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Beach Blast to be Held at Rend Lake South Sandusky Beach on May 27, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is hosting the annual Rend Lake Beach Blast on Saturday, May 27th, at the South Sandusky Beach.  There will be games for all ages, music, and activities that teach all ages how to stay safe when around the water.  Beach Blast has long been a public favorite that kicks off the summer recreation season. The event will begin at noon with the arrival of the AirEvac helicopter, which will be landing in the grassy lawn to the north of the beach. The pilots of the helicopter will remain on site to answer questions and explain the workings of the “air ambulance.” A variety of activities  are planned for the afternoon, beginning at 12:00,with tours of the Sesser Fire Department firetruck and the Abbott EMS ambulance. For the more energetic crowd there will be a variety of beach activities ongoing throughout the afternoon and ending at 4:00 pm.

There will be something for everyone including competitive games, prizes, a live DJ with karaoke, and much more! Gather your friends and family and head to Rend Lake’s South Sandusky Beach from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27th!

This program is the second program in the summer-long lineup of educational programming, brought to you by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These programs are free and suitable for guests of every age. The next Environmental Science Series program, scheduled for June 3rd from 9-1:00 p.m., will be a child passenger safety seat check, performed by the Illinois State Police and CPS technicians from various local health and safety organizations. In addition, activities specifically designed for children 5 and under will be ongoing in the Rend Lake Visitor Center during the hours of the safety seat check. For more information, please call the Rend Lake Project Office at 618-724-2493 or like our Facebook page at  We hope to see you there!