The West Bloomfield School District will be holding its second Family Fun Night during the West Bloomfield High School varsity football game against Troy Athens on Friday, Sept. 21.
The event will double as “A Salute to our U.S. Military, Police and Fire Heroes,” and will begin in the school parking lot at 5 p.m. with police and rescue vehicles, military vehicles, a fire engine and a patrol boat on hand.
There will also be face painting, airbrush tattoos, a rock climbing wall and a dunk tank at the event.
Other free attractions will include a bounce house, an inflatable football toss, a Raptor vehicle, a video arcade on wheels and an F-16 miniature fighter jet.
A DJ will also be on hand to play music and the G.I. Johnny air balloon will also be at the festival. Free cider and doughnuts will be available and prizes such as flash drives will be given out.
In the case of inclement weather, the activities will be moved indoors.
At 6:30 p.m., the activities will be stopped and entry to the football game will begin.
A tribute ceremony is scheduled at 6:45 p.m., with the football game kickoff set for 7 p.m.
Admission to the game is $5, while attendees with a military, police or fire ID will be granted free admission, as will students from any of the district’s elementary and middle schools who wear shirts with their school’s name on it.
There will be a special family area sectioned off in the bleachers so families and youngsters will be able to sit together.
The halftime show will feature performances by the West Bloomfield High School Marching Band and Dance Team, as well as giveaways of t-shirts and other items.
The district advises attendees not to bring any election or political materials or paraphernalia to the festival.
Last year’s inaugural Family Fun Festival coincided with the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.