Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ From left, Chastity Johnson, Charity Clodfelder, Isaac Johnson, 11, Taylor Johnson, 8, Darrell Clodfelder, Pete Robinson, and Jayda Clodfelder, enjoy a weekend at Starve Hollow Recreation Area. Many locals used Starve Hollow as a chance to have a vacation that was still close to home.
Even though Hurricane Isaac brought some rain over this Labor Day weekend, many campers still made their way out to sites such as Starve Hollow State Recreation Area near Vallonia.
Friends Samantha Evans and Mandy Hall of Orleans and Jessica Beaty of Paoli continued their tradition of camping at Starve Hollow with their families, despite the forecast.
“We were a little concerned, but we decided to brave it out,” Evans said Saturday. “We’ll have our own hurricane party.”
The three said they’ve been visiting Starve Hollow on Labor Day with their families for the past eight years — since their children were babies.
“It’s one of our favorite campgrounds,” Beaty said.
They said the cancellations made it quiet and a little peaceful, and they were thankful there was less rain than originally predicted.
“We weren’t going to let it scare us away,” Hall said.
Property manager Brad Schneck said that before the weather forecasts came in, the campground was basically full. He said there were some cancellations but there were also walk-ins to fill up some of the empty spaces.
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