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Tiger Hall of Famer Alan Trammell to visit Snowfest

The READ Association of Saginaw County will benefit from the annual Zehnder’s Snowfest 2018.

  The Snowfest committee is putting the final touches on its six-day event, set to begin Wednesday, January 24 and wrapping up on Monday, January 29.

  Heavy equipment and much manpower began filling the single and double blocks for the snow sculptors, with the world class located just north of Zehnder’s and the state carvers working in the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s south parking lot.

  One of the top fan favorite events at Snowfest is expected to make another home run on Friday, January 26, when the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan arrives with more than 20 Tigers players, coaches and staff.

  Tigers legend Alan Trammell, who was recently elected to be a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, will headline the day. Joining him will be Assistant General Manager David Chadd and team broadcaster Dan Dickerson.

  Other Tiger players expected to be in Frankenmuth include Chad Bell, Ryan Carpenter, Nicholas Castellanos, Michael Fulmer, Michael Gerber, Shane Greene, Grayson Greiner, Eduardo Jimenez, Gerson Moreno, Zac Reininger, Gregory Soto, Daniel Stumpf, Spencer Trumbull, Drew VerHagen, Alex Wilson and Jordan Zimmermann. From the coaching staff: Bullpen Coach Rick Anderson, Assistant Hitting Coach Phil Clark, Bench Coach Steve Liddle, Hitting Coach Lloyd McClendon and Quality Control Coach Joe Vavra.

  Also scheduled to attend will be Detroit’s favorite mascot, PAWS, and members of the DTE Energy Squad.

  The team will be on deck on January 26 from approximately 2-3pm in Zehnder’s Warming Tent. Snowfest guests will have the opportunity to win prizes, view the 2017 highlight video and participate in a question and answer period with team members. The event is free to all visitors, however, is subject to change without notice. This is not an autograph event.

  Visitors who donate a new book for elementary students, pre-school through sixth grade, will have an opportunity to win one of 15 prize packages from the Tigers, Pepsi and Zehnder’s.

  Each donated new book will be an entry in the prize drawing. All books will be donated to the READ Association of Saginaw County, a grassroots literacy organization whose mission is to help students improve their reading skills and discover the joy of reading.

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