Cloquet Hosts 98th Annual Carlton County Labor Day Celebration

Ryan Juntti
September 05, 2017 09:33 AM

CLOQUET - The 98th annual Carlton County Labor Day Celebration took place in Cloquet on Monday.

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As part of the celebration, a parade took place on 18th St. North traveling 10 blocks to 8th St. North.

Floats were throwing out candy that kids scrambled for.  

"It's really fun because it's just so exciting," said Reggie Frederick.

Reggie also had the opportunity to dance with Congressman Rick Nolan, who she says her family loves.

An American flag sculpture made from snow was also in the parade. The leftover snow was thrown into the crowd.

Darold Powers is a Carlton community member and a working man. He says it's important to remember the real meaning of Labor Day.

"It's important for people in labor to be represented," said Powers.

Chum Juntunen is one of 13 siblings. He has been coming to the parade since he was a kid. 

"Just like my brother Art said, my mother couldn't have quality so she had quantity," said Juntunen. 

91-year-old Mark Bullyan has been coming for a long time as well.

"We always came up here to celebrate, bring the grandchildren, and make a good day of it," said Bullyan.

He believes Labor Day is about reflecting on the work people put in.

"Honoring a working man for a day of his labors, to celebrate a day of relaxation, think back on all the work and efforts put into it," said Bullyan.

In addition to the parade, scheduled was also a Blue House Orphanage Fun Run, Cloquet Labor Day Car Show, a Labor Day Picnic, and Labor Day Carnival.  


Ryan Juntti

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