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The mayors presented the UGA and USC cheerleaders with plaques to celebrate their dedication to Border Bash throughout the years.

Friday night was a special one!  It was the 30th anniversary of Border Bash.  It’s a night that happens once a year, as the CSRA kicks off the Georgia-South Carolina football rivalry weekend.

Border Bash has raised so much money for children’s charities here in the Augusta area throughout the years.  The cheerleaders and mascots from both teams also come and visit the Children'[s Hospital ahead of the event each year.

This year, we not only got to enjoy performances from the Georgia and South Carolina Cheerleaders and Mascots, but we also got to enjoy live music.  Up first, J & The Bootleggers kicked off the night.  Then The Mason Jars kept the crowd going.  And The Mike Veal Band rounded out the night with even more great music.

It was a beautiful night at SRP Park. And quite possibly the coolest temperatures we’ve seen at a Border Bash in quite a while.

The kids were able to enjoy face painting and bounce houses and slides.  And many were tossing around footballs on the field at SRP Park.  There was also a lot of great food and ice cold beverages to enjoy too.

Unfortunately, this was the last Border Bash.  Early this year, the upcoming schedules for both teams were announced.  Georgia and South Carolina won’t be playing each other over the next few years. So, it’s a bit bittersweet.

We are thankful for 30 great years of fun and for the money raised for children’s charities here in the CSRA.  In honor of the 30th anniversary, the mayors from North Augusta and Augusta issued proclaimations for the teams for their dedication to the event year after year. It was a very special moment!

Check out some photos from the event.  A big thank you to Sanjeev Singhal of CSRA Photography for sharing some great shots with us!

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