The traditional end of summer, the long Labor Day holiday weekend, will bring with it some business closures and the return of a popular annual event for the community.
Escalon city offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday; schools will be closed and there will be no mail delivery. All county and states offices are closed Monday as well. Businesses have the option of closing.
Prior to the Monday holiday, however, residents and those just passing through can stop in at the Escalon United Methodist Church to take advantage of the annual Labor Day sale, put on by church members. The large rummage sale, with items donated by congregation members, features everything from furniture to electronics, dishes to clothes, toys and more.
Hours for the annual two-day sale, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The church is at 2000 Jackson Ave., Escalon, at the corner of Highway 120 and Brayton Avenue.
Authorities are also reminding residents that the final holiday weekend of summer is a Maximum Enforcement Period, when additional police patrols will be out on the local roads and freeways, on the lookout for a variety of offenses. From speeding to drunk or impaired driving, police urge everyone to play it safe this long holiday weekend. The MEP goes into effect on Friday evening, Aug. 31 and continues to early morning Monday, Sept. 3.