Michigan kids grab marshmallows dropped from helicopter - WNEM TV 5

Michigan kids grab marshmallows dropped from helicopter

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Source: Wayne County Parks Source: Wayne County Parks
TRENTON, MI (AP) -

Children scampered through the grass at a Detroit-area park to snatch up thousands of marshmallows that were dropped from a helicopter.

The 33rd annual Marshmallow Drop took place Friday at Elizabeth Park in Trenton and was hosted by Wayne County. It's a tradition around the Easter holiday.

Asked about the event, 9-year-old Serenity Williams of Brownstown Township used the word "fun" eight times, adding she collected "a whole bunch of marshmallows. A bag of them."

The helicopter made three passes, dropping marshmallows aimed at kids in three age categories: 4 years old and younger; 5-7 years old; and 8 years and older.

The marshmallows are fluffy and tempting to eat, but organizers say they shouldn't be. Instead, children turn them in for candy and an Easter sketch pad.

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