Founders Day weekend features pie, parade, more

By Sarah E. Reynolds | Jul 21, 2014
Photo by: Sarah E. Reynolds Representatives of the Boy Scouts march in the Founders Day parade Saturday, July 19.

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.

 

 

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