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Beach Bash to blast off July 9 in Cornelia
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The inaugural Beach Bash will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the splash pad next to the train depot in Cornelia.

Children and adults alike can splash around downtown Cornelia and get soaked with water as the city hosts its inaugural Beach Bash.

The free event will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Train Depot, at 102 Grant St., in Cornelia.

The Beach Bash will feature the city’s splash pad as well as two water inflatables. The Cornelia Fire Department will close Clarkesville Street to provide an additional “waterfall” from one of its ladder trucks.

Accompanying the water entertainment will be live beach music, featuring local artist Storm Tipton. Sno-cones, popcorn, corndogs and ice cream will be sold for a minimal fee. The event also will hold a hula hoop contest.

“What more could a kid want?” Cornelia Community Development Manager Jessie Owensby said, adding she got the idea from her two children who didn’t want to sit at home all summer. “I started to think about what working families do with their kids over the summer, and I wanted to do something fun that would entertain them without going too far and spending too much money.”

The first 150 kids to arrive at the Beach Bash will receive a Hawaiian lei. Others are encouraged to bring chairs, as not much seating is available at the park.

For more information, call 706-778-8585 or email dmanager@corneliageorgia.org.

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