Fort Oglethorpe’s original outdoor family festival, Labor Day at The Post, will be held Monday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the polo field on Barnhardt Circle. The festivities kick-off with the parade at 11 a.m. The parade will line up at Fort Oglethorpe City Hall at 10 a.m. The City of Fort Oglethorpe celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2009, and the theme for this year’s parade “Past times at The Post” encourages parade entrants to incorporate the city’s heritage in their decor. Parade colors are red, white and blue. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.
Following the parade, the polo field on Barnhardt Circle will have a wide variety of ven-dor booths, games and activities for the children and an expanded military vehicle display. Booth rentals have been reduced to $25 and have been expanded to include not just crafts and information but also re-sale and antiques. The Kid’s Play Zone, where a $10 wristband allows unlimited fun in the bounce house, slides and other inflatable attractions includes unlimited visits to Noah’s Little Ark Petting Zoo and pony rides. Back for 2009 is the Hannah Express Train. The mainstage will host live entertainment with something for everyone – country, gospel, rock-n-roll and more. Debi Wilson past-president of Friends of the 6th Cav-alry Museum co-chairs the entertainment committee and had this to say. “Last year’s event showed us we were on the right track for bringing the crowds back to Labor Day at The Post. We have the food court in the center of the field with more food choices and vendors and more parking on the polo field.”
Arts, crafts, information and children’s activities vendors are needed for the event. Spaces are $25 each with set-up on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. A limited number of spe-cialty vendors are needed. Vendor applications and information about the entertainment are available by contacting the 6th Cavalry Museum.