COLBERT COUNTY – Two of the oldest Labor Day celebrations in the nation will help usher in September in the Shoals.
The 100th Annual Shoals Labor Day Celebration at Spring Park in Tuscumbia begins at 10am on Monday, September 2 with a parade along Main Street. The Grand Marshall is Tuscumbia mayor, Kerry Underwood. Political speeches and other activities will follow in Spring Park from 11am-4pm.
Pageants will be at 1pm and cloggers will be at 2pm. An antique and vintage car show will be in Spring Park from 8:30am–1:30pm.
Honorees this year include: Friend of Labor - Gale Satchel, Hall of Fame Retired Laborer Local 366 member - Robert Smith, Hall of Fame (posthumous) Ironworker - Buddy Blaxton, Friend of Labor (posthumous) Maggie Johnson.
The celebration is organized by Shoals Area Central Labor Council. It is the longest running Labor Day festival in America. For more information, call 256-383-2758 or 256-394-7794. Shoalsclc@comcast.net
The 82nd annual Key Underwood Memorial Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration begins at 9am on Monday, September 2 at the world-famous cemetery at 4945 Coon Dog Cemetery Road, near Cherokee.
It includes a liar’s contest, arts and crafts, barbecue, and music. More details are available at www.coondogcemetery.com or by calling 256-627-0612.