
600 child ID kits- Courtesy of EPS
4 Rocket Launches- Courtesy of Air Zoo
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