United Way of Wyoming Valley's Labor Participation Committee will hold the annual United Way Labor Kick-Off Event from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Plains Township Park Pavilion. Cost for the cookout is $1 1 per person and reservations can be made by calling 270-9109. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 10. Committee members, from left, first row: Ed Harry, president, Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council; Kerri Gallagher, staff representative, AFSCME District Council 87; Sheila Saidman, UniServ representative, PSEA; and David Williams, retired president, CWA Local 13000/Unit 34. Second row: John Rusask, lead agent, UFCW Local 1776; Walter Klepaski, AFL-CIO community services liaison, United Way; Gil Cooney, retired business agent, UFCW Local 1776; Tony Thomas Jr., USW Local 5652-00, InterMetro Industries; and Pat Connors, principal officer, Teamsters Local 401. Other committee members include: Don Engleman, president, CWA Local 13000/Unit 34; Jeff Ney, president, Wilkes-Barre Area Education Association; Heather Wertman, president, PSEA Luzerne County Coordinating Council; and Ben Uzdilla, president, Utility Workers Local 406.