Above, Sammy Casey, 4, enjoys the carousel rideduring the annual Matthews Alive Labor Day parade and festival in Matthews Saturday. At right, a clown monkeys around to the delight of the crowd. The festival runs through Monday. Family activities, food, arts and crafts booths, rides and entertainment are hallmarks of the popular weekend event. Matthews Alive supports local nonprofits, and to date, has contributed more than $1.3 million to the community, according to organizers.
Above, Sammy Casey, 4, enjoys the carousel rideduring the annual Matthews Alive Labor Day parade and festival in Matthews Saturday. At right, a clown monkeys around to the delight of the crowd. The festival runs through Monday. Family activities, food, arts and crafts booths, rides and entertainment are hallmarks of the popular weekend event. Matthews Alive supports local nonprofits, and to date, has contributed more than $1.3 million to the community, according to organizers. Photos by Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Above, Sammy Casey, 4, enjoys the carousel rideduring the annual Matthews Alive Labor Day parade and festival in Matthews Saturday. At right, a clown monkeys around to the delight of the crowd. The festival runs through Monday. Family activities, food, arts and crafts booths, rides and entertainment are hallmarks of the popular weekend event. Matthews Alive supports local nonprofits, and to date, has contributed more than $1.3 million to the community, according to organizers. Photos by Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Matthews Alive with rides and smiles

September 03, 2016 03:07 PM

UPDATED September 03, 2016 05:11 PM

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