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Labor day activities traditional in small town

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Family holiday weekendPhoto by Angela Weiss

Did you grow up in a small town? Many parents with children did grow up in small towns, but for many reasons after marriage and starting a family, moved to large cities. Career choices, economic conditions, better schools, or family reasons have made living in larger cities the choice of residence. There are many reasons to miss living in a small town. Knowing your neighbors, smaller schools, and old-fashioned cultural events contribute to a healthier environment for rearing children.

Sarasota families have the best of both worlds by being a neighboring community to the small town of Englewood. The Labor Day weekend is coming up, and this weekend would be a great time to experience small-town living either for reliving and sharing your own childhood memories from growing up in a small town, or for exploring for the first time life in a small town.

Englewood Pioneer Days are held from August 23-September 1. Events for the Labor Day weekend are planned for families with children. There are a variety of events that are planned for all ages of children, from infants to older children.

*Cardboard Boat Race is planned for August 30 at 9 a.m. Children can experience a science concept with objects that float and objects that do not float.

*Kids' Fishing Contest will be held on August 31 at 8 a.m. Kids of all ages are invited to enter.

*Fun for infants with the Diaper Derby on August 31 at 2 p.m. Bring your little ones to participate in this fun activity that is designed only for crawlers.

*Kids Shipwreck Dance will be offered on August 31 from 5-10 p.m.

*Kids' Fun Run on Sept. 1

*Labor Day small town parade on Sept.1 at 9 a.m.

Bring your children to the traditional small-town Labor Day weekend celebration in Englewood this year and celebrate life in a small town for the first time, or relive your own childhood in the experience of growing up in a small town.