NOVI, Mich., (WXYZ) - The Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair is back in a big way!
The holiday weekend-long fair began with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the grounds at Suburban Collection Showplace Thursday afternoon.
A VIP reception and Charity Preview followed with 7 Action News Anchor Glenda Lewis as the Mistress of Ceremonies of the reception.
Live entertainment, food from local restaurants, and a scholarship presentation warmed the crowd.
16 local students who help put food on the tables of people in need, received a total of $10,000 as part of the new Urban Youth Agricultural Scholarship program. The program is funded by the Detroit Shriners Organization and the Detroit Metro CVB
The Charity Preview also honored the dedication and commitment of veterans and active U.S.. military members and their families. Kids from the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Special Olympics athletes, and Michigan children from the Rainbow Connection along with their families were there.
The Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair runs through Labor Day.