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Movies in the Park a fitting end to summer activities
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Kids and adults longing for one last taste of summer can jump in at Veterans Park on Friday.

Dawson County Parks and Recreation will hold its final movie night of the summer, beginning at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12.

The event is free and will begin with public swimming at the Veterans Memorial Park Pool.

The pool will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. and the movie "Zootopia" will begin at dusk on an inflatable two story screen.

"This marks our 10th anniversary of offering Movies in the Park - Dawsonville. The event is presented by Northside Hospital, Southern Outdoor Cinema and Modern Woodmen of America," said Buffie Hamil, programs coordinator of Dawson County Parks and Recreation. "Because of the sponsors we are proudly able to offer this event at no cost to the patrons or taxpayers."

During the June event, approximately 600-700 people came out, which was the largest turn out to date.

The August event does not usually generate the same numbers, but Hamil says they still expect 200-300 people.

The event offers a chance for families and friends to bring out the lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free night out.

"We have seen great success with this ‘drive-in' style movie event and hope to continue offering this family-friendly event in the future," she said.

Concessions including hot dogs, popcorn and drinks as well as the Kona Ice truck will be on hand for the entire evening. Families are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks as long as there are no glass containers or alcohol.

Children's activities and games will also be available as long as supplies last, according to Hamil. There will be goody bags, balloons, stickers and more.

"The kids have a blast with the pre-movie activities and give-aways and the parents can enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars with their favorite people," she said.

There will also be a Life South Community Blood Centers bloodmobile on site for patrons who would like to donate during the event.

No pets are allowed with the exception of service animals.