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Boaters Anchor Early For Riverfest

Summer is drawing to a close and here in the Tri-State we celebrate with the biggest party of the year.
    
Close to a half million people are expected to converge on the Ohio riverfront Sunday for the Riverfest fireworks show.
   
As Local 12 News Reporter Larry Davis shows us, some boaters don't waste time getting a front row seat.

Boats are already lined up. The early arrivals have been here more than a week. They have a reserved seat. They are among the thousands who will arrive for the big end of the summer party.
    
It's not all fun and games for boaters along the Newport riverfront. Today, they have issues.  The river is rising and these boaters have to reel their boats in closer to shore.

This is Dennis Lovell's ninth year as an early arrival for Riverfest. He's been here for a week and a half.

While some people reserve their spots on the flood wall, these boaters come early to the riverfront to get a prime spot for the annual Riverfest fireworks show.
    
Dennis Lovell has become good friends with his neighbors. He and his fellow boaters have settled in through Sunday, some sporting their WEBN decor.
    
A lot of these boaters treat this as a vacation destination.
    
The fireworks last for only a half hour, but the view of downtown Cincinnati is the main attraction for some.
    
Dennis Lovell says his wife won't come down until Sunday. He says he's fine getting the boat ready for the big show.
     
In addition to the Riverfest fireworks show, there will be music at Sawyer Point.

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