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Island Party

Friday, July 11, 2014
20th Annual Island Party and Pig Roast
FREE ADMISSION!
6:00-11:00pm

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Food and drink for sale. Free admission to the party. Admission will be free and open to the public.  The food and beverages will be offered a la carte. No outside food or beverages may be brought into the party. Glow sticks and this year’s Island Party t-shirts—designed by local artist Steve Ehret—will also be available.

ENTERTAINMENT:
Enjoy fabulous reggae music by Umojah Nation
Also enjoy the Jackson High School Steel Drum Band
Education & Outreach Coordinator will lead eco-friendly bubble activities. Click here for the instructions to make your own!

SAND SCULPTURE:
Also in celebration of the 20th anniversary, this year’s Island Party will include a large sand sculpture by Laurie Arntz-Tournoux—sponsored by Midwestern Industries, Inc. and Day Ketterer Attorneys at Law, with in-kind assistance from Oster Sand and Gravel, Inc., and Glick Excavating, Inc.

GO BLUE!
For the 20th Annual Island Party, the Massillon Museum will offer eco-friendly solutions. These “Go Blue!” initiatives are sponsored by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation, and “The Independent.”

• Instead of using one-time use water bottles (which would take 500-1000 to biodegrade), MassMu will offer Island Party BPA-free reusable water bottles.
• Kimble recycling containers will be available in the party area.
• The Education activity will be eco-friendly bubble solution, to decrease non-point watershed pollution.

"This ties perfectly to the overarching message of "Fragile Waters"—caring for our most important natural resource,” explained Emily Vigil, the Museums events coordinator.

Learn more Eco Facts from our Go Blue! Initiative here.

FOOD:
The Museum's annual event includes its traditional pig roast on the lawn by volunteers Joe Herrick and Rudy Turkal.  A Caribbean supper of pork sandwiches, jerk chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit skewers, and chips will be offered for sale.  The cash bar will offer beer (including Jamaican Red Stripe), frozen island drinks, wine, water, soft drinks, and juice.  

PARKING:
Free parking will be available in the municipal parking lots, the parking deck on South Erie Street, and on adjacent streets.

Plan to come for the fun, rain or shine.

For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061.

Previous Island Party photos:

Photos from our 2012 Island Party on facebook

Photos from our 2011 Island Party on facebook

Photos from the 2010 Island Party on picasa