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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 8:13am

Georgians Asked To Vote For Sweetwater Creek

Coca-Cola is holding a national contest called 'America Is Your Park' and the winning park gets a $100 thousand grant for outdoor recreation. KIm Hatcher with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, says last year, three of Georgia's State Parks ranked high in the voting , but ultimately did not win the top grant.

This year, state park officials hope that rallying all of Georgia behind a single park will create a better chance for winning. Just after Memorial Day, Sweetwater Creek State Park was already in the top 5 nationally, so it was chosen
for statewide support.

Coca-Cola will award $100 thousand, $50 thousand and $25 thousand grants to the top three ranking parks. A fourth park will be chosen at random from the top 25 to win a $15 thousand grant.

You can vote as often as you wish on until July 15th. Hatcher says checking in with Foursquare is even better, because it earns 100 votes rather than a single vote in an online ballot.

Oak Park in North Dakota captured the top prize in 2011.