State’s old­est La­bor Day pa­rade marks 95th year

Post-Tribune - - Local - BY CAR­RIE NAPOLEON Post-Tri­bune cor­re­spon­dent

LOW­ELL — Fire­works Sun­day and the long­est-run­ning La­bor Day pa­rade in In­di­ana on Mon­day are among the high­lights of Low­ell’s an­nual La­bor Day Pa­rade and Fes­ti­val.

The event, co-spon­sored by the Low­ell Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Town of Low­ell, cen­ters around the 95th an­nual La­bor Day Pa­rade, “The Joy of Danc­ing,” which starts at 10 a.m. Mon­day at Dairy Queen on Com­mer­cial Av­enue and winds down­town to Hard­ing Drive where the fes­ti­val be­gins.

A slight tweak in the fes­ti­val lo­ca­tion this year moves the event from the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 101 on Com­mer­cial Av­enue to the for­mer Globe/Reiter prop­erty at Oak­ley Av­enue and Hard­ing Drive, just be­hind the Le­gion post.

Mon­day’s of­fi­cial La­bor Day pa­rade fol­lows Sun­day’s 61st an­nual Kid­die Pa­rade down­town at 1 p.m. Young­sters are en­cour­aged to dress up and dec­o­rate their bikes and wag­ons for a walk through the his­toric down­town.

Sun­day is a busy day at the fes­ti­val and in­cludes the an­nual Bat­tle of the Bands com­pe­ti­tion. Live en­ter­tain­ment be­gins at 3:30 p.m. A fire­works dis­play will fill the sky at dusk.

On Mon­day, the fes­ti­val be­gins again at 10 a.m. along with the pa­rade and con­tin­ues through 3:30 p.m. Rip­ple per­forms live from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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