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Locals celebrate Labor Day at Pensacola Beach
PENSACOLA BEACH -- Labor Day is the official last day of the summer tourist season and it's a day for people who are in the workforce to be celebrated. For many of us that translates to cook outs, watching football, and soaking up sun. And what a better place to do all of those things then Pensacola Beach?
This years Labor Day has been a little damp people have been dodging storms all day out here on the beach. Earlier today the beach was looking pretty scares but now the sand has filled up with beach towels and blankets. But the wet weather still had many on high alert especially because of the lightning that accompanied the storms.
Marica Harrison said for over 20 years now enjoying Pensacola Beach on Labor Day has been a tradition. And a little rain won't cause her to break her streak.
"It's Labor Day you've got to be at the beach, said Harrison.
Greg Walton and his family also decided to see if the storms would pass and decided to find the sun themselves.
Walton said, "We're going to drive to the other end of the beach to see if it's any clearer down there."
The beach for the most part of the day was empty but most businesses like Crabs said the rain isn't always a bad thing when it comes to turning a profit.
John Flaningam said, "The weather works both ways for us either cloudy it brings them inside and sunny it brings them out to the beach, so it's a win win situation out here for us."