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Schedule
       
Schedule
2013 FIRECRACKER FEST SCHEDULE

4pm

Celebration Begins--Concessions Open
Field 2
4-4:30pm
Family Games
Field 1
4-7 pm
Fire Department & Air Evac Helicopter on display
Mill Creek Corner Point (by Field 2)
4-8pm
Amusement Games/Inflatables what you need to know
Field 5
5-5:30pm
Field 1
5-5:45pm Live Music: Chyann Hoyle Field 1
5:30pm
Frog Jump Contest - what you need to know
Field 3
5:30 pm Grease Pole - what you need to know Behind Field 2
6-6:30pm
BMX Shows - The FreeStyle Connection Main Parking Lot
6-7 pm Live Music: Wally Brown Band Field 1
6:30pm
Baseball/Softball Skills Contest - what you need to know
Field 4
6:30-7 pm
Subway Sub-Eating Contest
see official rules here
Field 2
7-7:30pm
BMX Shows - The FreeStyle Connection Main Parking Lot
7:30-11pm
Live Performance: Groove Eclectic
Field 1
9pm
Announcements of Winners from Coloring Contest, Frog Jump and Baseball/Softball Skills
Field 1
National Anthem
Field 1
FIREWORKS
11pm
Celebration Ends
Field 1
SUBWAY SUB EATING CONTEST

6:30pm, Field 2
See official Rules here

Ten participants will have 30 minutes to eat all of their five foot-long sub sandwiches.
YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE EVENT AT THE INFORMATION TENT LOCATED NEAR THE HUB.
FIRST-COME, FIRST-CHOSEN
All participants will receive a prize pack sponsored by Subway.

Be sure to come cheer on your favorite contestant..you just might win a prize too!

Frog Jump Contest

Frog Jump Contest
5:30pm, Field 3

Bring your own frog!
Age groups are 10 and under and 11 and over.
Each child will be given 15 seconds to see how far their frog can jump!
Awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be given for the farthest jump in each of the age groups and each division.
Frogs are divided in 3 divisions: bull frog, toad frog, and tree frog
Awards are also given to the most unique frog, smallest frog, and largest frog!
Make sure and bring your family and friends over to help cheer on your frog!!

Baseball/Softball Skills

Baseball/Softball Skills Contest
6:30pm, Field 4

Open to kids age 7-14! No equipment needed!
All participants will compete by age group: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14
You will be awarded points based on 3 hits and 2 throws.
Points are awarded by 3 hits from a tee. The field is marked in zones and you are awarded points based on each zone and double points for hitting a target area.
Points are awarded by distance based on two throws.
Certificates and trophies are awarded to winners based on 1st and 2nd place in each age group and an overall MVP.

Family Games

Family Games
4 & 5 pm, Field 1

Held on Field 1 at 4pm and 5pm

We will offer several games for the family including sack races, cornhole, dizzy bat, tug of war, parachute games and hula hoop contests! Bring the whole family and enjoy
Amusement Games

Amusement Games & Inflatables
4 - 8 pm, various locations

Games will be open from 4-8pm ONLY.
Inflatable games are available free of charge! There will be wet and dry ones so compared to get wet! It is July in South Georgia so the kids will want to cool off! Please remember no shoes are allowed on the games.
Rockwall Climbing – Take a climb on the Rockwall for $5 which includes one climb on each of the two walls!
Tattoo Art – Available free of charge to anyone interested!
Air Evac and Firetruck – Available for kids to look and explore from 4-8pm

Greased Pole

Greased Pole Climb
5:30pm, Field 2 (behind fence)

Short pole for participants 10 years of age and younger.
Tall pole for participants 14 years old and younger.
Each participant gets (1) 2 minute try to climb the greased pole
Participants are not allowed to have help from others. It must be an individual effort.
After 2 minutes, participants are allowed to have another try, but they must get back in line.
The ONE person who gets to the top of the taller pole first will win $20 and the second gets a free t-shirt

  1. The ONE person who gets to the top of the smaller pole first will win $20.
    1. The second gets a free t-shirt
  2. After prize money is won, participants can continue to climb the greased pole.

The greased pole opens at 5:30 and closes down at 7:30

TRAFFIC PLAN

Mill Creek Regional Park Traffic Exiting Plan

Please note the following flow of traffic on Highway 24 for July 4th, 2013:

Starting at 8:45PM, no traffic will be allowed down Highway 24 from the 301 Bypass to the recycling center just past the main entrance to Mill Creek Regional Park.

From 9:30PM until 10:30PM, traffic will exit out of the main entrance of the park using both lanes. The right lane will be directed right onto Highway 24; the left lane will be directed left onto Highway 24. Traffic exiting from residences and businesses across Highway 24 from Mill Creek Regional Park will only be allowed to turn right (west) onto Highway 24. Both lanes of Highway 24 will go straight to the by-pass. The right lane of Highway 24 will be allowed to travel right onto the by-pass or straight on Highway 24/East Main. The left lane of Highway 24 will be directed left onto the by-pass.

Traffic exiting out of the back exit at Mill Creek will turn right onto Brannen Road and then left onto Beasley Road to Highway 80. The back entrance to Mill Creek Park will be used for EXITING ONLY.

Once all cars have exited from Mill Creek Regional Park traffic from Mill Creek Elementary will be directed right onto Beasley Road to Highway 80. Traffic exiting from Bible Baptist, Trinity Church, and Barnes Lumber will be directed right onto Highway 24 to the by-pass for access to Highways 80 and 301.

Exiting preference will be given to people parked in designated areas within Mill Creek Regional Park.

This plan has been created for your safety with the expertise of local law enforcement and Georgia highway patrol. Be safe.

Starting at 6:30PM, the Back Exit will be used for EXIT ONLY. Traffic will be stopped at the intersection of Brannen and Beasley and only residents will be allowed to turn down Brannen Road.

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s)

You may bring a tent and set up for your family/group but all tents must be down by 7:30pm when the main band begins! You may not set up tents on Field 2 or 5.

You may bring coolers but please no glass or alcoholic beverages.

Mill Creek Park is a tobacco-free park.

No pets are allowed in the complexes (around the buildings) or on the fields.

Grills are not allowed in the complex area. However, there are some provided in the area around the large playground.

Bring your chairs and blankets and find a spot for your family

No selling items unless approved

Lost children will be taken to the information tent in the 5FC hub.

 Traffic on Hwy 24 will be stopped at 845pm.
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 If you are interested in having a vendor booth please contact Kimberly Sharpe at 912-489-9087 or ksharpe@bullochrec.com. Deadline for booths is June 24th.

The lights will be turned off at approximately 9:10pm and will remain off for 20-25 minutes.

 
Frog Jumping Contest Winners
10 & Under    
  Name Type of Frog Distance
1st Place      
2nd Place    

 

3rd Place      
       
1st Place      
2nd Place      
3rd Place      
       
1st Place      
2nd Place      
3rd Place      
       
11 & Above      
1st Place      
2nd Place      
       
1st Place      
2nd Place      
3rd Place      
       
Overall      
Smallest Frog      
Biggest Frog      

 

 

Baseball/Softball Skills Contest Winners
7-8 year old Boys  
7-8 year old Girls  
9-10 year old Boys  
9-10 year old Girls  
11-12 year old Boys  
11-12 year old Girls  
13-14 year old Boys  
13-14 year old Girls  

 

For more info call 764-5637 or email Kimberly Sharpe
 
SBCPRD: Mike Rollins, Director
PO Box 408 Statesboro, Georgia 30459
mail@bullochrec.com
PH: (912)764-5637   FX: (912)764-2425