Trades, Labor and Machinists Union celebrate Labor Day

It was a packed house for the Trades, Labor and Machinists Union 25th Annual Labor Day Picnic in Quincy Monday. Around a thousand people including union members, current and retired, and their families celebrated the holiday at the Machinists Lodge 822 on North 5th Street.

Kids participated in watermelon and pudding contests while pony rides, snow cones and an obstacle course were also on standby. The adults enjoyed a day in the shade socializing over good food and drinks.

"Just a great time for labor to celebrate the day. And it's our day, you know. This is what makes the world go round," said Ross Miller, the president for Western Trades and Labor.

This year families were asked to bring can food items that would be donated to the local food pantry. Raffle tickets were also being sold, the proceeds from the tickets will be given to Camp Callahan.