Chilly Start to the Holiday Weekend

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The unofficial start of summer is off to a chilly start in the Valley, but the cooler temperatures aren’t putting a damper on people’s holiday weekend plans.

“We’ll camp when it’s cold or warm,” said Jason Stake of Pennsylvania.

He and his family are camping at Hubbard’s Haven Campground for Memorial Day weekend.

“Just being outdoors, have the kids run around and play, ” he said. “Campground is more of the old-fashioned neighborhood feel, you know sitting on the porch kind of thing.”

This is the biggest kickoff weekend of the year for the campground, and is topped off with the pool opening.

“We have a lot of fun with the kids coming in and looking forward to them swimming,” said Diana Pringey, owner of the campground. “But apparently this year it’s a little bit colder, so we’re not going to have a lot of kids in the pool.”

Pringey said this year’s temperatures will stick out in her mind.

“It was in the 90’s this whole week and 80’s, and then apparently Mother Nature wanted it to be a little colder,” she said.

The drop in temperature is somewhat of a concern for Canfield farmer, David Hull, at White House Fruit Farm.

“It’s just odd to be concerned about temperatures on fruit trees this late in May,” he said.

He thinks the lower temperatures will cause some problems, but nothing significant.

“You got to pick and choose where you’re going to put your protection,” said Hull. “You can’t protect everything.”

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