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Weekend signals start of busy time
Area merchants ready for summer
Shady Grove Campground likely will be full this Memorial Day weekend as campers enjoy the unofficial start of summer. - photo by Autumn McBride
The feeling of summer was apparent earlier this week at Port Royale Marina on Lake Lanier.Boats were being scrubbed down, sunbathers were taking advantage of the pier area and diners were enjoying casual fare at Pelican Pete’s, the marina’s open air restaurant. The afternoon was just a hint of what’s to come as the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicks off the start of the busy summer season for many local merchants. “This is going to be one to break some records,” said William Archer, Port Royale’s rental and restaurant manager, of the upcoming weekend.