Children's festival full of fun in Hope
Hope — The lawn behind Hope General Store was buzzing with activity Aug. 25, during the Hope Children's Festival.
The festival featured a touch tank thanks to Elizabeth Stephenson, Illustrator Jim Sollers read his book, "Between the Tides," science experiments included rockets, walking on eggs and Mentos and Coke geysers, face painting, activities with Coastal Children's Museum, live music with Bob Stuart and Megan Rogers, sing along with Midcoast Music Together teachers Jess Day and Kella River, and musicians Jill, Peter and Warren Galloway, Hazel Delahey and Clio Berta. Also present were vendors, Bare Foot Books, Down East Books, Pip Squeaks reusable bags and Carry Me Slings.
The event was organized by Sweet Tree Arts, an organization that has a facility, Sweetland Center, currently under construction on the corner of Church Street and Camden Road, adjacent to Hope General Store. It was sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank and many local Hope businesses.
Proceeds from the festival, about $500, goes toward a scholarship fund for Carnegie Science Center's science program offered by Sweet Tree Arts. The program explores many science themes through the arts and is designed for 3-to-8-year-old children, according to Lindsay Pinchbeck of Sweet Tree Arts. The class will be offered this fall at the Coastal Children's Museum on Saturday mornings starting on October. For more information about the program visit sweettreearts.org.