A public celebration to honor and thank the workers of Madison County will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) at the Memorial Park in Danielsville.

“This will be a festive occasion to thank our workers for the service that they give,” organizers said.

Hot dogs and drinks will be offered free to park visitors. Food and drink will be provided by the Madison County Pastors and Laymen’s Association.

The event will be “Covid-sensitive.” Vehicles with occupants will be admitted to the park, but it will be closed to foot traffic and gatherings. Masks are highly recommended, and will be available for those who need one. To adhere to covid-sensitive guidelines, all food will be wrapped and packaged, and cold drinks will be served in cans or bottles.

Around the park will be stations staffed by representatives of the many workers of Madison County who contribute to the county economy and welfare. This will include fire, rescue, and police workers, farm, commercial and food service workers, school, health care and delivery services, postal workers, and others. Balloons and giveaways will be available for kids of all ages.

“9th District Opportunity, Inc. will be present to provide information for workers and others who are eligible for various types of financial support during these difficult times,” organizers said.

While entry to the park is free, visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to drop off at the gazebo for the Madison County Food Bank. The event is hosted by the Worker’s Celebration Committee, chaired by Conolus Scott.

“Labor Day is a traditional day to celebrate our workers, and especially this year they deserve our honor and thanks,” organizers said. “Bring the family out for a drive-around and enjoy Labor Day at the Park.”

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Virginia Moss

A drive-through festival! How clever and a bit of a fun outing for the home bound. Glad to see our front line and essential workers appreciated. They put their health and even lives at risk to do their jobs. Always appreciated; now publicly so.

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