Great Marshmallow Drop 2016 – Catalpa Oaks

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Great Marshmallow Drop 2016 – Catalpa Oaks County Park – Oakland County Parks has released information about the  Great Marshmallow Drop 2016.

Changes to the plans for tomorrow’s Great Marshmallow Drop.

UPDATE – 3/24/16 – The helicopter portion of Marshmallow Drop has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Per Oakland County Parks and RecreationWhile marshmallows won’t be falling from the sky due to inclement weather, the 7th Annual Great Marshmallow Drop will still go on – plans have just changed a bit.

Join Oakland County Parks staff and volunteers as they distribute Marshmallow Drop goodie bags to children ages 12 and younger from 10 a.m.-noon March 25 at Catalpa Oaks County Park.

Stay dry and swing on through the parking lot where staff members will be directing traffic to the goodie bag distribution area in a “drive through” fashion.

Each child will receive one goodie bag packed with all kinds of fun stuff – no marshmallow needed!

Goodie bags include treats and other prizes, as well as great coupons from our sponsors – a free kids meal from Olga’s Kitchen and a $2 off coupon for Detroit Kid City!

Goodie bags are limited to one per child while supplies last and children must be present to receive a goodie bag.

This year’s free Marshmallow Drop event takes place at Catalpa Oaks Park in Southfield on Friday, March 25, 2016.

The marshmallows are set to drop via helicopter at 10a! 15,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to be turned in for a prize! You only need to exchange one marshmallow to receive a prize—this is not a competition. The Great Marshmallow Drop 2016 at Catalpa Oaks in Southfield, Michigan will host 3 age groups for separate marshmallow drops… 4 and younger (plus individuals with disabilities), ages 5-7, and ages 8 and older.

Below is a review from a previous Great Marshmallow Drop and video footage of the 15,000 marshmallows being copter-dropped!

My kids could not wait to go to the Oakland County Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks County Park. When we got there we saw thousands of people waiting for the helicopter to appear and drop more than 15,000 marshmallows for all the kids to find.

Despite the large crowd, Oakland County Parks & Rec staff did a great job dividing everyone into three age categories and having plenty of staff to direct all the people traffic. A stage was also set up for the announcer to guide everyone through the process. The Great Marshmallow Drop is a free event. If you plan on going, try to get there at least 20 minutes before 10a as the event draws a big crowd and parking can be difficult.

Great Marshmallow Drop Video

After the drop, the children each found one marshmallow and turned it in for a prize-filled egg. The staff made it very clear that only one marshmallow was needed to receive a prize; this was not a competition and the event was completely free. In addition to the prize-filled egg, all the kids received a free pass to an Oakland County water park!

The first Oakland County Parks Marshmallow Drop in 1978 in the Oakland County courthouse parking lot. After more than 30 years, the parks system has brought back this unique event.

The Great Marshmallow Drop 2016

March 25, 2016 at 10a
Catalpa Oaks
27725 Greenfield Road
Southfield, MI

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