The results are in and by all accounts it was another great Labor Day weekend in Rector.
Even in a difficult economy, the revenue for the Labor Day Picnic exceeded last year. All those who volunteered their time to make the picnic a success are to be commended. Rector is known as a community of volunteers and it is never more apparent than on Labor Day weekend.
As everyone familiar with Rector knows, the "Picnic" has involved into a full weekend of activities with something for everyone. It puts Rector "on the map" throughout the region during this special time of year.
All those we have talked to were especially pleased with the parade this year, noting the large number of floats and other entries and the exciting presence of the Arkansas State University Band. The band provided a great deal of sound and color to the parade and also proved to be a hit with several numbers at the park grounds.
Another "big hit" was Demetra Shultz as the parade Grand Marshal. She is a delightful person and she clearly had a lot of fun in the role and was a tremendous ambassador for Rector throughout the day.
Of course, the weather cooperated throughout the weekend, which helped make it all possible.
What a great time to be in Rector!!