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Rain remains storyline as summer winds down
Merchants weary of weather, hope for big holiday crowds
Shannon, right, and Jill Stribling cast off from a dock at Port Royale on Tuesday. Depending on the weather, Labor Day weekend may draw large crowds to Lake Lanier to celebrate the end of the summer season. - photo by Crystal Ledford
It’s been an unusual summer with well above average rainfall and cooler than normal temperatures. But those who run seasonal businesses hope the upcoming three-day weekend falls back in line with more normal summer weather patterns. Brian Teeters, rentals manager at Port Royale Marina in northeastern Forsyth, said that while Labor Day weekend is typically the slowest of the three summer holiday periods, which include Memorial Day and July Fourth, it does draw many to Lake Lanier.