By SYLVIA LOBATO
ANTONITO — Each year the town grandly celebrates Labor Day weekend; this year, there is a new place to party — a 1913 mansion that has become the heart of town government.
Saturday, Sept. 1 will begin with a free pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., served by the Knights of Columbus on the mansion grounds. The parade, which has grown each year, will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street, though most of the activities will be at the mansion.
Craft and food vendors will abound, along with musical entertainment.
The South Conejos Fire Department will honor fallen firefighters and there will be a car and truck show, as well as the long-anticipated annual softball tournament at the town diamonds.
El Sanctuario de Los Pobladores will sponsor a beer garden and there will be children’s games all day and a kid-friendly dance from 6-10 p.m. in front of the mansion.