Florence Labor Day will mark state?s 150th birthday

The theme for 2011 Florence?s Labor Day celebration is ?Celebrating 150 Years of Kansas History.? The annual event will be Sept. 3 through 5.

Buttons and T-shirts will soon be available locally for sale. A button is required for admission to most events.

This year?s celebration will feature many of the traditional events plus a magic performance on Saturday evening featuring T.A. Hamilton, master magician, ventriloquist and illusionist.

Parade entries are encouraged. There is no entry charge, and prizes are awarded for first, second and third places in both open and youth classes.

For more information contact Melvin Honeyfield at 620-382-6434.

McClain?s Kids? Ranch Rodeo is returning. The rodeo portion is expanding. A rodeo king and queen will be crowned this year.

The Florence Labor Day committee would like to commend the Florence volunteer fire department for taking charge of the annual ?King of the Hill? Soap Box Derby.

For more information call Mark Slater at 620-382-0442.

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