Military Free During "Celebrate America Festival" Wild Adventures Celebrates Independence with Fireworks and Live Entertainment
VALDOSTA, Ga. – Wild Adventures Theme Park celebrates the Fourth of July holiday and summer the only way it knows how; with epic fun, heart pumping entertainment and fireworks.
Celebrate America Festival, presented by Humana, is a two-week festival, June 25, 2022 through July 10, 2022 with special events during the day and night including fireworks, a live concert, and the Harlem Globetrotters. All active and retired military personnel are invited to Celebrate America with free admission.
“We are increasing the patriotic spirit at Wild Adventures this year,” said Adam Floyd, senior marketing and sales manager. “It’s two weeks of American themed excitement, including the most impressive fireworks in the area and family adventures around every corner.”
Fireworks are one of the most iconic Fourth of July celebrations and Wild Adventures guests can enjoy five nights of shimmering fireworks, July 1-4 and July 8. The park has a special Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular prepared for park guests on the Fourth of July to celebrate the holiday.
One of the most successful artists in any genre of music, TobyMac, kicks off the Celebrate America Festival with a live concert as part of the 2022 All-Star Concert Series Presented by Valdosta TKO on Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m. The concert is included with a 2022 Season Pass or just $10 for General Admission guests.
Guest favorites, the Harlem Globetrotters, are back to show off more of their basketball wizardry during Celebrate America for three days, July 8 - 10. The Titans of Trick Shots’ fast paced interactive show of high flying dunks, incredible passes and unbelievable ball handling skills is perfect for guests of all ages.
Sweet Summer Nights, Wild Adventures’ summer time event, continues during Celebrate America with longer park hours, live music at Water’s Edge, a live DJ in Splash Island Water Park, $2 menu items and $1 games at select locations Friday, July 1 and Friday, July 8.
To show appreciation for and to honor those who protect and serve, Wild Adventures is offering free park admissions to all active and retired members of the military during Celebrate America. Guests of military members, up to six guests, can receive $10 off single-day park admission.
“Honoring our military members is important to Wild Adventures and complimentary admission is just one way that we can show our appreciation and include their family and friends,” said Floyd.
Guests can enjoy all of the Celebrate America events and activities with a 2022 Season Pass, starting at $99.99 plus tax or general park admission, starting at $54.99 plus tax. Tickets and Season Passes are available online at WildAdventures.com.
Wild Adventures Theme Park is located at the halfway point between Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. off Interstate 75 and is home to more than 40 family and thrill rides, hundreds of exotic animals, dozens of concerts and special events each year and Splash Island Waterpark, named as one of the “Top 30 Waterparks” in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Wild Adventures is ranked as one of the Most Affordable Theme Parks in America by Travel + Leisure, one of the Top 10 Most Affordable Water and Theme Parks in the U.S. by AOL.com and the Top Theme Park Deal in Georgia by Yahoo! Finance.
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Atlanta Braves World Series Trophy Making Stop In Tifton
The Atlanta Braves World Champions Trophy Tour is making a stop in Tifton on Thursday, July 21. At 4 p.m. that day, the 2021 World Series Trophy will be on display at the Tift County Recreation Department on Victory Drive and available for fans to take photos with it. Tifton is
Atlanta Braves World Series Trophy Making Stop In Tifton
The Atlanta Braves World Champions Trophy Tour is making a stop in Tifton on Thursday, July 21. At 4 p.m. that day, the 2021 World Series Trophy will be on display at the Tift County Recreation Department on Victory Drive and available for fans to take photos with it. Tifton is one of 151 stops for the World Series Major League Baseball Trophy that the Braves won last fall, defeating the Houston Astros. The trophy tour, sponsored by Truist Bank, includes stops in "Braves Country" – locations in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The number of stops commemorates 151 years of Braves baseball; the franchise was founded in Boston, Mass., in 1871, as the Boston Red Stockings (not to be confused with the current Boston Red Sox). The baseball franchise underwent several names in its history, including the Boston Beaneaters, Boston Doves, Boston Rustlers, Boston Bees, Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, and then moving to Atlanta in 1966 as the Atlanta Braves. It is the longest, continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. The trophy tour began in Atlanta on Feb. 15. It will include stops at St. Simons Island on July 13, Valdosta on July 16, and Thomasville on July 23. “We felt the tremendous support of 'Braves Country' throughout the season and particularly in the postseason, and we are taking this championship on the road to fans across the Southeast so that they can share in the joy and celebration of this historic victory,” said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves president & CEO. Source: Tifton Grapevine
Slip! Slop! Slap! Wrap!
