This segment is sponsored by The Ford Fund.
There’s going to be big Halloween fun in Detroit on Thursday. Our sponsor, The Ford Fund, is throwing a party and everyone is invited! It’s all happening at Michigan Central Train Station and you definitely want to bring your kids along. Shawn Thompson, Community Development Manager with The Ford Motor Company Fund, and Cindy Gillespie with Ford Land joined Jason Carr to discuss the event.
Thompson said it will be a spooky good time from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.. You can take a stroll through the train station, play games, enjoy face painting and more. Then attendees will end up at the Ford Engagement Center to go through the “haunted house”. That’s not all. If you go to the Michigan Central Information Center there will be scary stories the entire family can enjoy. Thompson said the community around the Train Station has supported their efforts to host a safe Halloween celebration. Over 3,000 visitors stopped by in 2018 and more are expected this year, despite the weather.
Trick or treating is a must on Halloween and there will be a chance to get all kinds of candy thanks to the trunk or treat. Vernor Highway will be closed down from the train station to the rec center so kids can safely trick or treat, enjoy cider and check out creepy Halloween decorations. All of the activities are free and open to the public.
To find out more information about trunk or treating, the haunted house, story telling and more, visit fordfund.org.