Founders Day weekend features pie, parade, more
Union — The Union Historical Society celebrated the 240th anniversary of the town's founding July 18-20 with a pie social, a parade, a play about the town's founding, a silent movie and other activities.
Friday evening, there was a concert by The Press Gang and a pie social on the Common. Based in Portland, The Press Gang plays traditional Irish acoustic music. Hot dogs and hamburgers were on sale, with a wide selection of pies for dessert.
Saturday morning saw the running of the Brian Cramer 5K race to benefit the town's library, followed by a parade with ambulances, fire trucks, Boy Scouts, an antique tractor, the Lincolnville Band and more.
Later, there was a chicken barbecue lunch put on by the Union Masons, and the "Come Spring Chronicles," depicting the early days of Union, was performed on the Common.
Saturday evening offered a silent film featuring cowboy Tom Mix, with music by Doug Protsik and a country dance.
Sunday morning featured a gospel music concert and community worship service on the Common, followed by blues music with food and drink at Savage Oakes Winery.
Sarah E. Reynolds is copy editor for the Courier Gazette and Camden Herald.
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