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FRIDAY AUGUST 31, 2018
Sue Bila and catches up with Arlinda Shattuck from the St. Johns Mint Festival. The festival brings in over 5,000 people a day, impacting the economy and is happening August 10th-12th. Arlinda explains that this year the festival will have crafts, flea market, free entertainment, kids activities, quilt show, parade, car show, professional rodeo & high school rodeo, jeep show & obstacle course and dog shows.
Alison Watson from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs joins Sue Bila on this segment of Party @ MI Place. Alison and Sue cover the recent 350 Anniversary Celebration of the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie, MI. Alison has played a huge part for the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and travels the state to visit small town events to the big art fests. You can find out all the upcoming Michigan events and festivals at www.michiganbusiness.org/industries/mcaca/
Danielle Fulcher is the Communications, Events & Brand Manager of Genesee County Parks and joins Sue Bila on this segment of Party @ MI Place. With over 11,000 acres Genesee County is the largest county in Michigan and brings in 100,000’s of people each year into its parks.
Sue Bila gets the opportunity to talk with MFEA’s Volunteer Board of Directors Jerry Preston. In the first segment Sue and Jerry talk about Grand Haven’s Coast Guard Festival and some history behind the festival. In segment two Jerry then highlights Flint’s premiere antique car show Back to the Bricks. Back to the Bricks is the 3rd largest car show in the United States and attracts over 500,000 car show enthusiasts to celebrate motor vehicles and Flint’s historic role in the automotive industry.
MFEA, the Michigan Festivals and Events Association shares the calendar of festivals around Michigan for August 2018.
Host Sue Bila talks with Michigan Senator Mike Kowall about all the great things happening in the Novi area including the Michigan State Fair held August 30th - Sept 3rd.
Then for the second segment they take up the issue of cooperation happening with veteran groups across Michigan. He discusses a project move a World War I monument honoring American and Canadian soldiers getting a new home set to move from the old Michigan State Fairgrounds and being restored.