FUN IN THE SUN AT LA­BOR DAY IN STREETS

The Catoosa County News - - FRONT PAGE - By Ta­mara Wolk

A mul­ti­tude of lo­cal folks turned out on Mon­day, Sept. 2, for La­bor Day in the Streets in Fort Oglethorpe, in spite of the heat.

Sev­eral blocks of Lafayette Road were blocked off for the fes­ti­val that fea­tured food ven­dors, arts and crafts, mu­sic, in­flat­a­bles for chil­dren, a cruise-in that in­cluded an­tique trac­tors, a ta­lent show, a corn hole tour­na­ment, a Lit­tle Miss La­bor Day pageant and much more.

Ryan Ral­ston, pres­i­dent of the Fort Oglethorpe Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion and pas­tor of Lib­erty Bap­tist Church, headed up the event, along with a crew of vol­un­teers from his church and other churches.

Good food, en­ter­tain­ment and hand­crafted and home­grown gift items filled over 60 booths. Chil­dren could be seen at ev­ery turn wear­ing scaled down fire­fighter hats that were be­ing given away by the Fort Oglethorpe Fire Depart­ment, which was also giv­ing away pencils topped by fire hat and fire hy­drant erasers. Perry’s Prom­ise, an an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy group, was on hand to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about their spay-neuter aid and pro­grams to help se­nior

Ta­mara Wolk Ta­mara Wolk

Fort Oglethorpe’s La­bor Day in the Streets drew crowds on Sept. 2 in spite of the heat.

Ta­mara Wolk

Fort Oglethorpe’s La­bor Day in the Streets was not for peo­ple only. The cruise-in in­cluded a col­lec­tion of an­tique trac­tors, in­clud­ing this very old one.

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