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Closures, Church Sale Due For Labor Day
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The 'unofficial end' of summer comes this weekend, and Monday, Sept. 3 will be observed as Labor Day with multiple closures.

There will be no school in the Escalon Unified School District that day, no mail delivery, banks and businesses have the option of closing. The Times office will also be closed, along with all government buildings and services.

Local authorities are urging caution on the highways, as many motorists will likely be out for a final weekend of summer fun. Traffic is predicted to be heavy and the Stanislaus River at McHenry Avenue Recreation Area is expected to be a favorite destination. As always, police and emergency services personnel advise caution when driving and on the waterways and remind people to not drink and drive and to always use life jackets when on the water.

Also due this weekend, the Escalon United Methodist Church will be hosting its Annual Huge Yard Sale on Friday, Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 2000 Jackson Avenue (east of McHenry Avenue on Highway 120). There will be lots of items, including furniture, linens, books, clothing for children and adults and other treasures for sale. The church has hosted this annual Labor Day weekend 'treasure hunt' for many years and proceeds go toward church projects.