Chuck Gibbons, of Soldotna, flips several hamburger patties into a pan Monday at the Labor Day picnic sponsored by United Steelworkers Local Alaska local 4959 and Skyview High School in Soldotna. Gibbons said he’d lost count of how many burgers he’d made but estimated that he’d gone through several hundred of the patties. Gibbons said he volunteered as one of several cooks for the day’s festivities because his son is a member of the Skyview High School football team, which helped to sponsor the picnic. In addition to the free food, the picnic offered carnival-style games, a bounce house and firefighters from Central Emergency Services showing off their equipment.
Photos: Workers and volunteers from Skyview High School unite for Labor Day picnic
Adella Huhtagaard, 2, jumps into the air with the help of her father, Owen Gaard, of Soldotna, as the two enjoy the musical stylings of “Dirty Dan” Monday at the Labor Day picnic sponsored by United Steelworkers Local Alaska local 4959 and Skyview High School in Soldotna. Gaard said his family were “big fans” of “Dirty Dan.” They attend the picnic because Gaard is a member of the United Steelworkers Union and he said the picnic was a “great event.” The picnic featured free food, live music and door prizes as part of the celebration of the Kenai Peninsula workforce.