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Cedarfest held until Sep. 3 to celebrate Labor Day

The Village of Cedarville Cedarfest is currently being held this weekend and will run until Monday, Sep. 3, around 5:00 p.m.

The fest is celebrated during Labor Day weekend, and is coordinated by the Cedarville Cedarfest Committee, according to a release.

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The fest started around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning with a pancake breakfast at the Cedarville Fire Department, followed by a softball tournament and a fishing derby. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, games and raffles, a parade, a cake walk, food trucks and much more, the release stated.

The Labor Day Parade will be held Monday, Sep. 3, at 1:00 p.m. and run down Main Street. It is sponsored by Cedarville University and the Cedar Care Village Pharmacy, and is run by the Chamber of Commerce.

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Cedarville is known as the Birthplace of Labor Day, which was founded by a Cedarville man names James H. Kyle. When he became a U.S. Senator, he also became the leading spokesman for creating a national holiday that encouraged the nation to take a day off work.

For more information on the Cedarfest schedule of events, visit www.facebook.com/CedarvilleVillageCedarFest/posts/292934244819592.

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