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Midland Park

Photos: Community Day

09/08/2013 10:11AM ● By Rebecca K. Abma

Kids practiced their climbing skills on the Rock Wall.

Midland Park's annual Community Day was held on Sept. 7, with 22 community organizations represented, including three churches, scouts, the rec department, emergency service, local businesses, the Lions Club and Rotary. 

Several groups put together games  and activities for kids. Among the fun: Parisi's beanbag toss, fishing at the Gospel Hall tent, rainbow looms and coloring at the library booth, spin art (using old record players) at the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church and there was plenty of face painting and frisbees to go around. 

There was also plenty of food. The Midland Park Volunteer Fire Department grilled up a storm, serving hot dogs and hamburgers, the Boy Scouts sold popcorn, the girl scouts sold baked goods and the Midland Park Public Education Foundation served cotton candy. 

Climbing was another big event for the day. The Fire Department was on hand with its ladder truck and allowed kids to test their nerves by climbing the ladder (under adult supervision).  A rock climbing wall on the other end of the fair gave kids a chance to harness up and climb the wall.

Revitalization efforts were also evident at the event. According to Rec Dept. Coordinator Kathy LaMonte, who organized the day, there were more groups involved than in recent years. One such group, the freshly re-organized Friends of the Midland Park Memorial Library held a plant sale to raise funds for WiFi throughout the library. 

Entertainment for the day was provided by two local live bands, the O'Dell Brothers Band and Jimmy & The Sausages. 

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