Labor’s Family Day picnic on Saturday

Labor's Family Day picnic interview

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – This Saturday, everyone is invited to the 31st annual Labor’s Family Day picnic at Columbian Park. Besides the great picnic grub, there will be games, music, a rock climbing wall and more.

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations community services liaison Earl Cox and Northwest Central Labor Council president Dennis DeMay came on News 18 This Morning to talk about why the community should attend.

“Basically, it’s a chance for working people to come out and spend a day with their family. It is a very family-oriented event. It’s a chance for them to unwind a bit and celebrate Labor Day,” said DeMay.

But don’t think the event is exclusive to those affiliated with organized labor. Cox said, “We can have thousands of people show up. They can ride the train and all the park rides for free.”

There will also be a bounce house, snow cones, balloons and clowns for the kids to enjoy.

There will be a small fee for the food items.

The picnic is Saturday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbian Park at 1915 Scott St. in Lafayette. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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