26th annual Sparks Over the Park event postponed due to COVID

Macon-Bibb County announce today that the 26th annual Sparks Over the Park event scheduled for Lake Tobesofkee is being postponed due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases. A new date has not yet been picked.

The statement reads:

"The 26th annual Sparks Over the Park Independence Day Celebration at Lake Tobesofkee originally scheduled for Saturday, July 4, is postponed due to concerns with the rise in COVID-19 cases in Macon-Bibb County and Georgia. In the past, this event has attracted thousands of people to enjoy a day of beaches, playgrounds, cookouts, swimming, live music, and the fireworks show. A new date has not yet been scheduled.

“Even though Georgia has relaxed its restrictions, we know we are not out of the woods yet when it comes to this virus, and I’m asking people to join us in our efforts to protect each other by following all the guidelines from the CDC,” says Mayor Robert Reichert. “Wear a mask and keep your distance in public to help. Use soap, water, and sanitizer regularly to wash your hands. Use curbside pickup or delivery or restaurants and stores. Taken together, these measures will help our community.”

Click here for full statement and firework safety tips.

Photo: Getty Images

Source: Macon-Bibb County

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