Residents celebrate Labor Day - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

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.

Copyright 2016 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Idol hopefuls gather in Atlanta

    Idol hopefuls gather in Atlanta

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-08-22 15:09:07 GMT
    Amanda Hoskins with some So. GA hopefuls (Source: WALB)Amanda Hoskins with some So. GA hopefuls (Source: WALB)

    Thousands of people are lined up in Piedmont Park in Atlanta for American Idol auditions, on Tuesday. We caught up with several folks from South Georgia, and there's a lot of talent there. 

    More >>

    Thousands of people are lined up in Piedmont Park in Atlanta for American Idol auditions, on Tuesday. We caught up with several folks from South Georgia, and there's a lot of talent there. 

    More >>
  • Boys & Girls Club renovates oldest unit

    Boys & Girls Club renovates oldest unit

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-08-22 11:22:55 GMT
    The Jefferson Street location is the oldest unit (Source: WALB)The Jefferson Street location is the oldest unit (Source: WALB)

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is hoping to make its oldest unit a place where kids want to be.

    More >>

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is hoping to make its oldest unit a place where kids want to be.

    More >>
  • Spots still available for Albany leadership class

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:01 AM EDT2017-08-22 11:01:42 GMT
    The class will be held on Monday, August 28, at 11:30 a.m. (Source: WALB)The class will be held on Monday, August 28, at 11:30 a.m. (Source: WALB)

    Leaders in Albany and Dougherty County will come together to learn how to improve their leadership skills. The class will be taught by a leadership expert and there's still time to sign-up.

    More >>

    Leaders in Albany and Dougherty County will come together to learn how to improve their leadership skills. The class will be taught by a leadership expert and there's still time to sign-up.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly