Greene Labor Day Picnic celebrates 89 years of community

GREENE – Greene’s Annual Labor Day Picnic has long helped celebrate the end of summer. This year’s event, which will take place on Monday, marks the 89th year of the picnic.

While the annual event has evolved since the first picnic was held in 1919, the spirit of community and family behind it has remained the same.

This year’s participants will enjoy midway rides, an antique car show, old-timers baseball game, the fourth annual Lions Club Duck Race, live entertainment and much more.

The event, planned by the Greene Labor Day Picnic Association, gets bigger and bigger each year. “We keep the basis of it the same, but keep adding,” said Byron Miller, the association’s president.

The association’s hard-working group of volunteers start making phone calls in January and serious planning in June for the event, which draws close to 10,000 visitors.

“It’s 110 percent all volunteer time,” said Miller. “The community pulls together to get this done.”

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