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06/25/04

Water Park Gets Ready For Big Holiday Weekend

A little rain did not stop the regular chores at Flint Creek Water Park.

Everything always has to be in top shape, especially when it comes to one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year.

"So far, we have all the cabins rented for the fourth. We have 46 cabins and their all rented. We have 156 camp sites and right I think about three are left to be rented going through the fifth," said assistant park manager Dave Russak.

Tourists, campers, and some troops of the 278th Armored Calvary Regiment mobilized at Camp Shelby, will make up just some of the expected 7,000 people who will descend on the water park for the fourth of July weekend.

A weekend where, park officials say, everyone reaps the benefits.

"It brings in the money for the city of Wiggins, you know for the restaurants, the stores, and the grocery stores. People buy all their food you know for the camping and for the cabins. Repairs and different stores around here. It brings a lot of money for the city. And it brings in a lot for the county," said Russak.

And it seems like it brings in popularity because people nowadays are coming for more than the nature trail, skiing, tubing, and water slides.

"Most people come to make friends. They come here and they explore, the kids explore. They make friends. They bike ride. It's a place for the family to come and spend a couple days and have a good time," said Russak.

A good time for both those who attend the festivities, and for the city of Wiggins.

The Flint Creek Water Park will hosts its annual fourth of July celebration on Saturday, July 3.

The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Admission will be $1.25 if you arrive before 3 p.m., and $1.00 after 3 p.m.

By Karla Redditte

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