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Rector, AR -- Gia Hill Reports

People and Politicians Enjoy Labor Day Celebration

September 4, 2006 -- 4:45 PM CDT

RECTOR, AR -- People and politicans were out enjoying the 67th Annual Labor Day Parade and Picnic in Rector Monday.                                                      

Leland Blackshare said that he's attended the festivities for as long as he can remember.

"It's interesting to see the community involvement in making it happen," said Blackshare.  "We also have a good turnout from politicians for better and for worse.  It's always interesting to see what they have to say."

Candidate for governor Attorney General Mike Beebe was in the parade, and was ecstatic to be a part of it.     

"Great parade...great weather for it...the best...the coolest weather I can remember for this time of year," said Beebe.  There's a lot of people...a lot of enthusiasm.  Region 8 is well represented here."      

From beauty queens and politicians, to horses and tractors...Rector had excitement in town with the capital "E."

"I was here two years ago," said Senator Jim Holt, who's also a candidate for lieutenant governor.  "I guess what makes it special is the same thing that makes everything about Arkansas special...the people."      

Doyne Shelton grew up in Rector, and said that he and his wife look forward to the Labor Day celebration every year.

"We enjoy this," he said.  "We see all our friends and family, and people we haven't seen in a long time.  It's just a great day."      

Shelton also said it was a great day to mix and mingle with the politicians.

"We enjoy meeting the politicians and hearing what they have to say.  I like to find out what they stand for," he said.       

Besides getting up close and personal with the candidates, it was all about eating, mingling and having good 'ole fashioned fun, because after all it was a picnic.

  

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