Upper Peninsula Regional Labor Federation


Date: Monday, September 5, 2011
Location: Cliff's Shaft Museum
Ishpeming, MI
Contact: Russ Williams
Phone: (906) 362-9518

The event again this year will be held in Ishpeming on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2010. The Festival will begin with a parade along Euclid Street, Main Street, Division Street and Lakeshore Drive. With a picnic and rally at the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum (Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage Theme Park) and the Lake Bancroft Park on Lakeshore Drive and Euclid Streets.

The theme for this year is yet to be announced. We encourage Local Unions to march and enter floats in the parade that reflect this theme. Please contact Russ Williams at (906) 362-9518 for details and to confirm your participation. Parade line up will be based upon the order in which Locals respond, so please respond early!

Marq Tran will be providing transportation to and from Ishpeming from both the Marquette (JC Penney Mall parking lot) and Negaunee (Lakeview School parking lot). The scheduled times are as follows:

JC Penney Westwood Mall 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Lakeview School 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Cliffs Shaft 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00

Parade line up starts at 9:00 a.m.; the parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. Parking will be available at the Cliff Shaft and the Ishpeming Elks Club.

Once again we will have available a picnic lunch, the cost of lunch tickets will remain at $4.00. The menu includes the following; pasty, hot dogs, desert and pop. Tickets for adult beverages will be available for $2.00 each and pop and water for $1.00 .

The Picnic and Rally will include music by Fast Eddies Blues Band, speeches from elected officials and candidates, along with children’s activities. In addition, The Cliff Shaft volunteers will once again be providing free tours (donations will be accepted and are encouraged!) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for those that are interested in visiting the Museum.

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