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‘We have a good time’ at Labor Day Show in Tawas

TAWAS, MI – Towns all across the country got to celebrate the social and economic success of American workers. Tawas was no exception.

In the midst of all the waves, laughter and fun on Labor Day Weekend, it came ringing with tourists strolling along the shoreline.

“All the grand-kids are with us,” said Terry (he chose not to disclose his last name.) “We go in the water the week before they start school and we have a good time.”

Terry’s family drove an hour and a half from Bay City, Mich. to experience the Annual Labor Day Show. This marks year five.

Despite severe thunderstorms leading up to the weekend, the weather graced hundreds of families to pack the tents without a gray cloud in sight.

“The weather is trying to hold out for us but we’re doing good,” said Tawas resident Kathy Davidson. “We live here in Tawas. We enjoy the tourists and enjoy all the significant things that we see, like the big underwear with the balls in it.” Davidson burst into laughter as she said this.

Jewelry, hand crafted ornaments, and woodwork attracted over 120 vendors to sell their original work of art.

“It’s all about shopping,” said event coordinator Judy Howe. “You know how women love to shop. The men shop as much as the women do.”

Step-up began Friday, Aug. 31. Festivities kicked-off on the 1st and 2nd of September.

Thanks to the Tawas Chamber of Commerce, the Labor Day Show wrapped up it’s 28th year.