City's purchase pays off
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When the city of Rincon bought the 20 acres adjacent to Lowe’s, it had in mind using it for community-wide events.

So far, so good.

This year’s Oktoberfest was held at Freedom Park, next to Lowe’s and behind Fuller Drive, at the end of Prosperity Drive in Rincon, drew its largest crowd by far, and there’s no doubt the room to park and to move around may have had something to do with that.

The Civil War Experience, the first event to be held at Freedom Park, had plenty of room for exhibits and for cannon firings.

The Freedom Rings celebration drew a huge crowd, and there was ample room for parking and for people to sit and watch the laser show.

And the recent Oktoberfest, with much more room for vendors, kids play area and especially parking, showed that the investment in buying that land may have been a good thing. The next trick is to get all the visitors to Freedom Park for events to stay in Rincon to eat and shop.

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