From everyone here at Town & Country Realty, Inc., we want to wish you a safe and happy 2017 Labor Day!

Labor Day started as a part of the labor union movement, to recognize the contributions of men and women in the US workforce; however, now, it is mostly seen as a chance to celebrate the last weekend of summer.

Did you know?:

  1. The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
  2. 10,000 workers marched from City Hall all the way to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.
  3. Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
  4. The decision to make Labor Day the first Monday of September was approved on June 28, 1894.
  5. Americans worked 12-hour days seven days a week during the 19th century!
  6. The Adamson Act was passed on September 3, 1916, to establish an eight-hour work day.

Planning on throwing a Labor Day/End-of-Summer party? We have the perfect recipes for you!

  1. Pimento-Jalapeno Cheeseburgers
  2. Sweet-and-Sour Grilled Chicken Skewers
  3. Party Shrimp
  4. Grilled Ranch Potatoes
  5. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Corn
  6. Giant Chipwich Cake
  7. Banana Split Kabobs

Safe travels and Happy Holiday!