by Anna Gustafson, Rapid Growth Media

Not long after the sun rises, the people start coming.

They arrive slowly at first, older couples appearing in pickup trucks, men and women in helmets jumping off motorcycles, children tumbling from cars packed with blankets and jackets. It is Sunday, the first of October, and last week’s heat wave that pushed us to seek refuge from the soaring temperatures at Pere Marquette and Harbour Towne Beach is now a memory; autumn has come to Muskegon.

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