Pittsfield Charter Township will host its 10th Passport 2 Pittsfield (P2P) Open House on Sunday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM. All are welcome to hop onto a AAATA bus and visit four Township facilities: Township Hall (6201 W. Michigan Ave.), Public Safety (6227 W. Michigan Ave.), Utilities Field Office (4467 Concourse Drive), and Parks & Recreation at Lillie Park (4365 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108).
“Conceived of as a way to showcase ongoing projects, over the course of a decade, this annual event has transformed into a vibrant family-friendly space where folks of all age groups have hands-on activities to engage with: ranging from community art project to planting trees to doing a mock planning and building process using recycled materials. We hope you stop by and enjoy the 10th P2P on Sunday,” notes Supervisor Mandy Grewal.
This free event gives area residents an inside look into how Pittsfield Township conducts its work on behalf of its residents. Each department will host family-friendly activities to show a sample of life in public service. Visitors will receive a P2P passport that can be stamped as they participate in each activity.
Activities will include:
- Township Hall (6201 W. Michigan Avenue)
o Build A Box City – Including a new expanded educational activity that walks you through the planning process to earn your Jr. Master Builder Certificate!
o Community Art Project – Celebrating the fabric of our community - YOU! Participants will have the opportunity to bring pieces of fabric, ribbon, string, yarn, etc. to weave into the piece or select from the provided supplies.
o KidsVote2018 – Let your voices be heard by casting your vote on a P2P KidsVote Ballot, learning how to use the voting machine, and getting your “I voted!” sticker!
o P2P Passport Photobooth – Play dress up as one of our community helpers and get your photo taken for your P2P Passport book.
o P2P Community Sponsor Raffle – Enter to win goodies from our local business community sponsors!
o Farmers Market Showcase – Get a taste of the Farmers Market by meeting the Market Manager and participating in activities such as:
§ #RockPittsfield – Spread simple acts of kindness by painting rocks for this popular “hide and go seek” kindness rock adventure.
§ Bike Blender – Hop on the bike to get a quick workout in and blend up a delicious smoothie!
§ Selfie Station – Take your photo in the market booth selfie station!
- Public Safety (6227 W. Michigan Avenue)
o Firetrucks, Police Cars, Equipment, & Meet & Greet – Climb into the firetrucks, see what it’s like to sit in a police car, test out the gear and get your picture taken with your local Firefighters & Police Officers!
o Crime Prevention & Safety Resources – Get resources, information, tips and tricks from our Community Coordinator Ritchie Coleman.
- Parks & Recreation at Lillie Park South! (4365 Platt Road)
o Soccer Skills & Snag Golf - Get out in the park to enjoy the fresh air, work on your soccer skills, and play a round of Snag Golf!
o Vehicle & Equipment Show – Check out the vehicles and equipment and learn about what it takes to help maintain the parks and trails!
o Scavenger Hunt - Go on a scavenger hunt as you explore the park and trails that Lillie has to offer!
o Tree Species Identification Tour & Tree Giveaway - Join a guide to learn about trees and how to identify different types of tree species. Get your very own tree seedling at the end of your tour to take home and plant!
- Utilities Field Office (4467 Concourse Drive)
o Vehicle & Equipment Show – Check out the vehicles and equipment and learn about water meters, water mains, sewer cameras, and more!
o Live Sewer Demo – Watch the sewer camera in action with a live demonstration.
o Guess the Weight Contest – Try to guess the weight of this year’s mystery item for your chance to win a prize!
For more information, visit www.pittsfield-mi.gov/p2p.
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