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Labor Day brings community celebrations





Many communities in the area are ringing in Labor Day -- the unofficial start to fall -- with celebrations that run the gamut.

On Sunday, Logan will feature a remote control fly-in, beach volleyball, car show and a day full of fun at the Logan Golf Course just east of town. The day begins at 8 a.m.

Inflatables, a pedal pull and horse rides from the Prairie Dusters Drill Team will entertain children throughout the day, and featured entertainment this year will be dueling pianos from Denver at 5:30 p.m. and country band Black Diamond at 7:30 p.m.

"Try to provide things for kids to do, basically the whole family," said Shirley Henrickson with Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum. "Try to make it a family day.

The 36th annual Labor Day Celebration is sponsored by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, which makes the event free for the public.

For more information, visit www.hansenmuseum.org.

On Monday in Natoma, events are scheduled throughout the day beginning with a Heritage Seekers breakfast at 7 a.m. in the community center, and a 5K run.

There will be exhibits at the library and historical museum. Lunch in the park, sponsored by the Natoma Lions Club, will be followed by a parade at 2 p.m.

The 75th annual Labor Day Celebration in Natoma continues into the evening with local teacher Jeremy Long singing while a supper is served in the park by United National Bank.

Other celebrations:

* Luray Friendship Day, Sunday

* Smith Center Old Settlers Day, Saturday

* Russell Springs Old Settlers Day and Cow Chip Throwing Contest, Sunday