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06/27/07

Tybee Island Prepares for Fourth of July

People are flocking to Tybee Island's shore. People are flocking to Tybee Island's shore.

Fourth of July is less than a week away and already people are flocking to Tybee Island's shore.

Hotels and restaurants are doing all they can to get ready for the big weekend. This year the holiday falls on a Wednesday which means both weekends will be busy. Harry Spirides, owner of the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort said, "We're expecting the busiest fourth of July weekend in history."

Staff members at the hotel spent Wednesday doing last minute preparations, but already people were checking in for the weekend.

It's not just hotels getting ready. Marlin Monroe's Restaurant is doing the same thing. "I don't know what to expect," said Marlin Monroe's owner Christy Alan. "We're just booking up on whatever we can."

Alan says it's a lot like playing with a magic eight ball, "You shake it up and you go I will order this much and you take your chances."

Also this year the fireworks on Tybee Island will be held on July 4, instead of July, 3 like they usually are.

Reported by: Christy Hutchings, chutchings@wtoc.com

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