Members of the community are invited to come and celebrate the history and join in the fun at the 75th Anniversary of Pearson Park Sunday Aug. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Step back into time with authentic interpretations of the Johlin Cabin and presentations by area historians. Enjoy the pedal boats, model boat exhibitions, classic/antique/muscle cars and hot rods, the ever-popular Pearson Friends Ice Cream Social, music and fun for all ages.
The day’s schedule of events includes:
Johlin Cabin and Pearson North Dedication – 2 p.m. Entertainment by Cardinal Stritch High School Band; recognition of donors, Metroparks, Johlin family and Oregon dignitaries; followed by historic interpretations of cabin until 6 p.m.
2-6 p.m.: Packer Hammersmith Center Area
• Maumee Valley Model Boat Exhibition
• Classic, Hot Rod, Antique & Muscle Car Show
• Family games, activities, paddle boats and nature walks
• Intermittent Black Swamp Frogs Base Ball Game Exhibition
• Friends of Pearson Ice Cream Social (fee involved)
• Entertainment by Tim Oehlers on the guitar, 3-4 p.m. and Lyle Crots, saw player from 4-5 p.m.
• The Velvetone Choraliers entertain from 3-4 p.m.
• Historic presentations by Fred Folger and Larry Michaels from 3-5 p.m.
• Entertainment by Kirbys from 4-5 p.m.
• Historic presentation by Metroparks History Staff 5-6 p.m.
Refreshments will be available. Offsite parking will be available at the Lucas County Challenger Center on Seaman Street and the Sacred Heart Home on Navarre Avenue.
For more information, call the Metroparks Special Events Section at 419-407-9727.