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Toledo PMC Officers and Executive Board/Trustees include (from left) Michelle Moffitt, PMC Administrative Secretary; John Boellner, PMC Vice President; Blaine Helton, PMC Trustee; Bob Wuest, PMC Sergeant-at-Arms; Donald Hughes, PMC Delegate; Bob Hull, PMC Executive Secretary-Treasurer; Virgil Bryan, PMC Executive Committee; John E. Clemons, PMC Trustee and Brian D. Krus, PMC President

Toledo PMC Officers and Executive Board/Trustees include (from left) Michelle Moffitt, PMC Administrative Secretary; John Boellner, PMC Vice President; Blaine Helton, PMC Trustee; Bob Wuest, PMC Sergeant-at-Arms; Donald Hughes, PMC Delegate; Bob Hull, PMC Executive Secretary-Treasurer; Virgil Bryan, PMC Executive Committee; John E. Clemons, PMC Trustee and Brian D. Krus, PMC President

Labor Day weekend means so much to so many: the unofficial end of summer, one final vacation with the family, the start of school and the kickoff to the fall elections.

But for the sisters and brothers of the Toledo Port Maritime Council, Labor Day weekend brings forth the body’s annual Great Lakes Grill-Out on Friday, then participation in Toledo’s annual Labor Day parade on Monday to work off all the good food.

More than 60 people ate their fill of barbecued ribs and chicken with the fixings during this year’s Grill-Out. PMC President Brian Krus said the event reminds all that Election Day is just weeks away and allows candidates to meet with union members and their families.

During this year’s parade, the Port Council really stood out when its members marched in bright orange t-shirts with the PMC logo on the front and “United We Bargain; Divided We Beg – Labor Day 2016” in blue-and-white on the back.

Proceeds from the Grill-Out benefit the Port Council’s activities in the Toledo community, including local ballot issues and candidates who support working families and their causes.