The Thomas Township “Shields Summer Festival” takes place each summer at the club-owned property at 605 South Miller Road.
The dates for the 2016 festival will be Thursday, July 7th through Sunday, July 10th. Activities anticipated at the 2016 festival will include live entertainment, beer tent, food, bingo and much more with games and amusement rides.
Throughout the Thomas Township area other events taking place as part of the festival include softball tournaments and the township-wide “Trash & Treasures” garage and rummage sales (which had over 115 participants both residential and business in 2015) as well as the Thomas Township Trailblazer 5K Run/Walk. For information on the “Trash & Treasures” sale or any festival events you can contact the Thomas Township office at (989) 781-0150, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Saturday of the festival, the Lions Club sponsors a parade at 11 a.m. that makes its way down Gratiot Road. Area businesses and organizations participate in the themed event to make it one of the largest in the area. To view the parade, make sure you set-up on the south side of Gratiot because the parade will run down the two southernmost lanes.
For additional festival information, please contact Don Emeott at (989) 781-1305. If you are interested in participating in the parade or want more details about it, please contact Wayne Engel at (989) 301-0022.