Working families to gather at Annual Labor Day event

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RACINE, W.Va. — On Monday, September 5, 2016, John Slack Memorial Park in Racine, the 78th Annual Labor Day Celebration will honor the hard working men and women who fought for the rights and benefits of all workers.

The annual Labor Day event invites members of working families to enjoy a day full of festivities. Events will include live music and entertainment, a pig roast and picnic, and activities for kids to celebrate the successes of organized labor in the United States over the past 126 years. UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts is this year’s featured keynote speaker.

“We are so proud of the working people who go out every day, not just to support their families, but to support their state,” said Ted Hapney of the United Mine Workers’ in West Virginia. “This day is more than just gathering with friends and family, it’s about honoring all those workers who fought for the rights and benefits we enjoy today.”

The celebration of the American worker and the sacrifices that have been made to support them is held annually in Racine on Labor Day.

Activities are scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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