6th Annual Catch The Vision Community Day Highlights Marquette Township’s Community Values with Family-Friendly Fun

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Marquette Township, Michigan August 7, 2016 – The 6th Annual Catch The Vision Community Day captured the Marquette Township community feeling this weekend. Neighbors got together to watch the Saturday leg of the three-day softball tournaments on Lions Field, to eat Fat Boyz hotdogs,

Fat Boyz Provided The Hotdogs, Burgers and Pizza at the Marquette Township Community Day

Fat Boyz Fed The Crowd: Hotdogs, Burgers and Pizza

burgers, chips, and pizza, and listen to live music from Noon to about 10p in a laid back, family-friendly community get together.

Marquette Charter Township Manager Randy Girard

Township Manager, Randy Girard

In fact, Marquette Township manager Randy Girard reminded listeners of the 8th Day Radio show on Sunny.FM before the event how much the 6th Annual Community Day was similar to the old time Trob Fest that also occurred annually years ago.

 

Face Painting Line at Marquette Charter Township Catch The Vision Community Day This Last Saturday

Face Painting Line at Marquette Charter Township Catch The Vision Community Day This Last Saturday

Kids enjoyed the new kiddy park, face painting, the open ice rink, and the undeniable fun of dunking adults in the Dunk Tank on the tennis court, but they really loved the giant slide and firetrucks and other emergency vehicles.

State Police ID Program

The State police provided parents with a CD with their children’s fingerprints, voice recording, and photos so parents could leave with a complete identity kit of their child in case of emergency.

Ten hours of live music brought the perfect atmosphere for neighbors together — laid back and everybody enjoying the perfect summer day:

  • The live music kicked off with “UP Music Legends” Jim and Ray (Ray Dollar and Jim Pennell)  from Noon-3p.m. with a number of fan favorites.
  • Up next the The Flat Broke Blues Band played blues, R&B classics and original songs. The band features Walt Lindala (Guitarist/Vocalist), and Mark Johnson (Bassist/Vocalist),Mike Letts (Guitarist/Vocalist), Jim Cohen (Drummer) and Lorrie Hayes (Lead Vocalist/Harmonica).
  • Finally, from 6p to about 10p, The Reveal got the blood pumping and dancing going with their covers of classic rock. The Reveal is Jeff Green (Guitar/Vocals), Jim Peterson (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jeff Burbey (Bass/Vocals), Dennis Boyle (Drums/Vocals), and Julie Giackino (Keyboards/Vocals).
The Bands: Jim and Ray, Flat Broke Blues Band, The Reveal

The Bands: Jim and Ray, Flat Broke Blues Band, The Reveal

The Marquette Township manager Randy Girard, when describing the “Catch The Vision” concept, said the event allows people all around the area to know what Marquette Township is all about while enjoying a very family-oriented event. The Marquette Township Community Day provides an opportunity for “people to get out and get to know each other” and really see what Marquette Township has to offer.
The “Neighbors Noon Out” was blended into this year’s Marquette Township Community Day. “Neighbors Noon Out” — a block party really — similar to the National Neighbors Night Out, ran from Noon to 4p.m., allowing the community and public services like the police, fire department, and EMS to meet each other with under non-emergency conditions.
Kids Loved Knocking The Adults into the Dunk Tank at the Tennis Court

Kids Loved Knocking The Adults into the Dunk Tank at the Tennis Court

Softball Tournament Playoff List for Saturday

Softball Tournament Playoff List for Saturday

The three-day softball tournaments of local teams started Friday and ran all day Saturday. Sunny 101.9

Softball at the 6th Annual Catch The Vision Community Day In Marquette Township

Softball at the 6th Annual Catch The Vision Community Day In Marquette Township

fielded a team this year called the “Sunny Sliders,” ending in a tie 7-7 with the Dave’s Collision.  Great Lakes Radio’s own General Manager Todd Noordyk somehow, hilariously, ended up playing on the the team opposite the Sunny Slider’s during a few innings of softball.

Todd Noordyk and Score Keeper

Todd Noordyk and Score Keeper

Listen to the full 20 minute interview with Marquette Township Manager Randy Girard from the 8th Day Radio Show:

Full 20 Minute Interview with Marquette Township Manager Randy Girard

Sponsors included Marquette Township, Lions International, Great Lakes Radio, and the Marquette Township Business Association.

Marquette Charter Township 6th Annual Lions Field Recreation Area Catch The Vision Community Day - 2016

Marquette Charter Township 6th Annual Lions Field Recreation Area Catch The Vision Community Day – 2016

Great Lakes Radio Pubic Relations Director Pitches for the Sunny Sliders

Great Lakes Radio Pubic Relations Director Pitches for the Sunny Sliders

Sunny Sliders Tie with Dave's Collision 7-7

Sunny Sliders Tie with Dave’s Collision 7-7

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