TUCKER, Ga. (June 8, 2020) – With the coronavirus pandemic still very much a concern, the City of Tucker announced Monday a modified lineup for its third annual TKR Summer of Fun. The Summer of Fun will begin on July 3 with the City’s annual Celebration of Independence and Fireworks Spectacular. The concert and fireworks show, which has drawn thousands of attendees in the past, will be virtual this year due to the need to avoid large gatherings.
“What we’ve seen in the past is a beautiful convergence of neighbors on Tucker’s Main Street as we pay homage to our nation’s founding,” said City Manager Tami Hanlin. “This year, we’re going to ask people to stay home and watch the concert and fireworks as we stream live across our digital platforms. It will be different, but an important step in continuing to flatten the curve. We look forward to getting everyone back out on Main Street in 2021.”
The Summer of Fun continues on August 4 with a community picnic at the Lake Erin pavilion at Henderson Park to honor Tucker’s volunteers. The City’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was scheduled for May 7 but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus. This picnic will be a free, socially distant meal for anyone who wants to attend.
“It was important to us to be able to say thanks to the people who make this all possible: our volunteers,” said Mayor Frank Auman. “I know the community will come and say thanks, while keeping their distance in a responsible fashion.”
Finally, the summer fun continues into October with National Night Out on October 6. It will be the fourth year the City of Tucker has hosted this celebration of community. Each year the party is hosted at a Tucker Cluster elementary school. This year, Midvale Elementary will be the host. There will be free dinner provided from a food truck. Details on that will be announced closer to the event.
In scheduling this summer’s events, the City had to make the tough decision to cancel the popular Movie on Main. The event typically takes place in June, which was too soon for a gathering that would challenge the logistics of social distancing. It is expected that Movie on Main will be back in June 2021.