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Record low turnout for Labor Day float

Christine Lee

September 2, 2014


Filed under News

Around 600 people attended the annual Labor Day float this weekend, a stark drop from 3,000 people last year. Less than 400 people floated Sunday and by 2 p.m., the California Department of Parks and Recreation unit sent four out of seven of its officers home, said Kirk Coon, a Department of Parks and Recreati...

RIP Labor Day float

RIP Labor Day float

Amanda Irons

September 9, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Labor Day float is dead. With fewer than 100 people in attendance on Saturday, and approximately 3,000 on Sunday, it is safe to say the float did not live up to its reputation. The alcohol ban undoubtedly is the culprit for vanquishing the long-standing Chico tradition. From stories I have...

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