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Rotary Day celebration this Saturday
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Rotary Club of Dawson County is hosting its third annual Rotary Day at Rotary Island on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of summer with free food and activities.

The entire community is welcome to the event that will start at 11 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.

Hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, lemonade, snow cones and other food will be served and activities including a dunk tank and water slide will accompany the grand opening of the Rotary Island splash pad.

"Think of it as a down-home, good old fashioned party like the ones that used to be held in small towns across America," said Scott Yochum, who organized the event. "It's a time for kids to have fun and cool off."

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park on Martin Road is a three-dimensional, interactive splash pad featuring a 40-foot diameter with five above-ground water sprayers and six ground-level sprinklers.

Admission to Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville is always free, and on Rotary Day, all the different activities at the mini-waterpark, including the games, lunch, snacks and drinks are also free.

"This is our way of saying thank you to the community for all the support our Rotary Club receives throughout the year," Yochum said.

A live D.J. will be playing tracks that'll have everyone dancing, singing and enjoying the afternoon at the park.

The event is cosponsored by Northeast Georgia Medical Plaza 400.