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Livingston Manor celebrates Labor Day

New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther rides in Livingston Manor’s Labor Day Parade, in one of many classic and antique cars.
Photos by Carol Montana

By Carol Montana
September 4, 2013

The former DeBruce Labor Day Parade transitioned seamlessly to Livingston Manor on Sunday, September 1, featuring the parade lineup, vendors and entertainment that have made this end-of-summer event a popular area attraction for over 20 years.

Entertainment in Renaissance Park kicked off at 11 a.m. with Steve Levine and his banjo, and then took a breather for the “Reading, Rolling & Rhythm” parade at 12 noon. Headed up by grand marshal Lee Siegel, who was escorted by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, the parade also included Sullivan County Legislator Kitty Vetter, the Liberty Train Club, The MountainTones Marching Band, the Hubba Hubba Book Club and dozens of antique and classic cars provided by the Any Model-Any Make and Catskill Regional Antique Auto Clubs.

After the parade, several of the antique cars were on display at the entrance to Renaissance Park.

Inside the park, the entertainment continued with the Americana band Little Sparrow, LightEXPO Hula Hoops, country music with Somerville and Spanish dancing with Lorena.

Also in Renaissance Park were kids’ crafts and hula hoop fun for the kiddies; Manor Ink, a very successful newspaper run by area youth; Native American crafts and Native American storyteller Jim Red Fox; children’s author Clara Gillow Clark; face painting; food; and a giant book sale for the adults and children.

As in the past three years, the festival benefitted the Livingston Manor Free Library.