Annual Labor Day Picnic underway in Advance

ADVANCE, Mo. (KFVS) - The 60th Annual Advance Labor Day Picnic kicked off on Sunday, September 4 and runs through Monday, September 5.

The family friendly event is held at Umfleet Park.

There will be live music, parade, car show, 5K, quilt show, softball and basketball tournaments, food, fun and more.

Organizers of the annual event said they worked hard to get more food vendors who offer a wider variety of menu items.

There will also be some new events.

“We have a new thing called ‘GellyBall,’ and it’s like paintball only it’s biodegradable, it doesn’t hurt, it’s a squishy ball, so that’ll be fun,” said picnic organizer Mitzie Seger.

The Advance Labor Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. and the quilt show is at 8 a.m. on Monday.

The Peace Love Color Run 5K run/walk and 3/4 mile fun run was held Sunday.

Marsha Heller

Marsha Heller

Marsha joined the KFVS-12 News Team in August 1999.