Graduation celebrations give Alachua County a reason to cheer

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Hotels are near occupancy and businesses are buzzing with families in Gainesville for graduation. Alachua County Tourism Development Director Roland Loog says the vibrant environment of the weekend makes it a profitable one for the area.

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Loog says spring graduation used to mark the beginning of a quiet season, but summer sports and related activities are now keeping the city alive year round.

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Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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