QC Fed’s Labor Day parade steps off Monday

Labor Day

The Quad City Federation of Labor’s 39th annual Labor Day parade is set to start at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, in East Moline.

The federation reports a record number of entries for the parade. Tom Bultinck, president of the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers and of the NALC Local 292, will be this year’s parade grand marshal.

The parade will pull out of the John Deere Harvester Works parking lot promptly at 11 a.m., traveling over to 15th Avenue down to Third Street and across the train tracks, where the parade will end.

The annual Labor Day celebration will include various union organizations, high school marching bands, elected officials, social service organizations and entertainment businesses from around the Quad Cities.

“While we unfortunately had to cancel the parade for the past couple of years, I am extremely excited to have it coming back this year, we have missed seeing the community and families with children enjoying watching and listening to the parade as it passes by,” said Dan Gosa, president of the Quad City Federation of Labor. “We’re looking forward to offering our community a fun and entertaining time.” 

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