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Residents celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day is a time to honor American workers. Many of those who were off, spent their holiday becoming one with nature. (Source: WALB) Labor Day is a time to honor American workers. Many of those who were off, spent their holiday becoming one with nature. (Source: WALB)
Amanda Wood (Source: WALB) Amanda Wood (Source: WALB)
Kayla Grantham (Source: WALB) Kayla Grantham (Source: WALB)
Changhwan Hong (Source: WALB) Changhwan Hong (Source: WALB)
While embracing the beauty of mother nature, many also remembered the true meaning of Labor Day. (Source: WALB) While embracing the beauty of mother nature, many also remembered the true meaning of Labor Day. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Labor Day is a time to honor American workers.

Many of those who were off, spent their holiday becoming one with nature.

Folks swarmed Lake Chehaw and Chehaw Park to get one last taste of the all things summer.

And kickback and enjoy the fruits of American labor.

From jet skiing, kayaking or just plain old boating.

Around this time every year, Amanda Wood is reminded of a day in which she did some laboring of her own.

"It's actually my daughter's 21st birthday," said Wood.

Wood went on a two-hour kayaking adventure with her family.

"It was amazing, just seeing nature, laughing and being in a natural setting," said Wood.

A setting that's booming with wildlife.

"Lots of different birds some wasp nests, we stayed away from those," said Wood.

Kayla Grantham is actually miles away from her Colorado home, and a first time visitor to the area.

The water, it's beautiful, it's all year-round green. I love that," said Grantham.

Grantham certainly soaked up the sun on her jet ski, and tube.

And just down the road in Chehaw Park, others took a more laid back approach: grilling.

Darton State College Junior Changhwan Hong took a break from studying to hang with friends.

"We went to Wild Adventures yesterday, and we're having fun with the grilling today," said Hong.

But Hong also loves being in the park.

"I love Chehaw Park because it's really nature," said Hong.

While embracing the beauty of mother nature, many also remembered the true meaning of the day.

"People who work really hard, and take advantage of the one day to relax," said Hong.

"It's nice to celebrate the American workers," said Wood.

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