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Labor Day Festival committee meeting about 2015’s event


JUNE 2015, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Edition of The Union News

Labor Day Festival committee meeting about 2015’s event


REGION, May 25th- The Northeastern Pennsylvania Labor Day Festival Committee in Wilkes-Barre have been meeting to discuss this years’ event which will be held in Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre on Labor Day September 7th . Admission is free with everyone invited.

According to Joe Padavan, a member of the committee that met throughout the year to discuss the event and make plans to conduct the Labor Day Festival and Celebration, 2015 will the third consecutive year the event will be held. Festivities will begin at Kirby Park at 10.00 am.

The event will include lots of food, refreshments, music, vendors and fun for the entire family, Mr. Padavan stated.

However, unlike past events, one of the planners is no longer involved with the labor community and is not helping with its planning and co-ordination of the bands that will play at this years event.Roxanna Pauline, who was the Co-ordinator for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation (NEPA-ALF), a labor federation throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, left the organization last fall, was very involved with the Labor Day Festival and Celebration, Mr. Padavan stated.

However, the group believes this years event will again be fun for the labor community, the community and large, and their families.

The committee is made-up of mostly delegates of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council (GWBLC) labor federation, Route 315 in Pittston. The committee that oversees the event meets all year to discuss what changes and improvements can be made to expand the festival.

Edward Harry, President of the GWBLC, stated he is hopeful the labor community from the region will plan to attend this year and economically support the event.