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EGSC’s Annual Family & Friends Fun Day returns September 30

East Georgia State College's (EGSC) Annual Family and Friends Fun Day is returning this year on Saturday, September 30. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the campus of EGSCSwainsboro. The Bobcat Regatta will begin at 11 a.m. EGSC faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to enjoy the free event.

.The event will offer fun for the whole family including bounce houses, games, and the Bobcat Regatta.

The Bobcat Regatta is a competition made up of teams who build boats out of cardboard and duct tape – nothing else. Awards will be given to the overall team that crosses Ezra Pond the fastest. A Titanic Award will be given to the team whose boat sinks the most dramatically, and the Most Creative Award will be given to the team the judges believe has the most creative boat. This year a high school category has been added. Area high schools are invited to create a duct tape boat for a chance to race against other high schools. High schools are allowed to have multiple groups compete from their school.

A sidewalk chalk art contest will also be held during the event. Participants may begin working on their designated area at 9 a.m. the day of the event. All drawing must stop by 1 p.m. for judging. Winners of the competition will be selected by a panel of judges. Participant’s drawing must consist entirely of chalk (please no paint, oil pastels, or other material). To enter, please register before the event with Desmal Purcell by emailing dpurcell@ For more information about EGSC’s Family and Friends Fun Day, visit ega. edu/events/fun-day/.

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