Union Fair opens with Aug. 18 parade
The 2012 Union Fair will kick off Saturday, Aug. 18 with the ever-popular Union Fair parade, an opening ceremony and a concert by The Midcoast Community Band.
Entries to the parade will be accepted through Aug. 4. The parade theme this year is "God Bless America" and floats will be judged in three separate categories: commercial, nonprofit and youth. Each category has a first-place prize of $100, a second-place prize of $50 and a third-place prize of $25.
The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and also have the reigning 2011 Blueberry Queen as well as all of this year's Blueberry Princesses competing for the 2012 title seated in convertibles.
To obtain a parade entry form go to UnionFair.org or contact parade Chairman Lyle Cramer at 785-2030 or 233-2979.
The 2012 Union Fair parade is proudly sponsored by the Union Area Chamber of Commerce.