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Marina celebration coming soon

Organizers of this year’s National Marina Day say they are “planning a spectacular day with food, games and music that the whole family can take part in.” Proceeds will benefit Flotilla 29 of Lake Lanier, the Coast Guard’s volunteer auxiliary branch.

National Marina Day, which takes place Aug. 9, celebrates the role marinas play in waterfront communities all across America. This year Aquamarina Lazy Days in Buford, Ga., has been chosen as the 2008 National Marina Day headquarters.

Last year, Lake Lanier was severely affected by a summer drought, which impacted local boaters as well as marine businesses. To help their clients easily access the water, Lazy Days purchased the custom-designed Marina Bull LoPro, a state-of-the-art lift system that can drop down lower than traditional lifts and transport boats safely to and from the receded water levels.

“We want to assure our clients that, with the new lift system, we are anticipating a wonderful summer on the lake …” said Katie Baron Nullman, National Marina Day committee member, in a statement.

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