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Splash in the Boro to open Saturday
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    Bulloch County residents can get a taste of summer this weekend at Splash in the Boro as it opens for a preview weekend before beginning its summer schedule next weekend.
    "We always have a special weekend for local citizens before we open for our regular schedule," said Broni Gainous, public relations director for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department. "We do it the weekend before school gets out and then we'll close for the last week of school before opening for the summer."
    Last year more than 110,000 people went to Splash in the Boro, located at Mill Creek Park.
    "We're looking forward to a great opening weekend," said Mike Rollins, director of the recreation department. "We are confident that the weather will cooperate with us and offer a splendid day to spend splashing in the water park."
    The park will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The first 75 people to enter will be given a Statesboro Frog from the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau that will enter participants in a "Big Frog" race around the lazy river for a chance to win prizes including a television, towels, gift certificates and more.
    After evaluating market trends and listening to customer input, the park has changed its admission rates. For Bulloch County residents, Georgia Southern and Ogeechee Technical College students and staff and military personnel, a one-day pass to the park is $6 for anyone under 48 inches and $7.50 for those taller than 48 inches. For everyone else, prices are $7.50 for those under four feet tall and and $8.50 for those taller.
    Gainous said the change was an effort to be more fair, especially since customers must be four feet tall to go down the slides in the park.
    Season passes are available for $59.99 with additional passes available for $49.99. Those who buy those passes will receive other benefits, including Members Only Nights, expedited entry into the park and discounts from local businesses.
    Passes are also available for those who want to go Monday through Thursday for $49.99 with additional passes available for $44.99.
    For more information, visit or call (912) 489-3000.
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