11th Congressional District Labor of Love, Parade

Since 1971, the community has witnessed the 11th Congressional District Labor Day Parade making its way down Kinsman road. Monday September 2, 2019 was no different. As rain fell steadily from the sky above, a mounting crowd gathered along Kinsman road to witness the 47TH Annual 11TH Congressional District Labor Day Parade. The parade started at 10:30am at 147th and Kinsman with a concluding celebration at Luke Easter Park. The rain didn’t stop the crowds from gathering nor the participants from lining up to position themselves in an array of street festivities to include marching bands, Drill teams, dancing and much much more. It was a regalia to be remembered. The determination and resilience of the Grand Marshall, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge and the tenacious organizational skills of the event organizer Ariane Kirkpatrick provided a much needed change of scenery and celebration to the Kinsman area and surrounding community. ‘Togetherness’ would be one of the highlights of the day.

It was a proud moment that served to confirm the idea of ‘we the people’ as ‘We the people’ inclusive of all the citizens of this great City represented by the residents of Kinsman and the surrounding area came together. I was an eyewitness to the gathering of people who set aside differences and disagreements to gather in one place for one purpose. On this day, there was no appearance of so