Columbus Cottonmouths celebrate 'Columbus Day'

Columbus Cottonmouths celebrate 'Columbus Day'
Published: Mar. 26, 2016 at 4:05 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 17, 2016 at 8:21 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - With only six games left in the season the Cottonmouths returned home after a difficult trip to Fayetteville after they lost to the Fire Antz 4-2.  B

But Saturday was a special day at the Civic Center as the Snakes hosted Celebrate Columbus Day.

"Celebrate Columbus Day is where we just kind of want to celebrate local companies in town, large and small that make Columbus the great city that it really is," said Barney Slayton the Community Relations Manager for the Cottonmouths.  

The Snakes have called Columbus home for 20 years now so Saturday's event was about giving a little bit back.  The first 1000 fans in attendance will receive a Coach Jerome Bechard Bobble Head and after the game there will be a fireworks display outside the Civic Center.  

In addition the Cottonmouths always have their one of a kind mascot Boomer in attendance.

"Boomer is great entertainment in and of himself.  He came right out of the Chattahoochee river.  He heard a bunch of pucks hitting the glass and wanted to see what it was all about, he has been cheering us on for the better part of 17 years," said Slayton.

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