Jefferson City hosts annual Labor Day parade

5 years 1 week 11 hours ago Saturday, September 12 2015 Sep 12, 2015 Saturday, September 12, 2015 1:12:00 PM CDT September 12, 2015 in News
By: Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - The city hosted its annual Labor Day Parade and Jazzfest on Saturday. 

The parade kicked off at 11 a.m. and featured a variety of floats. Participants included local businesses like Ameren and the Fulton High School marching band. Parade-goers filled the streets, snatching up candy and cheering for truck drivers to honk their horns.

Resident Scott Elwood was glad he got to experience his first parade in a few years after returning from active military duty with the U.S. Army.

"A lot of nice parades and the police did a wonderful job in leading off this, so it was really fun," said Elwood.

Art lovers had the opportunity at 1 p.m. to design a piece of sidewalk chalk art. There was no registration fee and all levels of artistic ability were welcome. The competition ran from 1 - 5 p.m. 

Jazzfest kicked off at 1:30 p.m. The artist lineup for the event featured University of Missouri Concert Jazz Band, Adorne, Marbin, Max Grooze and the Tom Andes Quarter. Jazzfest has been a local festival since 1992. Admission is free. The festival is set to end at 8 p.m. 

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