The 2012 Charlotte Labor Day Parade will begin at 10 am on Labor Day Monday- Sept. 3. The route for this year only will be from Pearl Street Park to Marshall Park- a distance of 1.3 miles. Below are links to two Google maps of the parade route and one to the assembly point at Pearl Street Park- Kenilworth Ave. side.
Parade route, DNC - Google Maps
(Google Earth map- cut and paste in window)
MapQuest - map to assembly point at Pearl Street Park - use Kenilworth Avenue entrance only. Do not arrive on Baxter St.
Participating groups will be notified around Aug. 27 of their numerical placement in the parade lineup. Enter Pearl Street Park on the Kenilworth Ave. side only. Do not arrive on Baxter St. I suggest you may want to consider city bus transportation or car or van pooling. Proceed to the check in desk or area and the marshall will direct you to your location. You will stay close to that area til parade kickoff. No group starts marching until the parade chairman or his marshall directs you to file into order. Proper decorum is expected. You may not throw anything. You may begin to arrive at 8 am and please be in place by 930 am. The group leader is responsible for keeping his group in order. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional info. Here are our Facebook and website links.
Check out our Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlotte-Labor-Day-Parade-Committee/114811523541 and our webpage at: http://charlottelabordayparade.shutterfly.com/ .
Fraternally, Ben Lee - parade chairman 704-877-6916
Charlotte Labor Day Parade
CHARLOTTE LABOR DAY PARADE COMMITTEE
704-877-6916 - Laborparade@aol.com
The annual Charlotte Labor Day Parade will be held Monday September 3rd at 10 am. Organized by the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee in conjunction with local labor organizations and the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council, the parade honors the accomplishments of organized labor in our country, our region, and in our community. This year's parade comes before the opening of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. For security reasons this year's route will be from Pearl Street Park to Marshall Park on the edge of uptown Charlotte. Also this year's parade will be a marching parade featuring local labor organizations, bands, political candidates, and community groups. Our theme for 2012 is "Takin' it to the Streets". Parade chairman Ben Lee - vice general chairman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen urges all to come on out for "an old fashioned parade - union made".
DATE AND TIME: Monday September 3rd at 10 am. Pre-parade assembly begins at 8 am at Pearl Street Park- Kenilworth Avenue entrance
ROUTE: Parade begins at the Pearl Street Park - Baxter Street to McDowell St. to Stonewall St. to South Caldwell St. to 3rd Street- ending at Marshal Park
Hope to see you there. Always remember those who fought, suffered, and died for our worker rights, the 40 hour week, the weekends, retirement, and healthcare; and please never take it for granted.
Hello friends and fans of the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee,
We hope your holiday season finds you well. With all the new and exciting things coming up in 2012, the Committee would like to update you on the changes to next year's parade. Be sure to click on the "Press Release" tab to see the latest news from our Parade Chairman.
With the impending arrival of rain from Tropical Storm Lee, Parade Chairman Ben Lee has issued a statement regarding the weather and tomorrow's Labor Day parade.
"We deal with the threat of bad weather every year. We leave it up to the individual groups and participants to decide if it's too wet for them. Many of us in labor work in the rain anyway, so we try not to break the continuity of the parade. The parade committee has numerous monetary obligations in contracts we can't back out of by canceling. In the worst case, we will try to run the motorized units and those that wish to proceed. We certainly understand if someone wishes not to participate due to weather."
Hopefully, the rain will hold out until after the parade! However, the Labor Day Parade Committee will be posting updates via our Facebook site all morning up until the beginning of the parade. Our Facebook site can be found at www.Facebook.com/CLDPC. After the parade, you can find recap of the parade as well as photos of the event. Thank you again to all the Committee, participants, and community for your hard work and support of the parade. We look forward to seeing you there! Happy Labor Day!!!
A busy week ahead for the CLDPC - we're happy to welcome all friends and local community to the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee's upcoming planning meeting to be held at the Plaza Midwood Library on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be prompt lasting roughly an hour. Parade entries and flyers will be available that evening. We hope you can make it out!
The Plaza Midwood Library is located at 1623 Central Avenue. The meeting room is attached to the front of the library's lobby. The CLDPC would like to as always thank the wonderful staff at the Plaza Midwood Library for their hospitality.
We've made it now easier to navigate to our Facebook Fan Page for the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee. Our new web address is www.facebook.com/CLDPC.
Take a quick moment to stop by the site, event information, past event photos and be sure to become a fan to keep up to date with important posts!
Another year has passed and the CLDPC is busy at work planning another great event!
We hope you've had great health and success in the past year. We are looking forward to seeing you again this September.
Be sure to check the website often as new press releases, photos, information, and flyers will be posted soon!
Welcome friends of the Charlotte Labor Day Parade!
For all participants in Monday's parade, be sure to check in with marshalls at 701 North College Street (Corner of College and Phifer). If you are arriving off the interstates via Brookshire Freeway, take exit 3B (Tryon St. exit) and continue on. This is 11th St. Please be there no later than 10:30 a.m. if possible. Parade assembly begins at 10:50 a.m. - Kickoff at 11 a.m.
A map detailing where to go for participants prior to the parade can be found to the left of this journal entry on the main page of CLDPC website under the heading "Parade Assembly Guided Map". Any futher questions feel free to contact Parade Chairman, Ben Lee, by telephone at (704) 877-6916.
Are you on Facebook? Become a fan of the Charlotte Labor Day Parade on Facebook to keep up with us! Be sure to pass along invites to your friends too. Visit the Charlotte Labor Day Parade fanpage on Facebook today!
If interested in participating or volunteering for the parade, please contact the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee Chairman, Ben Lee, through e-mail at LaborParade@aol.com.
What's a better way to spend Labor Day than celebrating with us?!
It is not to late to sign up to be a part of the 2012 Charlotte Labor Day Parade. Any labor group, politician, business or community group interested in taking part should contact me at email@example.com .
We make every effort to contact all groups and individuals that might be interested, but sometimes we don't have good addresses or even know about you. Email me of your interest or if you have questions. Email works best, but you can also call 704-877-6916 and be prepared to leave a message. As a reminder this is a marching parade this year, but it is only 1.3 mile.