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Happy Labor Day – Celebrating America’s Workforce

alliance - labor dayLabor Day, the idea of brothers Peter J and Mathew Maguire, was officially signed into existence as a national holiday in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland. Created to honor the laborer – and yes, it still does, Labor Day also marks the end of summer. For some, due to the nature of their job, the three-day weekend still includes time fulfilling their professional role, but for many, it’s one last hoopla of fun before the dash into fall and the holidays that close our year.  And if you live in the Milwaukee or surrounding areas, there’s a lot of activity available. Here are just a few of the fun events this weekend.

Wisconsin Highland Games – just a 30-minute drive from Milwaukee. A weekend of Celtic fun – including men in kilts, bagpipes, music, and dancing, accompanied by food and drinks.      wisconsinscottish.org

Hop Harvest Weekend – come and help harvest the hops field at Old World Wisconsin. Yes, this family event includes fun for all and beer, of course.    oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org/

The Great Inflatable Race – Saturday only (Sept. 2) at Veterans Park.
With giant-sized inflatable obstacles spread throughout the running course, this race has a focus on fun. Register at:  thegreatinflatablerace.com/milwaukee

Cool Waters and David F. Schulz Aquatic Center – Close your summer with a splash!   countyparks.com search: water parks or 414.257.8098

Lake Michigan Marathon – Sunday only (Sept. 3) – multiple runs to choose between – all along the Lake Michigan shoreline. lakemichiganmarathon.com

Free Lakefront Movies – Sunday Only (Sept.3) -Veterans Park. Groundhog Day and Top Gun – both PG.  414.425.9993

Doggie Dip at Cool Waters – Labor Day only – When the pools close, the dogs have fun.            countyparks.com search: doggie dip

Of course, fun is always piggybacked with food in Milwaukee. Here are a couple of recipes to make your weekend sizzle.

Beer Dip

Cream together: 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened and 1 (1oz.) package ranch dressing mix. Stir in 2 cups shredded cheese and 1/3 c beer. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with pretzels.

Brandy Slush

5 cups of boiling water, separated

4 bags of green tea

1 cup sugar

16 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate

16 oz frozen orange juice concentrate

2 ltr. Bottle of Sprite, 7-up, or ginger ale

Steep tea in 2 cups boiling water for 10 minutes. Dissolve sugar in remaining 3 cups boiling water and stir until dissolved. Stir in lemonade concentrate, orange juice concentrate, and brandy. Remove tea bags and stir tea into juice mixture. Pour into 9X13 (or several plastic ice cube trays) pan and freeze overnight.

To serve, put several frozen cubes or chunks cut from 9X13 into your glass, then fill the glass with lemon-lime soda, and stir.

Whether you’re working or enjoying fun and food with family and friends, the team at AllianceStaff wishes all our clients, associates, and candidates a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

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