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Grown Up Night returns with a big splash

As the sun began to set on Aug. 4, grown-ups started arriving at 7 p.m. at the Splash Pad for the free annual grown-up night event.  The night was filled with live music, games such as cornhole, Jenga, and life size checkers.  Wiley’s Grill had food available for purchase.

Homewood residents enjoy the Splash Pad in Millennium Park on Grown Up Night Aug. 4. (Christian Villanueva/H-F Chronicle)

Water guns were available for use in the pad.  Frisbees and giant pong were very popular games.

Oralethea Davenport, who helped coordinate the Splash Pad event, talked about the turnout for the event.  

“There is a good amount of people out here tonight having a fun time enjoying all the different games and live music,” Davenport said.  “I am definitely pleased with the turnout for this year’s event, the weather is perfect and everyone can let loose.” 

Madalene McVay, who attended for the second straight year, touched on the simplicity of the event.  

“It’s nothing too crazy to be honest, I feel it is really simple.  Food, games, and music with perfect weather,” McVay said.  “That is a recipe for a really fun night with your friends.”

Scott Olsen, a newcomer to the event, talked about his plans to return again for the next event. 

 “I was looking for something fun to do with my wife for the weekend, and this turned out to be the perfect choice for that.  I definitely see us coming back again next year,” Olsen said.

All in all, it was a successful night at the Splash Pad, with lots of laughs and lots of splashing to go around.

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