As families in the Coulee Region and across the nation celebrate Labor Day, the local workers council (WW AFL CIO) takes Labor Day to express our heartfelt appreciation to working women and men who, with their determination and persistence, have worked to make this land the envy of the world.
For area citizens, Labor Day is a hard-earned day off, and it is our hope that working individuals and families celebrate Labor Day by attending the parade and the merriment afterwards at Copeland Park. Please bring family and friends to help celebrate the day with us.
Our Labor Day celebration starts with a ten-block family-friendly parade at 10 a.m. – with plenty of candy for kids to be had. The parade starts at Gillette and Kane Streets. It proceeds west down Gillette to Caledonia and then heads south down Caledonia to St. Cloud Street crossing Copeland Avenue and ending at Copeland park.
Then the festivities move to north-end of Copeland Park with free games for kids (a “fishing” pond & saw dust pile), bingo games, meat and other raffles for adults – and other activities. There will be soda, beer, brats, hot dogs, and snacks for sale.
“Our goal is to provide a family-friendly parade and festival experience for area residents while honoring all working men and woman in the area,” said Bill Brockmiller, President Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO, “and in doing that, it makes it (Labor Day) one of our favorite days of the year.”