Have You Made Plans for Labor Day?
A look at end-of-summer events and the meaning of this upcoming three-day weekend.
The U.S. Department of Labor describes Labor Day as a tribute to American workers who have contributed to the "strength, prosperity and well-being of our country."
So, it's more than just hotdogs and hamburgers, although that's a fantastic way to celebrate our achievements! And although it's not officially the end of summer, most summer activities are drawing to a close.
Looking for some fun ways to spend the weekend? Other than shopping and grilling out, go Geek and head out to Dragon Con! (That's not an insult - geeks are much cooler than they used to be.) According to their website, Dragon Con is the "largest multi-media popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe."
If the weather changes its mind, there are outdoor activities galore in this region. Just an hour or so away is Helen, Ga., a quaint little German-ish village, along with multiple hiking and camping spots. Cloudland Canyon, Tallulah Gorge, Unicoi State Park and, of course, Stone Mountain are all close by and a lot of fun.
Government offices will be closed on Labor Day, but trash pickup should not be affected.
So what are your plans? Let us know in the comments!