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Boats and burgers for Labor Day at Pactola Lake

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Labor Day weekend means it's time for food, family, and friends. Out on Pactola Lake, several families enjoyed what they called the end of summer.

And the best way to spend the day was on the water. "We've definitely seen a big increase for this weekend," said David Fisher, owner of Pactola Pines Marina. "It's the last big hoorah so we're really busy the whole entire holiday."

With all of Pactola Pines Marina's boats rented and more than 200 private boats cruising. But when you're not on the water, or in it, it's all about the food. "Hamburgers and hot dogs, just kinda the basics," said Frank Evans, a Pactola Lake visitor. 

Tami Stokes, another visitor, had the same idea. "We just brought some hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids, and treats. And everybody just kinda brings whatever and we throw down," said Stokes. 

According to a Labor Day survey done by TripAdvisor, 42% of people visit family and friends during the holiday weekend. "I think it's always a good idea to get together with family and friends," said Evans. 

Stokes says getting together with loved ones is all about relaxation. "Being able to not stress about work, and not stress about what else goes on in your daily life," said Stokes. 

The same TripSdvisor survey says 25% of people trek to the great outdoors for the holiday, and 24% go to the ocean.

But it seemed more than that were enjoying the water today on one South Dakota lake. "Nobody comes to the lake to have a bad time, so it's always a happy mood," said Pactola Pines Marina Owner David Fisher. 

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