Mazurek named grand marshal for festival
Rockland — The Maine Lobster Festival has announced the 2014 Grand Marshal will be Ed Mazurek. Mazurek has been a beloved teacher and coach in local schools for more than 30 years.
Mazurek served on Rockland City Council and as Mayor of Rockland for two years. He then served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, including two terms as Chair of the Transportation Committee, and currently serves as State Senator for Knox County — a position he will retire from this year.
The Directors of the Maine Lobster Festival have voted on the 2014 theme as "Lobster Livin' — the Families Behind The Industry." This doesn't just mean the family members who live with the fishermen. This is about the industry itself as a family — bait suppliers, processors, trap makers, buoy makers and all the rest of the people who make lobster living a family industry.
Everyone is invited to get artsy this year and create something amazing to celebrate lobster in Rockland. The theme will be featured in the annual Maine Lobster Festival’s Big Parade as well as the Fine Art Tent, The Children’s Parade, and many more events.
The Big Parade will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. Groups and organizations interested in participating in the parade may download an application at mainelobsterfestival.com/contact or request an application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Maine Lobster Festival Committee is excited to see the Lobster Art that participants come up with this year. There is no fee for participating in the Big Parade.
The 67th Annual Maine Lobster Festival will take place Wednesday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 3. For the most up-to-date information about the Maine Lobster Festival, visit mainelobsterfestival.com or visit the fest on Facebook.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 15.