Savannah’s year-long celebration of the Daffin Park Centennial concludes with free family activities and a fireworks finale at Grayson Stadium on Nov. 25 from 4-6:30 p.m.
The “Football, Frosteds and Fireworks Finale” will offer an old-fashioned fall afternoon of fun, highlighted by screenings of vintage films of the “BC vs. SHS” and “Tompkins vs. Beach” football games and free rootbeer floats — or “frosteds” — like those served at the former “Triple XXX Thirst Station” on Victory Drive. Other activities include a display of vintage Daffin Park images and memorabilia, inflatable rides, music, food and an extensive fireworks display, marking the end of the Centennial year celebrations.
“This year-long salute has attracted thousands of people to a variety events to learn about, explore, enjoy and reminisce about Daffin, and to gain a greater appreciation of this premier recreational amenity we have right here in our community,” said Kacey Ratterree, chairman of the Daffin Park Centennial Committee. “We are so fortunate to have a unique open space like Daffin Park, which provides residents today with as many benefits as it did 100 years ago, and will hopefully continue to provide in the next 100 years.”
The Daffin Park Centennial Finale is presented by the Daffin Park Centennial Celebration Committee in conjunction with St. Joseph’s/Candler and the City of Savannah Leisure Services Bureau/Department of Cultural Affairs. Other Centennial sponsors include: The Savannah Bank, Georgia Power, Historic Savannah Foundation, AMERIGROUP Community Care, Live Oak Public Libraries, Stage Front Presentation Systems, SCAD’s Architectural History Department, WTOC, Host South Productions, WRHQ FM 105.3, Bartlett Tree Experts, Kennickell Print & Communications, Pineland Nursery, Blue Bell Creameries and Royal Restrooms.
Information on the Daffin Park Centennial Celebration including historical background, a walking tour guidebook and a photo gallery is available online at www.savannahga.gov. For additional information, call (912) 651-6417.