The Francene Marie Show

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Are you ready to say goodbye to summer and anxious for cool days in September, and Octobers leather weather? Labor Day weekend is coming up, the perfect time for one last celebration to end summer with a bang. You can enjoy the beautiful weather, spend time with family and friends, and experience fun things. Need some ideas? Here are my top five ways to spend summer’s last holiday.

1. Host a Family Cookout. No major holiday is complete without a family gathering and Labor Day is the perfect chance to grill out one last time this season. Invite your family and friends to your backyard for quality family time outdoors.

2. Visit a park. Whether it’s a local park or an amusement park, get out and have some fun. You can go to the park for a hike (if you like that sort of thing), take the kids to swing at the playground, get out the bikes and ride the greenway with the kids…the possibilities are endless.

3. Pick apples. Visit an orchard to pick your own apples! The season for apple picking starts in August in most places and orchards offers fun activities. Check your local listings for where you can go picking.

4. Go to the fair. Fairs start happening in most arears around the end of August, first of September. Fairs offer rides, entertainment, good foods, vendors and some even offer nightly fireworks.

*NC Mountain State Fair, September 10 – 19 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher

*North Carolina State Fair, October 14 -24 at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh

5. Spend the day at the beach. This could be the last beach day of the year and you don’t have to go far to dip your toes in the sand. If you can’t make the trip to Myrtle or the coast, why not plan a day?

However, you decide to spend the last holiday of the summer, I hope you make it the best one yet!

First African American, one-woman syndicated radio host in the Southeast region for major broadcast networks. Over the past 23 years my passion and perseverance has lead me to reach and relate to demographics spanning, Sports stations, Country, Hip-hop, R & B, Gospel, Adult Contemporary & Top 40 radio stations. I have a unique way of setting the tone, and people feel comfortable telling their story,