The Ottumwa Courier

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August 28, 2013

Labor Day festival slated for Monday

OTTUMWA — The Southern Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and UFCW local 230 will hold the second annual Labor Day Festival from Saturday to Monday at the Greater Ottumwa Park to recognize the working men and women who are the foundation of progress and the cornerstone of central Iowa's growth.

Southern Iowa Federation of Labor's members, workers, families and community leaders will come together in a display of pride to celebrate how the productivity of working families has powered the central Iowa's area social and economic expansion and to call attention to the fraying fabric of the American Dream, which is under attack by a generation of stagnation, growing income inequality and failed public policy.

Activities include two free concerts, Young and Wild Rodeo, cutie and homemade salsa contests, Monster Arm Wrestling, Kid Again Inflatables, 50/50 raffle for a Las Vegas trip for two, a petting zoo and train rides, vendors' fair, free feed on Sunday, beer tent, Hy-Vee catering and much more.

Admission to the festival is free with the exception of the rodeo, which has and admission of $5.

For more information, visit the UFCW-Local-230 Facebook page.

 

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