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Celebrating workers at Labor Day picnic

Posted: 8:58 PM, Sep 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-03 21:58:29-04

For many people, Labor Day is the last time to enjoy some summer fun before the school starts and the season changes, but today is also a day to honor men and women who spend their time working for Wisconsin Labor Unions. 

"Its always a great turn out and great event," Julie Piton said. "We just love that families can come out and enjoy each others' company."

This the seventeenth year the Green Bay Labor Council has hosted a picnic. Tony Vanderbloemen says Labor Day is one of the few days union workers get to celebrate their hard work. 

"It seems like we have a pretty good crowd," Vanderbloemen said. "And they come here to celebrate. Because they are the ones who make America great."

Families who came out to Bay Beach today spent $10 to $25, which gave them access to food and drink for the afternoon, and all the proceeds went to supporting local charities and food banks.

"All the proceeds from this event go towards homeless shelters in Brown County and food pantries," Vanderbloemen said.

Vanderbloemen said that the event raised more than $1,000. Families who attended said this is a great day to enjoy summer before kids go back to school.

"Its always a great turn out and great event," Piton said. "We just love that families can come out and enjoy each others' company.