Heat: Encourage Some To Come Out, Others Hide

by Danielle Cotterman on July 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

With a heat index well into the upper 90’s it didn’t stop some local residents trying to beat the heat.

The heat was motivation for many families to come splash around at Lake Isabella in East Fultonham, but for others it may have been the opposite. Board of Trustees President Allen Reed said although the lake seemed full it was not nearly the crowd he would expect in this type of weather. The camp features playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts…all of which seemed empty compared to the splashes being made in the lake.

"A lot of it I think is the kids, and the kids are bringing the parents out," said Reed.

One family willing to beat the heat were the Caplinger’s who came out to celebrate their family reunion. Yvette Caplinger along with her 1 year-old son spent the majority of their day in the water. She said it’s one of the only ways for them to cool-off.

"either a pool, a lake or stay inside," said Caplinger. "Because it just too hot to do anything anymore."

Lake Isabella is open year-round and encourage families to come out and have a fun time.