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Many spend holiday at home for 4th of July weekend

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) --  The weather is perfect for loading up the camper and heading to the lake. News Channel 5's Lydia Magallanes caught up with locals soaking up the sunshine at Kincaid Lake during the holiday weekend.

Fourth of July festivities might be over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Residents around Cenla are still enjoying the rest of their holiday weekend.

"I swim I done a front flip and a back flip so Kincaid rocks!" said one local child enjoying the water.

It's a destination for many Cenla families on 4th of July weekend...

"It's great because we get to have a break off of school and you can go swimming and watch fireworks," said another child.

There's something for everyone to enjoy at Kincaid Lake.

"Enjoying the beach come out come tubing do a little fishing just throw some frisbees spend some time with the family," said another local spending the weekend at the lake.

Swimming is a favorite activity at the lake.

Many adults say they're happy to have time off from work.

"It's nice to get off work and be able to you know have a little place like this to come and chill," said Daniel Laperouse, who was visiting over the weekend. "I was lucky enough to be off call this week so I actually had the opportunity to come out here and do some good family quality time."

A break from a busy schedule is sometimes hard to find. Valentine Lake campground host, Rodney Andes, advises against work distractions.

"Leave the cellphones at home if you can cause out here a lot of times they don't work but if you're on a cellphone or computer you're not giving the attention to the kids that they need or your family," said Andes.
 



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