A Southwest Montana tradition returns to the Mining City's Stodden Park this Labor Day as the Southwest Montana Central Labor Council again brings their free community picnic to park's area near the carousel.  The free community picnic will be taking place from noon unitl 4pm this year and is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow community members and hear from many local and statewide office holders and candidates in addition to enjoying a free barbecue compliments of the Southwest Montana Central Labor Council.  In fact, every year many of our local elected and city officials are on hand not only to enjoy the picnic and to mingle with constituents, but to man workstations and even organize games and activities for the kids.  With the addition of the carousel and the beautiful pavillion area along with the new golf clubhouse and extensive renovations to the children's play area, Stodden Park has become one of the premiere public parks in the entire state and is a wonderful place to hold this community event.

The Southwest Montana Central Labor Council is "one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin."

Get in touch with the Southwestern Montana Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO by mail at P.O. Box 3173, Butte, MT 59702.

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