Sept. 1, 2017


Hagåtña –  Labor Day is a time to celebrate the people of our island who work hard every day to build the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our island and nation.


This weekend, our Government of Guam employees and their families will celebrate Labor Day with the annual picnic on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 9:45 am – 4:30 pm at the Governor Joseph Flores Park in Tumon. This year’s picnic theme is Håtsa Guam, which translates to “Lifting Guam” in Chamorro.


“Our island has come a long way in the last several years. Our tourism industry continues to break records, our private sector is expanding – creating new jobs and strengthening our economy – and our GovGuam employees continue to work hard for our community,” Governor Eddie Baza Calvo stated. “Every morning, thousands of moms, dads, husbands, wives, sons and daughters leave their homes to keep this government and this island moving in the right direction.  As families across the nation celebrate Labor Day, we want to express our appreciation to all of our people for the tremendous work they do, day in and day out.”


Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio added: “On this Labor Day, Gov. Calvo and I want to lift up and celebrate all the workers and working families on Guam. Your work deserves to be recognized.”


The year’s picnic will feature live music, lots of BBQ and other food, and activities for the whole family. There will be a zip line, rock climbing, face painting and kid’s trolley ride.  Traditional friendly competition among agencies will include the Tug-of-War, Coconut Husking/Grating, and Table Decorating.   



JFK High School parking has been designated as the satellite parking area for Sunday’s event.  Shuttle services will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  


The community is reminded NOT TO PARK on sidewalks, which must be accessible to pedestrians.  Vehicles parked on or obstructing access to the sidewalks in Tumon will be cited by law enforcement officers. Picnic participants are encouraged to plan their commute and parking.


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