Whether you were involved in the festival, watching the parade, or just heard about the St. Elmo Labor Day celebration, you know the event was a great time. The festivity included a parade and a small festival. Labor Day is always the first Monday in September and is a dedication to the achievements our country has made socially and economically. The United States Department of Labor website states that Labor Day is, “ a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country”.
The Labor Day parade included local businesses and school teams from around the county. The St. Elmo/Brownstown FFA club had two BHS students: Anthony Lansford and MaKenzie Parkison, riding on their parade float. Sierra Stephens was also in the parade representing the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center. Chloe Carson, Kayla Haslett, and Delaney Schulze were the Brownstown High School seniors marching in the parade for the SEB marching band. There were many other students walking in the parade and enjoying the festival. The parade had a wonderful turn out with two bands. The police and fire departments also made an appearance. Even our Fayette County Fair queens showed up to ride through the parade.
No matter who you are or what you’re looking for The St. Elmo Labor Day Celebration was a blast. They had pony rides and face painting for the kids. There was also a dunking booth that anyone could try. Many local businesses were selling products or helping with the festivities. I even caught the high school janitor Steve Waltrip looking at a booth. There was tons of delicious food, including cold shakeups or snow cones that were popular items on that hot summer day. The St. Elmo Labor Day celebration is an excellent event to attend in your community.
By Delaney Schulze
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