Family night brings magic to the park

Magician Anthony Grupido performs for a full crowd in Centennial Park. Photo by J. Hanlon

By James Hanlon
Leader Staff Writer
Instead of the usual concert, it was a family night with children’s activities and a magic show in Centennial Park last Thursday night, July 8. Long lines of kids eagerly waiting for a folded balloon or for their face to be painted, stretched across the park.
Several downtown businesses helped make the event a success. Simple Organics taught children to cook with a live cooking class. Funky Monkey Toys made over 500 free cotton candies. And Caputo’s Salon, a new downtown business at 51 S. Washington St., made tinsel hair extensions for the kids.
Then, professional magician Anthony Grupido, a 2013 Lake Orion High School graduate, charmed the crowd with his tricks and sense of humor.
Volunteers stayed late after the show to make sure every kid had a turn at one of the fun activities.
The DDA’s Concerts in the Park series continues tomorrow night, July 15, with “Escaping Pavement” from 7-9 p.m.

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