Georgia Magazine - August 2020 - 9

Ride on the
wild side

Find it this
month!

GEORGIA MOUNTAIN COASTER

Want to win
a $25 gift
card?
Visitors zoom down
the mountainside
in Helen on the
Georgia Mountain
Coaster.

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elen's Georgia Mountain Coaster celebrated its one-year anniversary this
summer. Located across from the town's City Hall, the Alpine coaster features
carts that descend on a steel track, twisting through a wooded 9-acre site
just off Main Street.
Riders board carts that hold one or two passengers. The carts then ride the track
up the mountainside to the top for a 300-foot elevation change.
The track winds its way down the mountainside through dips, twists and curves
that cross over and under one another.
To ride, children must be at least 3 years old and 38 inches tall. They must be
accompanied by someone at least 54 inches tall, who controls the cart's speed.
"People love the coaster because they have their own carts and they can control
their speed on the descent," says Judson Brown, operator for the ride. "It's not like
a regular coaster, where the cars are all connected and the speed is regulated by an
operator.
"Our coaster is the first of its kind in Georgia. It's a really great ride through the
mountain forest."
For more information, visit georgiamountaincoaster.com or call (706) 878-1347.
-Pamela A. Keene

Plan for hurricane season

1) Roy Payne's grandfather hoped
he would live to be how old?
2) A recipe for stuffed squash is
featured this month. What kind
of squash is used in the recipe?
3) Julia Elliot wants to hear from
the public if they see a hummingbird after the first day of what
month?
4) Ken and Brad Hardy were first
charged with expanding their
family's business into what
market?
5) Name one of the two things Paige
Pushkin says children need in
order to get a 21st-century
education.

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urricane season runs through
the end of November in Georgia,
and officials with the Georgia
Emergency Management and Homeland
Security Agency are encouraging
residents to be prepared.
Visit gema.georgia.gov/hurricanes
for tips on how to make a portable Ready
Kit, create an evacuation plan for your
family and pets, secure your property
and make your landscaping more windresistant.

Are you a resourceful reader?
One lucky reader who finds and
submits the correct answers to
these trivia questions will win a
$25 Target gift card.

Storm surge from Hurricane Irma brought
flooding to St. Simons Island in 2017.
Hurricanes can cause damage hundreds of
miles inland.

How to enter:

Send an email to trivia@georgia
emc.com with the answers to all
five questions by Aug. 31, 2020.
Be sure to include your name,
address and phone number. (If
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from among all correct answers to
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winner.)
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