Kanawha prepares for 76th Labor Day Celebration

Rebecca Peter

KANAWHA - The Kanawha Youth Activity Group recently announced the schedule of events for the 76thannual Labor Day weekend celebration, Aug.30-Sept. 4, 2023

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Paint & Sip Night will begin at 6:30 p.m. Contact Laina Legler for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 31

At 6 p.m. the Over 30 vs. Under 30 softball game gets underway at the ball diamond.

Friday, Sept. 1

A “Light the Night” 5K starts at 8 p.m. in front of the Town Tap. There is a $10 registration. Participants are advised to wear bright clothing. Glow sticks will be provided.

 Saturday, Sept. 2

Festivities start with a pancake breakfast, 6:30 – 10 a.m. at the City Park shelter house. 

A tractor ride will depart at 8:30 a.m. from West 3rd(north side of City Park). The ride will return to the park by 3 p.m. at which time, awards will be announced.

A softball tournament will take place at the ball diamond at 10 a.m. Contact Mark Johnson for more information.

Also at 10 a.m., kids kickball games will be held at the ballfield south of the school.

The day ends at 8 p.m. with Dueling Pianos, featuring Felix & Fingers. The entertainment will take place in front of the Town Tap.

Sunday, Sept. 3

A community worship service will take place 9:30 a.m. at Kanawha City Park. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, it will be held at the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church.

A beanbag tournament will begin 12 noon. in front of the Town Tap.

Events return to the Kanawha City Park at 5 p.m. Where Little Mr. and Miss Kanawha will be named. The 2023 Miss Kanawha will be crowned immediately after.

The Kanawha Youth Activity group will be serving a pork loin meal (free will donation).

Monday, Sept. 4

Labor Day morning starts “bright and early” with a pancake breakfast. 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the City Park shelter house.

The big Labor Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Sue Buekema is the 2023 Labor Day Parade grand marshal.

There will be plenty of food and fun for all throughout the day. Starting at 11 a.m. there will be inflatables, free throw challenge, mechanical bull rides, and kids’ train rides.

The Kanawha Car Klassic (featuring cars, bikes, tractors and trucks) begins 11 a.m. Entrants will line up along Main Street in front of the Town Tap after the parade. People’s Choice winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

Other activities include a bake walk on Main Street at 11:30 a.m., and the kids power pedal pull at 1 p.m. (registration at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Post Office)



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