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USACE ALLATOONA LAKE PROJECT TO HOST ‘KIDS TO PARKS, SAFE KIDS DAY’ AT GALT’S FERRY

Published May 9, 2019

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District is scheduled to host a “Kids to Parks/Safe Kids Day” May 18, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Galt’s Ferry Day Use Area on Allatoona Lake in Acworth, Georgia.

Co-sponsored by Safe Kids Cherokee County and the National Park Trust, this event will provide participants an opportunity to learn about recreation safety with a variety of activities.

“The safety of our kids, and all visitors, is a high priority,” said Lead Park Ranger Christopher Purvis at Allatoona Lake Project. “We invite children, youth and their families to come out for a fun, learning experience while enjoying a day on the beach in the great outdoors.”

Admission is free for everyone attending the event, however, Galt’s Ferry Boat Ramp will be closed to boat traffic during the event.

Fourth-grade students participating will receive an Every Kid in the Park Pass (also known as the 4th-Grader Pass), which is good for free admission at federal parks across the country for the entire family.

Attendees can also participate in the fishing derby, learn bike safety, or watch the Cherokee County Dive Team demonstration. Additional activities during the event will include: the “Chalk on the Walk” water-safety art contest, wildlife presentations, historical programs, water safety games and informational booths, environmental programs, photographs with Buddy the Beaver, and free-food vendors. Park Rangers from Allatoona Lake will hand out collectible, ranger trading cards.

For more information, please contact the Allatoona Lake Project Office: 678-721-6700.

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For more information about USACE Mobile District, please visit: http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/

 

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Release no. 19-012