Cascade Township, Michigan, Sept. 20, 2021– Cascade Township is inviting community members of all ages to its inaugural Cascade Heritage Day, a daylong community event that will celebrate the township’s history.
Cascade Heritage Day will take place 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 outside at the Kent District Library – Cascade Township Branch, 2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE. The event will feature a 5K and Fun Run in the morning, a cornhole tournament, festival rides and food from local restaurants in the afternoon and live music and a beer tent in the evening.
The schedule of events is:
- 9 a.m. – 5K
- 9:30 a.m. – 1-mile Fun Run
- Noon-4 p.m. – Cornhole tournament and community festival featuring kids’ rides and activities, food from local restaurants and a book sale
- 5-9 p.m. – Beer tent and live music from local band Signal Point
Throughout the event, attendees will be able to learn about the township’s history by visiting booths set up by the Cascade Historical society and viewing facts and historic photos on signage along the 5K course and throughout the library property.
“We are delighted to gather with the community and celebrate what makes Cascade Township such a special place to live, work, eat and play,” said Cascade Township Manager Ben Swayze. “With a 5K, cornhole tournament, festival rides, local food and live music, Cascade Heritage Day has something for everyone, and we cannot wait to start this tradition in the township.”
While event admission, festival rides and live music are free, there are costs for the 5K, Fun Run, cornhole tournament and food and beverages. The beer tent will feature beverages from Thornapple Brewing Co. and Schmohz Brewing Co. Food and beverages are cash-only.
The 5K is $35 per person and includes a T-shirt, medal, Heritage Day tokens, race photo and post-race fuel. The 1-mile Fun Run is $25 per person and includes the same giveaways minus the Heritage Day tokens.
The 5K will begin outside the library and go east on Thornbook Street SE, south on Thornhills Avenue SE and north on Thornapple River Drive SE before looping back and ending outside the library. Parts of these roads will be closed 9-11 a.m.
The cornhole tournament will feature competitive, open and school-age divisions. The cost is $30 per team. All 5K and Fun Run participants get half off the cornhole tournament fee. Cornhole division winners will receive challenge coins and prizes.
To register for the 5K, Fun Run and cornhole tournament or for more information about Cascade Heritage Day, visit cascadeheritageday.com
. Registration ends 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.
The 5K and cornhole tournaments are managed by Athletic Timers of Michigan, and 10% of each entry supports Folds of Honor
, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of service members who have died or who are disabled.