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"We are One" 2011 Bloomington Labor Day Parade theme

The 2011 McLean County Labor Day Parade will march on Monday, September 5, 2011, with a theme of "We are one."

"Working people have to come together to stand up for their rights, to protect their wages, their health care and their pensions," said Ronn Morehead, Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly President.

The Parade annually features area marching bands, different union locals, construction equipment, political officials, candidates and community organizations.

The Parade lines up on Front Street at 9 a.m. and then at 10 a.m. marches west on Front Street to Lee Street, south on Lee Street to Wood Street, and then west on Wood Street to Miller Park. A picnic follows for union members at the Miller Park Pavilion.

Organizations and groups are welcome to register for the parade. Please download the following form, read the parade rules, and then fax it to the Parade committee at 309-829-0377. For a registration form, click here: Labor Day Parade Registration

WJBC-AM will again sponsor the “Laborer of the Year” contest; nominations open on Friday, August 26 and close on Wednesday, August 31, at 12 noon. Go to wjbc to nominate your candidate for “Laborer of the Year,” who will ride at the parade’s front in WJBC’s car.