Many offices close, Desloge gets ready to entertain the masses
DAN SCHUNKS, firstname.lastname@example.org,
It might be one of life’s ironies, that a federal holiday such as Labor Day means taking the day off, but according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the holiday, rooted in the late 19th century, was created by labor activists pushing to recognize “the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.”
Many public offices, schools, organizations and businesses will be closed on Monday’s Labor Day holiday, and many will find themselves spending time acknowledging the contributions American labor has made – and enjoying their day off – at the Desloge Labor Day Picnic.
Local closings of note, and highlights of the Labor Day picnic are as follows:
The Daily Journal, Farmington Press and Democrat News offices will be closed on Monday. No Daily Journal edition will be printed that day, and publication will resume on Tuesday.
State, county and city offices will also be closed Monday.
Bismarck offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Trash is privately contracted, so each collector’s pickup day may vary.
Bonne Terre offices will be closed Monday. Residents with Monday trash service will have their trash picked up on Wednesday.
Desloge City Hall will be closed on Monday. Trash will be picked up on Tuesday.
Farmington City Hall will be closed Monday. Trash is privately contracted, so each collector’s pickup day may vary.
Leadington City Hall will be closed Monday. Trash is privately contracted, so each collector’s pickup day may vary.
Leadwood offices will be closed Monday. Trash is privately contracted, so each collector’s pickup day may vary.
Park Hills offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Trash will be picked up on Tuesday.
Fredericktown offices will be closed Monday. Trash will be picked up Tuesday.
Madison County offices will be closed Monday.
St. Francois County offices will be closed Monday.
Desloge Labor Day Picnic
The four-day festival kicks off with the Jeep show tonight from 6-9. Hosted by Lead Belt Off-Road Club and sponsored by Midwest Sports Clinic, the show will be at Spradling Pavilion in Desloge Park.
Saturday events include:
LPD 5K/1 Mile Walk, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., hosted by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation; sponsored by Remax-Carla DuVall. The event starts across from the City Pool.
Cornhole Tournament, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (bags fly at 10 a.m.), hosted by Bully Bags, sponsored by Flooring Systems Inc. The event is held in Spradling Pavilion.
Car & Truck Show, 4-7 p.m., hosted by Barnhouse Supplies, sponsored by Griffin Automotive at the Spradling Pavilion.
Street Dance, 7 -8:30 p.m., hosted and sponsored by O’Dells Dance Center. Meet by the City Park Flag Pole.
Sunday events are:
Church service, 10 -11 a.m., hosted by the Restoration Worship Center, held in the City Park Gazebo.
Motorcycle Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by Park Hills Cycle Servants, and hosted by Buckley Towing. Meet by the City Park Flag Pole.
Little Miss & Master, 2 p.m., hosted by Project Graduation, sponsored by O’Dells Dance Center. This event will be at the City Park Gazebo.
Monday, Labor Day, brings the Labor Day Parade, hosted by First State Community Bank. Parade Marshall this year is Keith Propst and the Grand Marshall is Desloge Police Chief James “Jebo” Bullock. Parade lineup begins at 7:30 a.m. behind the North County Middle School and the parade steps off at 9 a.m., sharp.
Also on Labor Day, there will be an Antique Tractor Show from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by the Mineral Area Heritage Tractor Club, held at Spradling Pavilion; a Child ID Program, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Spradling Pavilion; LPD Cake Walk at noon, hosted and sponsored by First State Community Bank. Meet by the City Park Flag Pole.
There will be music throughout the four-day event. The band lineup includes:
- Friday, 6-10 p.m., Fame N Fortune
- Saturday, 12:30-3 p.m., Noah Messy; 4-6:30 p.m., Shannon Cox; 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Outsiders
- Sunday, 12:30-3 p.m., The Berry Singers; 3-5 p.m., Jackie Tyler; 6-8 p.m. Johnathan Braddy Band
- Monday, noon-4, Tres Amigos