PPNA Happenings

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Ward 3 Field Day and Pot-Luck September 13th

Posted by ppna on August 6, 2008

I mentioned my plan for an Ypsilanti Community Day earlier on this site but I was told there just wasn’t enough time to plan a big event so I’m scaling back the plan to a Ward 3 field day / pot luck. I’m going for September 13th, noon, at Prospect or Riverside Parks.

This will be a neighborhood association vs. neighborhood association contest with the winning neighborhood walking away with bragging rights and a trophy.

We had a brief idea gathering session and this is what we came up with for games:

Capture the Flag, 3 legged Race, Shoe Kick, Water Balloon Toss / Egg Toss, Corn Hole, 4 square tournament, Tug-O-War, Kick-Ball, wheel barrow race, and sack race.

We need help coming up with games and entertainment for the people that aren’t interested or can’t participate in the physical activities. We didn’t come up with much so it would be nice to get some ideas. We could have some table games like Euchre, Scrabble, Texas Hold em, etc where the winner earns points for their neighborhood.

We’d also like everyone to participate in a Pot-Luck so we’ll have grills and things set up.

It would be nice to have a bike parade where kids decorate their bikes and then ride them to the park.

Two Talent Shows, One being Goofy talents and the other ‘real’ talents.

Any other ideas are welcome.

What We Need:
Participation, Participation, Participation
Volunteers, Volunteers, Volunteers
Game equipment depending on the games we intend to play
Grills etc.
A way to pay for incidentals like cups, knives, forks, etc.
We may need a port-o-john, park use fee, and other things.

This will only be as good as people put into it so I’d like feedback if you are willing to help set this up.



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