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The five spot: 5 ways to spend the holiday weekend

From the editorial board

A clown gives the five-spot salute (otherwise known as a wave to the crowd) during the 2010 Western Rodeo Parade, one of the kickoff events for opening day of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. This year, for the first time, the fair opened early, during Labor Day weekend.
A clown gives the five-spot salute (otherwise known as a wave to the crowd) during the 2010 Western Rodeo Parade, one of the kickoff events for opening day of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. This year, for the first time, the fair opened early, during Labor Day weekend. Staff file, 2010

Five things to do over Labor Day weekend

 

1 Puyallup fairgoers: It’s open! Take your pick of ancient specimens by visiting the dinosaur exhibit or waiting to see the Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert Wednesday.

 

2 Politicians: If you lost in the primary election, take the long weekend to remove your signs from Pierce County medians and street corners. Your free speech is now our clutter.

 

3 Baseball fans: Go to the ballpark to enjoy a homestand involving your playoff-hungry team — in Tacoma, definitely not Seattle.

 

4 Students: Prepare for back-to-school the same way your parents and grandparents did. Fill your Pee Chee folders with notebook paper, bullying prevention handbook, social media policy and transgender bathroom bill of rights.

 

5 Trick-or-treaters: Time’s a wasting. Halloween is only 60 days away. Which hot costume will you choose, Donald Trump or The Joker? (And really, what’s the difference?)

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