The weather cooperated Feb. 19-21 for the North Georgia Boat and RV Show at Gainesville Marina and it brought out the crowds.
“Frankly, our attendance exceeded our expectations,” said Philip Burton, managing partner of Gainesville Marina. “The parking lots were full and we parked people along the roads inside the marina. People brought their families along with their pets and got great exercise walking through the displays visiting vendors and being outdoors. It was a great weekend for all to enjoy.”
The Lake Lanier Association had a booth and used the opportunity to bring in new members and promote their upcoming events.
“We met so many people interested in what the association is doing for the lake,” said Jennifer Flowers, executive director of the organization. “We signed up more than 40 new members, and it was so good to finally get out into the community and see everyone.”
Burton said that he heard many positive comments about the event.
“People who live and boat on the lake were glad that they could see new and used inventory and not have to drive to Atlanta,” he said. “They also didn’t have to pay admission or parking. It was certainly a successful show.”