This community’s annual Hometown Hoedown is the city’s traditional end of summer event.
Starting on Friday, events over the holiday weekend included carnival rides, food trucks, cornhole tournaments, mechanical bull, live music, karaoke, pet show, ice cream social, duck race, petting zoo, dunk tank, beer tent and plenty more.
While children may have returned to school, fall sports are in full swing and thoughts of Halloween, cider and pumpkin-spice lattés become all the more enticing, there’s one final summer celebration to enjoy before autumn colors begin to change the landscape.
The 117th annual Belding Labor Day Celebration is fast approaching — Sept. 2-5 — and festival organizers have been working for months in effort to provide a celebration people of all ages can enjoy.
Known as the “gentle giant” in the room, the late Scott Gladding is being honored as grand marshal for this year’s Belding Labor Day Celebration.
Remembered for his efforts as treasurer on the Labor Day Committee, current members of the committee thought it’d only be right to award him with grand marshal, so his sacrifices for Labor Day, and much more, would remain timeless.