The Dewitt Creativity Group is a united effort on behalf of the creatively-minded students at DHS to ensure continued innovation and expression in all forms.

2011 Old Town Riverbash

From: DeWitt Creativity Group
Contact: Jason LaFay (517) 668-3165/ LafayJ@dewittschools.net

Old Town Riverbash Press Release:

“A Celebration of Creativity”

“I survived...and creativity helped me every
step of the way”

DeWitt Creativity Group and the Old Town Commercial Association are pleased to announce the first Old Town Riverbash. This event is a showcase of local high school talent against the backdrop of a community recently awarded the coveted designation of “Great American Main Street”. The DeWitt Creativity Group is ecstatic to be partnering with such a visionary and supportive community. The event will provide residents of the Mid-Michigan area opportunities to experience high school creativity, physical wellness, and sports while promotional regional unity. Here is a sampling of some of the great activities/attractions one can expect at the Old Town Riverbash on Friday, June 3, 2011 (5:00 PM through 10:00 PM):

Poetry Slam (open microphone; share original verse or those of others 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Sir Pizza)
Improv Comedy (“Act As If..,” Productions perform improvisation using audience suggestions for inspiration)
Live Music (various bands/musicians in Turner Park)
Karaoke (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Sir Pizza)
Shooting Contest Featuring the Lansing Capitals Basketball Team
$1.00 River Boat Half Hour Tours (will run hourly between the Lansing City Market and Old Town)
Scavenger Hunt (teams of four search for historical landmarks throughout Old Town)
The Great Restaurants and Shops of Old Town
Art Galleries open extended hours for the First Friday Gallery Walk

A Great Time Is Waiting...

There will be something for everyone at the Old Town Riverbash. All of the events are free. It will be a great opportunity for those who have not been in Old Town for some time to check out this neat and distinctive place. For those adventurous enough to take a $1.00 half hour river boat tour, they will be able to see up close several sterling examples of Lansing's continued revitalization along the banks of the Grand River. The Lansing Capitals of the International Basketball League will hold a shooting contest for those who think they can match the talents of basketball wizards. While you are watching this awesome display of firepower, be sure to get some ice cream from Arctic Corner. Later, after catching a meal from one of the great eateries in Old Town, catch some awesome poetry at Sir Pizza. If you stick around long enough, you can sing classics from the 1980s during karaoke. Or you could decide to see live improv comedy that will leave you in stitches.

Participating Organizations:

DeWitt Creativity Group
Old Town Commercial Association
DeWitt Public Schools
Lansing Music TV
City of Lansing
Lansing Capitals (International Basketball League)
RetroDuck Custom Screen Printing
Sir Pizza
Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Clark Hill PLC
Lansing Metro Marinas
Tallulah's Folly
Arctic Corner
Greater Lansing Michigan Convention and Visitors Bureau
Master Flotka's ATA Martial Arts (Thanks for the kind donation!)
Red Cedar Friends Meeting