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Picnic in the Park to be held July 6

The Picnic in the Park event at the Glennville Recreation Park will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, from 3 p.m. until the fireworks that evening, around 9 p.m., ending the afternoon/evening at approximately 10 p.m., according to organizer Laurie Bergeron.

Activities include bounce houses, interactive games, mechanical bull, petting zoo, pony rides, cornhole tournament, music, food trucks, a foam pit area, and free play zone.  The fireworks display will end the festive day.

Vendors are listed in a separate article in this week's edition of The Journal Sentinel.

Sponsors are thanked for their contributions to the cost of the fireworks and the other support items:  Canoochee Foundation has contributed $4000 as a Platinum sponsor, with others as follows: Silver-Glennville Bank, $1000; Rotary Corporation, $1000; Hugh J. McCullough Law Firm, $1000; Southeastern Supply ($1500); Bronze ($500) - South Georgia Bank, Daniel Anderson Trucking LLC, Glennville Garden Club, Tattnall Trio, Armstrong’s Cricket Farm, and Sweet Georgia Fuyu Persimmons and Tom’s Christmas Trees; and Friends: Tim and Jennifer Turnbull, $300; Reidsville Ace Hardware, McLeod Properties,  Glennville Rotary Club, Kicklighter Realty, and Anchor Pointe Church, $250 each; Glennville Auto Parts/Bumper to Bumper, and Cornerstone Bible Church, $200 each; Mascot Pecan Company, $150; and Tim's Mowers & More and Deliverance Center Outreach Ministries, $100 each.

For more information or to serve as a volunteer on July 6, please contact Laurie Bergeron at 912-255-0342.

Food and craft vendors at Picnic in the Park

The following is a list of food and craft vendors that will be participating in the Picnic in the Park event on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the Glennville Recreation Park, beginning at 3 p.m. and ending with fireworks around 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Lobster Dog Food Trucks - Maine lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, stuffed avocado, Freebird,  seared tuna
  • Sawadee Thai food - Thai foods, American food,  sweet tea, soda, water
  • Mexican Food Truck - Mexican food
  • Keller’s Wood Fire Pizza - pizza, chicken wings, fries, more
  • Louis Shaved Ice - many different flavors and add-on marshmallows, condensed milk for added flavor
  • Popcorn Geeks  - Try many different flavors and fun popcorn
  • Lorna’s Famous Funnel Cakes  - Not just your original funnel cake; we make red velvet and we add drizzle of sweetness
  • Wavee Shavee Ice - many flavors of shaved ice to cool you down, and lemonade
  • Shakeaway Lemonade
  • fresh squeezed lemonade and strawberry lemonade
  • Sweet Treats - root beer floats, ice tea, frozen piña coladas, and more, plus chocolate dipped cheese cake,  key lime pie, coffee or tea, chilled dills
  • King’s Concessions - funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos,  cotton candy, apples, drinks
  • Tattnall Shriners - hot dogs, chips, and drinks


  • Bombshell -  free raffle for Stanley cup and free facial treatment parties
  • OGZ Designs - handmade crystals, magnetic jewelry, sage, more
  • David Myers - books and woodwork
  • The Proper and Folsom Farmhouse - food and drinks
  • Kick’s Party and Bounce Houses
  • Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce - photo booth
  • VFW, American Legion (raffle of a corn hole board), South Ga Recoil (raffle) (all  under one tent)
  • MP’s Heavenly Design – candles, tumblers, coffee cups, crochet items, coasters
  • Salome Porter - Mary Kay cosmetics and slushee drinks
  • Yarn Works - Crochet and knitted items, Stuffies, and accessories
  • Arnie Jones and CvMa GA 25-7 Combat Vets - donations to help veterans
  • Mary Arthur and her famous jellies and more
  • Face painting booth
  • Mexican treat and fruit cup tent
  • Ana Creations - some amazing items for home
  • Machine Customs - designs and more
  • CAP Enterprises - toys for children, inflatables, lite-ups, plush animals, and more
  • FREE PLAY ZONE in baseball field with Joyce Nelson and family - a day of free play with many fun things to do. For your kids, this is the only free-play area.
  • PARTY HARBOR - mechanical bull ride (wrist band not included); 4 bounce houses; large interactive obstacle course.  You can pay to play as you use it or buy a wrist band for all day on bounce houses.
  • Herrington Pony Rides and Petting Zoo - farm animals and more to see, plus ride a pony for a small fee
  • Foam Zone by Hilltop Inflatables of Glennville - jump play in the 30 by 30 foam.  Either pay single play or buy a wrist band for all day play
  • Corn Hole Tournament, Logan McCullough - sign up day of July 6, or for more Information, contact him at the Glennville Recreation Department, 912-654-2613
  • Music is from the amazing Tattnall County Shriners bus, a HUGE thank you

T-shirts are also being sold, $18 for youth sizes to adult XL, and $21 for shirts size 2X and 3X.  Contact Laurie Bergeron at 912-255-0342 to purchase a shirt, and some may still be available at the July 6 event.

“Picnic in the Park on July 6 is NOT associated with any chamber of commerce or any other entity.  This is something I have wanted to do and have worked hard to get it together.  I thank God for my team, as this takes a team to do, and thanks to Logan McCullough at the Recreation Department for hosting the event at the beautiful park,” said event organizer Laurie Bergeron.

Fireworks are by DEEP SOUTH FIREWORKS, which will end the fun-filled day.  The event will open with a prayer from Pastor Tracy from Deliverance Center Outreach Ministries in Glennville to thank our men and women for our freedom and to give them and their loved ones protection.

The skies will then light up yellow to show love and support to childhood cancer.  Some in Tattnall County have lost young children, and Tiffany Bonin will dedicate this yellow show of lights to her deceased son, Logan, and others who sadly lost children or are having a child struggle with this horrible disease.

Thank you, and it is hoped to see thousands come and enjoy this picnic in the park and fireworks at the Glennville Recreation Department.