Editors Note: I would like to say thank you to the readers of the Wausaublog, and sticking with me through the dog days of summer. Events of the past two weeks or so (both personal and public) have made it somewhat difficult to keep ahead of things here, and I appreciate your patience.
TheWausau Labor Day parade begins at 4 pm today. The route is somewhat short, but in past years the parade has been packed with people and floats, so it is a very festive occaision with people packed along the short route, just like a big city.
The parade starts at First and Wausau Avenues, crosses over to Third Avenue on Wausau Avenue and then continues down Third to the Labor Temple, just before Stewart Avenue. Of course, you will remember that a feature of the parade will be the Clydesdales, so you will want to get a prime spot and bring your camera. Speaking of a prime spot and camera, immediately following the parade, you can head south on Third Ave to South Bay Beach Park at the end of Third Avenue for the last waterski show of the year. The show by the Wausau Water Walkers is traditional after the Labor Day parade, so if you haven’t had a chance to see them this summer, head on down.
If the Merrill Parade was any indication, the political candidates will be out in full force, so get ready to exercise your constitutional right to vote for the candidate who hands out the best Packers/Badgers/NASCAR schedule! 🙂
Speaking of politicos, and this is just my personal opinion, but I think it takes a lot of nerve for a Republican candidate to march in a Labor Day parade considering their party’s complete antipathy to organized labor and working people. Just my two cents. See ya at the parade, no matter how you vote!