City’s free community picnic to celebrate end of summer

The city of Grand Haven will be celebrating community with an end-of-summer cookout at East Grand River Park on Saturday. "We are going to have a summer-style cook-out,' said event organizer John Stuparits, manager of the Grand Haven-Spring Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant. Stuparits said the Bayou Picnic is free and will feature a pig roast where pulled-pork sandwiches, baked beans, corn on the cob and rolls will be served. Over the past several years, attendance at the annual city picnic has averaged about 800 or so people.
Alex Doty
Aug 24, 2011

“We expect that kind of crowd, weather permitting,” Stuparits said.

In addition to food, there will also be plenty to do to keep people occupied and entertained. “For the kids, we will have plenty of games and activities,” Stuparits said.
Stuparits also said the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety will have its ladder truck on display, Harbor Transit will provide trolley rides and the Prevailing Winds Community Band will be providing the music during the event.

“It’s just our way of thanking the residents and employees of the city of Grand Haven,” he said.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

“We just hope to see everybody there,” Stuparits said.

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