Families find different ways to celebrate Independence Day

Families find different ways to celebrate Independence Day

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The owner of Southlake RV Park says the number of campers is down significantly for the week. He chalks that up to the weather. The owner of Southlake RV Park says the number of campers is down significantly for the week. He chalks that up to the weather.
"Today's my day off. So we thought, let's go. We don't have anything else to do. We came here to look at cars and ended up buying one," Chaney said. "Today's my day off. So we thought, let's go. We don't have anything else to do. We came here to look at cars and ended up buying one," Chaney said.
Restaurants like Sweet P's Barbeque were packed, as some chose to postpone their grilling plans. Restaurants like Sweet P's Barbeque were packed, as some chose to postpone their grilling plans.

By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Many East Tennesseans chose to celebrate the Independence Day holiday in their own way Thursday. Matt Pruitt and his friends spent the day on a boat.

"We were worried about the weather for a minute, but then we thought we're going to get wet jumping in the water anyway, so why not," Pruitt said.

Many people said they were nervous about their holiday plans because of the weather.

The McGuire family hit Southlake RV Park for a big get-together. Determined to fight the rain, they built an awning over their bonfire and sat under it while talking about old times.

"We've got four campers altogether -- mine, my brother's, and my friends from Michigan. We've known each other more than 25 years," said Harry McGuire.

Some businesses took advantage of the holiday. Rusty Wallace Kia enticed customers with deals, along with the burgers and hot dogs they grilled in their parking lot.

Jessica Chaney was checking out cars with her mother.

"Today's my day off. So we thought, let's go. We don't have anything else to do. We came here to look at cars and ended up buying one," Chaney said.

Restaurants like Sweet P's Barbeque were packed, as some chose to postpone their grilling plans.

"We're going to have our fireworks celebration on Saturday. We moved it back to the weekend," said Jon Michalmollich, eating at the restaurant.

The owner of Southlake RV Park says the number of campers is down significantly for the week. He chalks that up to the weather.

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