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The Great Marshmallow Drop set for March 29

By: Kathryn Pentiuk | Southfield Sun | Published March 25, 2024


SOUTHFIELD — The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department’s Great Marshmallow Drop, sponsored by Henry Ford Health, will be held at 10 a.m. March 29 at Catalpa Oaks County Park, 27705 Greenfield Road.

A helicopter will drop more than 15,000 marshmallows over a designated area in the park. There will be four drop zone groups. Three of the groups will begin at 10 a.m.: ages 4 and younger, ages 5-7 and ages 8-12. A drop for individuals of all ages with disabilities will begin at 11:30 a.m. with an American Sign Language interpreter on-site. All participants will receive a prize. No preregistration is required for attendees. However, it is recommended that participants arrive early due to the popularity of the event.

Staff and volunteers will be on-site to assist with parking, provide a safe boundary for kids to run in, distribute prizes and take care of other activities to support the event. Nearly 200 volunteers are needed for shifts of 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To register to volunteer, visit, email or call (248) 975-9717.