LOCK HAVEN -- A Labor Day celebration kicks off along the Susquehanna River in Clinton County. The Lock Haven Jaycees Regatta starts Friday night.
Sharon Nixon set up her tent filled with decorations long before the crowds began to show up in Lock Haven.
The street next to the Susquehanna River is blocked off so vendors including Nixon can get ready for the regatta.
For the past 46 years, every Labor Day weekend, the Jaycees hold a carnival and several boat races. It's the civic group's biggest fundraiser of the year.
Boats aren't allowed in the water until the races start.
"It's very noisy. I said you can't hear yourself think sometimes when they start to race," said Judy Turner, Kiwanis Club of Mill Hall.
Judy Turner and her husband Art cook up breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the racers who come from across the country.
"You see the same faces. You see the same people year after year,” said Turner.
Turner says there's plenty to do for the entire family. It's why she loves to come back every year, too.
"We have a beautiful river and they make good use out of it," she said.
The regatta lasts through the Labor Day weekend.