City of Lake City intern Marissa Artemus plays Jenga Tuesday afternoon with Police Chief Kipp Coker following a planning meeting for Thursday’s Games on the Green event.

LAKE CITY, S.C. – The city of Lake City has decided to recreate the childhood of some of its “old school” residents and help children with soft skills through Thursday’s inaugural Games on the Green.

Lake City City Administrator Stephany Snowden said life was not always about phones and that sort of technology, but some people grew up playing games and interacting with one another. And on Thursday, the community will have the opportunity to visit The Village Green and participate in a variety of games for free.

Games on the Green is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. across from The Bean Market in Lake City. Stations will be set up across The Village Green with games such as:

  • Relay races.
  • Water balloons.
  • Oversized Jenga.
  • Double Dutch.
  • Limbo.
  • Board and card games.
  • Potato sack races.
  • Tug of war.
  • Bowling.
  • Connect Four.

Twelve-year-old “D.J. Mac” will provide music.

“I’ve been very pleased to see that the business community is coming on board,” Snowden said. “Several shops, including the merchants, are actually going to have little games for the young people to play and the young at heart. It’s wonderful because these groups are coming together.”

Nearly 20 organizations have partnered to sponsor Thursday’s event including city agencies and local businesses.

Snowden said she thinks Games on the Green is going to be great and a positive activity that doesn’t take a lot of money to do. She said there seems to be lot of enthusiasm surrounding the idea of the event.

To volunteer at Games on the Green or to receive more information about the event, contact Snowden at or call 843-374-5421.

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