Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunfield will again host the annual May Daze, a celebration of Sunfield, its citizens, and the coming of warmer weather. The event, put on by Geneise Davis, will be a day filled with games, carnival rides, and plenty of craft and food vendors.
All of the festivities will take place on Main Street in Sunfield. Parking in the area is limited, so a shuttle bus will be going back and forth all day from the park off Logan Street to the Main Street festivities. On Main Street crafters, vendors, and lots of carnival food will be waiting for visitors. Food vendors is a first for May Daze, according to Davis, so parents can keep children happy and full throughout the afternoon.
Many of the May Daze activities are geared toward children, especially with games like egg toss, duck pond, wet t-shirt relay race, chicken bingo, and more. But there are many fun opportunities throughout the day, like the raffle with about $800 worth of gift cards and prizes. The Sentinel Knights Motorcycle Club, Riders Against Child Abuse, will also be present at May Daze to give presentations about preventing child abuse.
All of the events, activities, and vendors are for one thing, according to Davis: to bring life back to Sunfield. Davis is a lifelong resident of the small village. She’s lived through its heydays and dry days, and now she wants to let locals know about the potential that still exists in the often-overlooked spot on the Eaton County map.