Big turnout for Labor Day picnic in Boise park

BOISE -- It's an annual mainstay in Boise -- the Labor Day picnic hosted by the Boise Central Trades and Labor Council.

Upwards of 600 people turned up at Municipal Park today for the barbecue, which was open to the public.

Organizers say the picnic, which has been held each year from more than 30 years, is a chance to celebrate workers and workers' rights.

"Especially in Idaho, workers tend to get overlooked. We have a very pro-business government, and it's a chance just to celebrate the workers, you know. They're out there, they're the ones working their butts off, trying to survive, so it's a chance to celebrate them," Leland Heimbach.

In addition to food, there were a number of activities for kids, including face painting, balloon animals, and arts and crafts.

Organizers say today's turnout was one of their best yet.


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