This is the slogan the American Cancer Society uses as part of its campaign for skin cancer prevention. This slogan highlights the top four ways to prevent skin damage from the sun. Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses to protect your eyes and sensitive skin around them. Th
Slip! Slop! Slap! Wrap!
This is the slogan the American Cancer Society uses as part of its campaign for skin cancer prevention. This slogan highlights the top four ways to prevent skin damage from the sun. Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses to protect your eyes and sensitive skin around them. The society uses this simple message to promote prevention through media and educational activities. Slip on a shirt! Tightly woven long sleeves and long pants are really the best type of protective clothing to wear when you are going to be in the sun for long hours. However, most of us either choose not to wear or would be uncomfortable in such garb on the beach, by the lake, or anywhere outside on a mid summer’s day. The CDC says a t-shirt or beach cover up will suffice, but just know that your run of the mill tee has an SPF rating lower than 15 so be sure to combine this preventative with others as well. Slop on sunscreen! Don’t be shy, slather and slop on a high-quality sunscreen with at least SPF 15 before you go out into the sun. Sunscreen should even be used on cloudy or overcast days. Be sure to cover your entire body, not just your face, and even parts covered with clothing or bathing suits. While this seems like an obvious tip, the CDC reports that fewer than 15% of men and fewer than 30% of women report regularly using sunscreen when outside for more than an hour. If you’re worried about the nasty chemicals and additives some sunscreen brands contain, check out the EWG’s 2016 Guide to Sunscreens (@ewg) list for the best and safest sunscreens on the market. Slap on a hat! The best advice here is to choose a tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, for your hat, with a brim that goes all the way around to protect not only your face, but your ears and back of your neck as well. Once again not the most practical, or for that matter stylish, tip when gallivanting on the beach. If you choose fashion over prevention with a cute straw number or a hip ball cap, be sure to make up for your poor decision by either covering the exposed areas with more clothing and/or sunscreen or by relaxing under a nice tree or fancy umbrella in the shade. Wrap on sunglasses to protect your eyes and sensitive skin around them! Finally, a tip that most of us don’t have to worry about because we do it regardless of safety. Wear shades! While this may seem completely straightforward, there are some requirements from the CDC on the type of glasses you wear but fortunately they are easy to meet and don’t get in the way of vanity. The CDC suggests sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays for the best protection and once again, jackpot, most sunglasses sold in the United States meet this requirement! Even better, for your sporty types, wraparound sunglasses provide the best protection because the harmful rays can’t sneak in the sides. So, whether you’re the Jackie O. type or Bono, rock those shades and protect yourself! In addition to the prevention tips above, the ACS also recommends limiting the amount of time you spend in direct sun, especially between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest. And finally, most skin cancers can be found early on with regular skin exams. It is important to check your skin once a month and you can find out the best way to do this by following the ACS’s step-by-step instructions. It is also important for your doctor to check your skin for irregularities. Regular skin exams are especially important for people who are at higher risk of skin cancer, such as people with reduced immunity, people who have had skin cancer before, and people with a strong family history of skin cancer.
Granny’s Rose Garden
As we wrap up the month of June, I noticed it was National Rose month and it brought me back to a time when I was a little girl. I know I say many times that we didn’t have things to entertain us as children do these days. My entertainment was my grandparents. I loved helping my grandmother in the yard with wate
Granny’s Rose Garden
As we wrap up the month of June, I noticed it was National Rose month and it brought me back to a time when I was a little girl. I know I say many times that we didn’t have things to entertain us as children do these days. My entertainment was my grandparents. I loved helping my grandmother in the yard with watering her plants. She had the most beautiful roses ever. She made sure they had water and fertilizer just as they needed. Her roses were in all colors and just plain beautiful! She enjoyed her flowers that she had in the yard and the porch and in the yard. Those were the great days!
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