Grosse Pointe City to hold fall festival

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published September 22, 2020

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GROSSE POINTE CITY — With new safety protocols in place, Grosse Pointe City will be hosting its 14th annual Fall Harvest event between 2 and 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at Neff Park.

Parks and Recreation Director Christopher Hardenbrook said during a Sept. 21 Grosse Pointe City Council meeting via Zoom that this will be different from the past because of the pandemic. Some popular traditions involving shared food and commonly touched surfaces had to be eliminated this year, he said.

“We will not be hosting the typical activities we have had in the past,” Hardenbrook said.

However, officials still promise an afternoon of family fun. Along with pumpkin decorating between 2 and 4:30 p.m., Hardenbrook said they will have a magic show and an American Frisbee Dog Show.

City officials were happy to see that beloved annual events can still go on by finding creative alternatives and incorporating the latest safety measures.

“I think it’s great how we’re adapting to these things,” City Councilwoman Maureen Juip said.

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