By Jeniece Smith

Herald Staff Writer

CLINTON — The Clinton Labor Congress will sponsor its annual community Labor Day picnic Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Eagle Point Park.

Bob Krajnovich, member and past president of the CLC, says the free event will feature hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and baked beans, as well as door prizes and games. Local and national organized labor-oriented politicians will speak, as well as president of the Iowa Federation of Labor Ken Sager.

“We provide a very excellent meal for people to come, and we just try to promote organized labor,” said Krajnovich.

The CLC has been hosting the celebration for decades, with festivities held at Eagle Point Park for about the last 15 years.

Krajnovich expects this year’s event to draw between 800 and 850 people, possibly with more attending who would normally travel for the holiday but are staying closer to home this year because of the economy.

“We really feel that this is a benefit to the community,” said Krajnovich. “We’re trying to carry on a tradition and promote labor as best we can. It’s because of Labor Day that we can put labor’s name on it. This is our day to shine. We appreciate the community that turns out.”

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