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Virginia City hosts Labor Day celebration

Posted at 5:58 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 19:58:56-04

VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. – Virginia City celebrated Labor Day today with lots of food and entertainment.

What better way to celebrate the workers on Labor Day than a picnic in the park and live music?

The second annual picnic for workers was put on by the Madison County Democratic Central Committee in Virginia City. It was free and open to the public.

“We believe that we support labor and we want to show our support,” said Chair of the Madison County Democratic Central Committee Ian Root.

The committee believes this is important to have on Labor Day.

“Because we owe a lot of our prosperity to the American worker. We are amazingly prosperous because of the formation of the middle class and the mid-part of this century after the second World War,” said Jay Fredrick, Democratic candidate for State Office House District 71. “We had wage earners who were earning money that was a living wage; they could take time off and have some leisure time, and we owe those people and their descendants a lot here as Americans.”

Having the community come together filled the park with joy.

“I am smiling inside. I was stressed out earlier today. I didn’t sleep well last night but I’m very happy,” Root said.

“I just think anytime you can get people together and feed them and listen to some good music and have a meaningful discussion, it’s well worth my time,” Fredrick said.

Following the picnic the attendees planned to attend the picket line at the Imerys Talc Plant, where workers are still locked out.