Marina Booked as Residents Rush to Rend Lake

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By WSIL Reporter

BENTON --  With Memorial Day weekend in full swing, outdoor activities are always a big hit in our area.

The Rend Lake Marina sees a big boom in business this time of season. Officials at the Marina say people begin reserving their boats in January. As of two weeks ago, reservations were already full.

The nice weather always helps to turn a long weekend into a good time on the lake.
 
"Usually on Memorial Day, it rains at least one day out of the weekend," says Marina owner Steve Vercellino. He says there are three, three-day weekends during the boating season. Those weekends bring in about 20% of the Marina's yearly profit.
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