MARQUETTE - Marquette Township will hold its second annual Lions Field Community Day on Saturday, with several activities scheduled throughout the day.
The Community Day is another in a continuing series of "Catch the Vision" events the township has organized over the past year or so.
Festivities begin at 9 a.m. at the Lions Field Recreation Area - which is located between Cherry and Summit streets - with Boy Scouts raising the American flag, while the national anthem is sung before the day's first softball game.
A co-ed softball game is under way at last year’s Lions Field Community Day in Marquette Township, which also included kids games and displays of township rescue and fire trucks, shown in the background. This year’s Community Day is set for Saturday at the field. (Journal file photo)
The games will continue throughout the day.
"Funds raised from team entry fees, raffles, etcetera, will go into a fund to build a batting cage for Lion's Field," said Marquette Township Community Events Chairwoman LeAnne Kachmarsky.
There will be a free 18-foot-long kids slide, along with pony rides, beginning at 11 a.m. At that time, the National Noon Time Out Party also begins, with fire trucks and rescue vehicles on display. There will be concessions provided by the Marquette Township Fire Department. A dunk tank, featuring local celebrities, will also begin at 11 a.m.
New to the event this year will be a beer tent, which will open at 2 p.m. A Texaco Country Showdown music competition begins at 2 p.m., as well.
From 4 p.m. until the event closes, there will be local live music presented by local musicians, as well as music from Sunny 101.9 WKQS FM radio disc jockeys.
Organizers said the event may continue into the evening with music and softball.
John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.