Fairbanks Pioneer Park holds Labor Day celebration

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 3:57 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On September 6, Pioneer Park hosted a Labor Day celebration with people from all over the borough in attendance.

The event started with a concert at the Playground Pavilion where Cold Steel Drums played music. The fun continued with an abundance of games including relay races, water balloon completions, and egg tosses.

The event started at noon and ended at 8 p.m. Attendees were encouraged to walk around the park and learn about the city as well as enjoy the festivities.

Elizabeth Butrim, an attendee of the event said, “I had the day off, that’s the holiday, and we are new to the area. We were here for just a few months and we want to enjoy the festivities.”

Local Janverne Hnilicka said, “I came to listen to the music and celebrate Labor Day.”

Some of the attendees came from out of state while other were locals. They walked around the park and enjoyed the festivities.

Attendee Salina Qiu said, “We are traveling from New York. I live in New Jersey and we just have a friend, my friend from Texas. So when we hear this country music, we are really like, ‘Ah, we get home.’”

Other borough services, including MACS Transit and Van Tran, were closed in observance of Labor Day. Borough offices reopened on Sept 7th 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

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