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Greater Madison County Federation of Labor announces upcoming Labor Day celebrations

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B. Dean Webb, president of the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor (GMCFL), recently announced the following upcoming Labor Day Celebrations:

  • Union members and their families are invited to enjoy a morning of fun at the annual East Alton – Wood River Labor Day Parade to be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023.  This year’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the city’s Roundhouse, 633 N. Wood River Ave., Wood River, Ill., and proceed north along Wood River Avenue to the Wilshire Shopping Center parking lot in East Alton, Ill.  The celebration continues at Gordon Moore Park in Alton, Ill., where the James Stanley Charity Softball Tournament will wrap up and union members and their families are welcome to enjoy children’s games, food, and refreshments (wrist bands are required to attend the picnic – see your local union).
  • The annual Granite City Labor Day Parade will be held on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. The parade events will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Granite City, Ill., on State Street between Niedringhaus and 18th Streets and will continue to Wilson Park where union members and their families can look forward to enjoying music, food, and refreshments.

Webb encourages everyone to come and enjoy the parade festivities and celebrate the working men and women of the greater River Bend area as the nation celebrates the eight-hour workday, job safety, and everything that makes our lives possible.

For questions, call Webb at (618) 259-8558.

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