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Marshmallow Drop events take place in pair of Detroit-area communities

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    Parents and their kids attend Wayne County's 30th annual Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills in Westland, Friday, April 18, 2014. A total of 20,000 marshmallows are dropped by a helicopter three times into a field for different age groups.(AP Photo/The Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

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    A little boy tries to get a jump start on others to get at the marshmallows at the 30th anniversary of the Wayne County marshmallow drop at Nankin Mills park in Westland, Mich., on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals)

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    Parents and their kids attend Wayne County's 30th annual Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills in Westland, Mich., Friday, April 18, 2014. A total of 20,000 marshmallows are dropped by a helicopter three times into a field for different age groups. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

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    Alex Oliver, 6 of Canton, Michigan has his picture taken by his uncle Eric Oliver also from Canton at the 30th anniversary of the Wayne County marshmallow drop at Nankin Mills park in Westland, Mich., on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals)

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    Ella Hess, 4 of Taylor proudly shows off the Easter basket she won for finding the pink colored marshmallow in the thousands that were dropped from a helicopter at the 30th anniversary of the Wayne County marshmallow drop at Nankin Mills Park in Westland, Mich., on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals)

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    Jaden Jones, 4 of Dearborn Heights rushed with other kids his age and ended up picking up eight marshmallows during the 30th anniversary of the Wayne County marshmallow drop at Nankin Mills park in Westland, Mich., on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals)

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    After the helicopter dropped thousands of marshmallows kids in the 4-6 age group run to gather as many as they could at the 30th anniversary of the Wayne County marshmallow drop at Nankin Mills park in Westland, Mich., on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals)

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    A total of 20,000 marshmallows are dropped by a helicopter three times into a field for different age groups.

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A total of 20,000 marshmallows are dropped by a helicopter three times into a field for different age groups.

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TRENTON, Mich. — Thousands of marshmallows dropped from the sky in the Detroit area.

And there was no shortage of young people running to pick them up.

The annual Marshmallow Drop took place today at Wayne County parks in Trenton and Westland.

The marshmallows were dropped from a helicopter. Children collected the goodies and turned them in for prizes.

Children were divided into age groups to make sure everyone had a chance to participate.

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