What is considered by most the last holiday of summer, Labor Day activities are being planned in the region.
The annual Labor Day parade, sponsored by the Metropolis Lions Club, will delight residents of all ages, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2.
The parade will form at the courthouse and proceed down Fifth Street to Fort Massac. The street will be closed for the parade.
No pre-registration is required, and late entries will be accepted the morning of the parade.
No all-terrain vehicles (three- or four-wheelers) will be allowed in the parade, unless it is pulling a float.
All units for the parade should meet at the courthouse to be in position between 9-9:30 a.m.
For more information, call Lions Club members Mark Benson at 618-564-2467 or Maxine Russell at 618-524-7662.
Prior to the parade, Adventure Crew 101, sponsored by Metropolis Boy Scout Troop 101, will host a benefit pancake breakfast on Monday, Sept. 2 from 7-10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, located on the corner of East Fifth and Ferry streets in Metropolis.
The menu will include pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage and fried eggs.
All donations will be accepted, and everyone is invited.
Metropolis' First Missionary Baptist Church Sisterhood Ministry is sponsoring a Labor Day Community Picnic on Monday, Sept. 2 from noon until 4 p.m. in the church's Family Life Center, located on the corner of Seventh and Vienna streets.
There will be food and games. Dr. Orlando McReynolds and congregation invite the public to attend.
Paducah's Labor Day Celebration will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sept. 2.
The 2019 Paducah Labor Day Parade, conducted by the Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee, will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 2.
The parade route starts at Second Street and Broadway and will proceed west along Broadway to 17th Street.
The parade route will close at 9 a.m. and remain closed until the parade safely passes.
The theme of this year's parade is "It Takes U and I to Make Union."
Picnic, barbecue, arts and crafts, flea market and live music will be at various locations through the city.
For information, call 270-564-1108.