HERMON – Fourth of July is right around the corner and for Pumpkin Patch RV Resort it’s not looking very promising.
Carol Doyon is one of the owners and she says so far, they’re at half capacity on what’s supposed to be the busiest weekend of the summer.
“This is the most we’ve had so far this year and it doesn’t look like it’s going to continue but we can keep hoping,” said Doyon.
Hope is something Doyon has been holding onto and at the beginning of May, a website was about the only hope around.
“When that website was developed, the Camp Maine website, we started picking up Mainers we’d never seen before so we are very appreciative of that,” Doyon said.
Unfortunately, the Fourth of July events are postponed due to the restrictions on large gatherings.
“Normally we do a large campground-wide picnic but were not doing that this year,” Doyon said. “We’re going to wait because it would attract too many people”.
The holiday weekend may be different but the Doyons say one thing is certain, Mainers can help Mainers survive the negative effects from the pandemic.
Carol said, “Come camping. We’re here. There’s a lot of beautiful campgrounds and if you haven’t been out to explore your own state now’s the time to do it and that’ll really help us a lot.”