Pet parade returns to Waldoboro Day

Jun 11, 2014
Waldoboro Day is set for Saturday, June 21. A pet parade is just one part of the day-long festivities.

Waldoboro — On Thursday, June 21, at 9 a.m. bring your pet to Friendship Street for a Pet Parade.

This was very popular in the past, but organizers needed a volunteer to coordinate this event. This year Mary Sidelinger will help to organize the parade and award ribbons to the winning pets. For a $1 donation to the Waldoboro Day activities, participants can get a photo of them and their pet, following the parade. The pet will need to be on a leash or carried in a cage or ride in a wagon. It is important that the pet likes people and will not run off into the crowd. Bring a dog or cat, chicken or duck, turtle or bearded dragon. Friendly goats or lambs or turkeys, bring them along. The parade will start at the bandstand on the corner of Friendship and Pleasant streets and go to the Main Street corner and back again.

The Waldoboro Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., starting from the VFW Hall on Mill Street, turning right onto Jefferson Street, then right again onto Main Street where it ends at the monument on Pine Street The theme of Civic Pride lends itself to a wide interpretation, so people are encouraged to decorate a truck, car or float with all the things they are proud of about their school, church, farm, business or organization. The Super Hod should also be in the parade this year so Waldoboro can show its shellfish industry.

To form a group to dance in the parade, wear the school colors or ride in the Super Hod just talk to friends and neighbors and plan to have some fun in the parade.

The 5K Race will be held at 8 a.m. and will follow the same route as last year. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Sign up for the race is at 7:30 a.m. in front of Taction. The fee is $10 per person or $20 for a family. For more race information, contact George Gould at 215-9729, or email at gmgould@myfairpoint.net

There will be lots of great food after the parade. Local organizations will sponsor a clambake, grilled burgers, brats and dogs, fried dough, fried twinkies and anything that you can think of frying! There is Big Bob’s Big Dawgs, Mike Mayo’s homemade french fries, as well as The Movie Pizza Shoppe, Broad Bay Bistro, Harvest Moon Pizza and the Narrows Tavern for other choices.

Games at the Waldoboro YMCA begin at 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon. The activities will include: A Homerun Contest, Pickleball Demonstration, Basketball Dunk Contest, Walk ‘n Wag 3k Fun Dog Walk and Pass, Punt & Kick Contest.

Live music will begin on Friendship Street at 4 p.m. with rock ’n roll, folk, blues and more rock ’n roll for the street dance. The traditional fireworks will go off at 9 p.m. at Philbrook Field, the home of the Waldoboro YMCA.

The complete program for the day’s events can be found at waldoboromaine.org.

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