Conway Attends Labor Day Picnic

By ELIZABETH DONATELLI

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Many people got to sit back, relax, and stay out of the office this Labor Day. Groups hosted events across the city. One of the largest was at the zoo.

Organizers tell WAVE 3 about 5,000 people usually go to the Labor Day Picnic at the Louisville Zoo, but this year there may have been 7,000.

“We’ve been looking at a lot of animals and going around to different places,” said 11-year-old Hayley Phillips.

Many politicians were there including Kentucky’s Attorney General Jack Conway, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and Gov. Steve Beshear.

“This is great,” said Beshear. “I mean the crowd out here is something else.”

Across town Southeast Christian Church hosted Familypalooza. There were games, food, and rides.

“The bible says we should love our neighbors as ourselves, so we thought what better way to do that than to provide somebody a great cheap day of fun,” said event coordinator Steve Young.

The weather was unusually chilly, but the Upper Highlands Swim Club hosted a birthday party, where one parent wore a flannel shirt.

“It’s an emergency shirt,” said father Bruce Warren.

Some kids even jumped in the pool for the last time this summer.

“It feels warm, but when you get out, it feels cold,” said one girl at the birthday party.

Source: Wave3

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