Residents around Gainesville took advantage of the day to spend time with family and friends.
Jennifer Vincent brought her two children to Westside Park for this “last hurrah of summer.”
“If you don’t make plans, work starts to take over the holiday,” Vincent said. “With little kids, you have to plan ahead.”
Jessie Long also brought his young children to the park.
“It’s a lot better to relax on days when you have a three day weekend,” Long said. “Mondays aren’t fun; they never are.”
While Long played at the park with his children, his wife donated plasma to earn some extra money. The family planned to use the money to go to the water park later in the day.
After spending the day in the park, Vincent said she looked forward to cooking dinner for the whole family.
“It’s about something we would do today that we don’t always have time to do during the week.”
Cassandra Vangellow edited this story online.