PPNA Happenings

Happenings, history and news of the Prospect Park Neighborhood and Ypsilanti

Easter Bunny and Harlem Globtrotter Type Show Coming to Town

Posted by ppna on March 31, 2009

Saturday April 4th @ 9a (this Saturday!)
The Easter Bunny will be in Frog Island!
The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees invite you and your family to a fun filled morning of Easter Egg hunting, games, crafts and the famous Marshmallow Drop. This year’s event begins Saturday, March 15 at 9:00am, rain or shine, at Frog Island Park in Depot Town. The hunts start at 10:00 am and the drop is at 11:00 am. Registration starts at 9am (cost is $1 per child). Plan to arrive early, as candy is only guaranteed for the first 500 children!

The Marshmallow Drop will feature a helicopter dropping 75 pounds of marshmallows on the field at one time, over 3000 marshmallows.

Children’s events will include a jelly bean guessing jar, a sucker tree, and a bean bag toss. The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees have been running the Easter Egg Hunt since 2001, and have had on average 500 children enjoy the event each year. Many thanks to the volunteers and donors who make this event possible, and to Helicopter Services of Wayne, Michigan for making the marshmallow drop possible.

Thursday April 9th @ 7p (a week from this Thursday)
The Harlem Ambassador’s v. the Jaycee Swoops Basketball Exhibition Game
Advance tickets are cheaper than at the door!
Feel good family entertainment for all ages. The Harlem Ambassadors is a professional basketball team that performs dazzling ball-handling tricks, high-flying slam dunks and hilarious family comedy. The Harlem Ambassadors will play the Jaycee Swoops, a team made up of local community members. It is a two for one deal, not only is it an exciting basketball game, it is also a comedy show. The Ambassadors will conduct a post-game autograph session where every child and fan will have the opportunity to meet every player. You can also view video of their antics at http://www.HarlemAmbassadors.com.

The Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show will be played on April 9, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Christian Academy Gym, 1007 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. Advance tickets may be purchased at ypsilantijaycees.com. Advance tickets are kids/students/seniors $7.00, adults $9.00 and kids four and under free. Game day tickets available starting at 6:30 are kids/students/seniors $8.00, and adults $12.00, kids four and under free.

This event is a fundraiser for the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees. The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees is a leadership development organization for people between the ages of 21 and 40 which build leaders through community service. Projects run by the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees include the Ypsilanti Easter Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Drop, the Heritage Festival Parade, and the Great Train Race. Our chapter strives to provide the opportunities necessary for our members to create positive change in their personal and professional lives as well as their communities. Please feel free to contact us via our hotline at (734) 332-9139 (voicemail only) or check us out at our website http://www.ypsilantijaycees.com.

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