ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Labor Day is a tribute to the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well being of our country.
To celebrate the day, Rockford United Labor will host the 59th Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 5, 2011 in downtown Rockford.
The parade will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. The Parade route has changed this year! The Parade begins at 6th Avenue and 7th Street, turns west on East State Street, turns south on Wyman Street and ends at Davis Park.
The reviewing stand and bleachers will be located just outside of Davis Park. Immediately following the Parade, we will crown the Mrs., Miss, and Princess of the 2011 Rockford Labor Day Parade at the reviewing stand.
A Float Contest will be held on Monday, September 5th at 7:30 a.m. in the Harris Bank Employee Parking Lot (northwest corner of 6th Street and 5th Avenue) for all registered floats.
Winners will be announced immediately following the Contest. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners will receive a trophy and placement ribbon to be displayed on the float throughout the Parade Route.
This year’s Parade Grand Marshall is Amedeo Giorgi. He has recently resigned from President of Rockford United Labor after over 35 years of service.
He has been named President Emeritus. He was the first recipient of the Person of the Year from the Northwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council. Amedeo has been involved with 16th District COPE, the Winnebago County Democrats, the Winnebago County Board, the United Way of Rock River Valley, and so much more.
This year’s theme is “Unions Standing Strong Together”.