Fun-seekers invited to join Great Tecumseh Campfire at Zorn Park
The Tecumseh Parks and Recreation Department is coordinating The Great Tecumseh Campfire, an evening of fun and activities, on Saturday, June 30. The Campfire will take place in Cal Zorn Park, beginning at 7 p.m.
The event is a scaled-down version of The Great Tecumseh Campout, an event that was also held in the park in recent years.
“The Campout was really tied in with the fireworks,” said Shelley Lim, Cultural and Leisure Services Director. “Since the city is not having a fireworks display this year, we still wanted to do something with a camp-style theme; we’re just downsizing it a little bit.”
Lim said she and recreation programmers Gail Lakatos, Heather Marsh and Mike Nightingale put their heads together to come up with ideas for the Great Tecumseh Campfire.
“We’re going to kick things off at 7 p.m. with a pie-eating contest,” Lim said, adding that there would be a children’s division and an adult division. To top things off, the pies aren’t just any old pies — they’re Tecumseh Big Boy pies, donated by the restaurant. “We did this last year and everybody had a great time with it,” Lim said.
A variety of games will also be going on simultaneously, from badminton to lawn tennis to Frisbee-throwing, and if the weather remains warm, the Splash Pad will also be operational.
Deejay Rockin’ Roy will also be on hand to spin tunes for the event, to include pop, country and current hits.
“He and his wife added a lot to our event last year, and they also bring out a great selection of games set to music,” said Lim. “They had the kids hopping last year.”
At 9:30 p.m., just as darkness settles in, organizers will light The Great Tecumseh Campfire.
“We’ll be inviting folks to pull up a log or their favorite camp chair,” said Lim. “Of course no campfire would be complete without storytelling and campfire songs so we’ll be doing that.”
The event will close out by approximately 11 p.m.
“It’s just a nice family friendly event for the community,” Lim said.