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Cookeville's big slide is back
The tradition of the mega slide in Cookeville will return this year.
The City of Cookeville’s fourth annual Red, White and Boom Independence Day celebration kicks off June 30-July 1 with SlideCKVL, a 1,000-foot waterslide along Broad Street.“SlideCKVL will be the biggest two-day water party of the summer,” Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said. “There will be music, dancing, food, drinks and even some swag for sale so you can soak up the sun in style.”The waterslide will begin near the Courthouse Square in downtown Cookeville. Saturday’s hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday’s hours are noon-8 p.m.“This event has grown each year, and we expect attendance this year to be the biggest ever,” Shelton said.Tickets are $10 for a double-slider armband (two slides, either day); $20 for a five-slider armband (one person can slide five times or five people can slide one time, either day); or $25 for an unlimited-slider armband (unlimited slides both days).