We didn't make it to Labor Fest today, at Franksville Park, but someone who did sent us this report:
Labor Fest was well attended by more than 200 union members and citizens. The politicians were out in support of the working men and women in Racine County, and there was an antique car show.HERE'S more information about the award winners.
The following elected officials spoke: Sen. John Lehman, Reps. Bob Turner, Cory Mason and Peter Barca, and Mayor John Dickert. Other local officials present were Aldermen Q.A. Shakoor, Ray Dehahn, Michael Shields and Jeff Coe. Opposing candidates for Racine County Judge, in the April 2010 election, Eugene Gasiorkiewicz and Georgia Herrera, also spoke. Keynote speaker was David Newby, president of Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
Lenny Hand was inducted as 2009 Labor Person of the Year.
Corey and Rebecca Mason were honored as Mr. and Mrs. Solidarity.
Pat McManaway was the first recipient named as Retiree of the Year.