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Paden City To Celebrate Labor Day With Annual Parade

By Staff | Sep 2, 2020

Each Year one of the top events and largest parades in the State of West Virginia takes place in Paden City, on Labor Day. With the COVID-19 shutting down nearly everysingle fair, and other event all over the country, the annual Paden City Labor Day Parade will be an exception.

At noon on September 7, parade entries will begin lining up at the south end of down as kids and adults alike will line the main route going throught the community in anticipation of the thrill of Floats, Politicians, First Responders, Fire Trucks, Police Vehicles filled with the communities best, and several other organizations traveling the route.

For over 70 years now the parade as entertained folks from Paden City and all over the Ohio Valley, organizers this year are working hard to make it a quality event under unusual circumstances. One thing young kids may be a little disappointed in will be the lack of candy thrown from the parade route. Organizzers said there wil be no literature handed out and no candy thrown. They caution everyone to do their best to wear masks and practice social distancing. However they are leaving it up to each individual to be responsible citizens in the wake of the pandemic.

The parade will kick off at exactly 1 p.m. and the one mile course will end at the High School. Everyone is invited to attend and watch as your favorite firefighter, police officers, emergency personell, laborers from far and near, church groups, and politicians seeking positions travel by. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! So come early and get your favorite spot.