Labor Day marks the closing of local pools, campgrounds


First Posted: 9/7/2009

It was the last big days of the season for both swimmers and campers alike this past weekend as kids took their last dive in the pool or ride down a water slide.
Patricia Tolbert, owner of Beechnut Family Campground, said it has been a good season this year, but it will be sad to see it end.
This was the last big camping weekend. Its really been a busy weekend, Tolbert said as she looked down at the pool and the swimmers who had started to dwindle at the end of the day. A lot of people have cookouts planned tonight, so they are all going home early for that.
Tolberts niece, Abbey Stone, spent most every day at the pool at Beechnut. Although the giant waterslide called Hurricane Hazel didnt open until Aug. 1, Stone said she went down the slide probably a thousand times.
Tyler and Eli Busick Hawks visited the pool at Beechnut for the first time Monday afternoon. They enjoyed jumping off the diving boards and swimming.
Madison Utt, a seventh grader at Meadowview Middle School, was officially the last rider on the waterslide Monday afternoon.
Its really extreme. I love Hurricane Hazel. Its fun, and I really cant wait until next year.
Monday was also the last day of swimming at Homeplace Park in Ararat. Most of the summertime campers also packed up and headed home yesterday morning.
Contact Mondee Tilley at [email protected] or at 719-1930.

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