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Labor Day concert has local connection

Staff writer

Six Appeal, an a cappella singing group, will headline entertainment at Florence’s Labor Day celebration. Michael Brookens, formerly of Marion, sings with the group that will perform at 6 p.m., on Sept. 1 in Florence.

Labor Day chairman Melvin Honeyfield said the committee was especially pleased to bring the group to town.

“They sing classic oldies, popular songs, and catchy original tunes, all without any accompaniment other than their voices,” he said.

A $5 Florence Labor Day button, required for admission to the concert, can be purchased in Florence at city hall or Cottonwood Valley Bank, and in Marion at Carlson’s Grocery, Central National Bank, and Tampa State Bank.

The same admission button will allow spectators into a highlight of the weekend — a vintage baseball game planned for 6:30 p.m., Sept. 2, at 9th and Barker in Florence.

Spectators can relive the era of the 1860s as the Chase County Preservationists, dressed in uniforms from that time period, play baseball following rules also from that era.

Spectators are encouraged to come dressed in vintage attire if they wish.

An ice cream social starting at 6 p.m. will also be held at the game.

Concessions served by the Florence Labor Day Committee will include hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, and soft drinks.

On Sept. 3, the committee will sponsor a 5-kilometer run starting and finishing at the gym, Seventh and Dean Streets, Florence.

Starting time is 8 a.m. and the course follows a route through the city of Florence. The run/walk event is family-friendly with each finisher receiving a medal at the finish line.

Entry forms and more information are available from Beki Zook (316) 706-8560, or by e-mailing

Last modified Aug. 22, 2012