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Posted on: September 1, 2021

City facilities closed for Labor Day, Aquatic Center moving to fall hours

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City of Lenoir facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. Also, Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center staff are moving to fall hours this month.

SANITATION SCHEDULE

Sanitation will not operate Monday, Sept. 6.  Garbage normally picked up on Monday will be collected Wednesday, Sept. 8.  All other household garbage pickups will remain on a normal schedule. There will be no bulk pickups Labor Day week, and the Recycling Center will also be closed on Monday.

LENOIR AQUATIC & FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE (LAFC)

LAFC staff are moving to fall hours this month. Saturday, Sept. 4, will be the last day of recreational swimming at the outdoor pool this year. Exercise classes will continue in the outdoor pool next week, but starting Sept. 13, all swimming and classes will move to the indoor pool.

LAFC will be open Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm Friday from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  

Lap Swim will be available Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm and the first and third Saturday of the month from 8:00 to 10:30 am. Recreation Swim will be available on the first and third Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

About Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the power of collective action by laborers, who are essential for the workings of society. It is recognized as a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, 30 states in the United States officially celebrated Labor Day. Source

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