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'Par-Tee on the Green' moved due to rain

This year's Par-Tee on the Green is replacing the former Mayor's Masters Reception. (Source: WFXG/File photo) This year's Par-Tee on the Green is replacing the former Mayor's Masters Reception. (Source: WFXG/File photo)
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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

"Par-Tee on the Green," the Masters kickoff event hosted by the city, is being moved to a new location due to the forecast for rain. 

The rain may have stopped the action on the golf course today, but it didn't stop people from coming out for a party.

Event organizer Karen Gordon says her favorite part of events like this is the fact that it celebrates the city she calls home.

"I enjoy events that celebrate Augusta and the people who live here," she says.

The event was organized after the Mayor's Master Reception was canceled last month. But the Augusta community was eager to host an event that highlights the city.

"We love to promote downtown events to tell people that there's stuff going on in Augusta all the time," says vendor Donna Lewis.

Local shops, performers, and vendors came together to host the event that was moved indoors after all day rain. The event was previously scheduled for the Augusta Common, but was held at the Richmond County Board of Education parking garage on 9th and Ellis streets. And the community stepped up to the plate to make sure a kick off celebration was in place for the Masters.

"It's awesome that citizens would step up to the plate to do this," says Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

"People want to come together, they want to be a part of events like this," says event organizer Denise Tucker.

"I just think it shows there's lots of people who believe in downtown and believe in Augusta as a city," says Lewis.

Organizers say they would love to see more community events like this during Masters week and they hope Par-Tee on the Green becomes an annual event.

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