The Waldoboro Fire Department will mark their 175th anniversary with a three-day celebration Aug. 9-11. There will be an open house at the fire station all three days.

The department's first three fire engines will be on display, including the Water Witch, the Medomak and the Triumph, as well as current equipment. The department's display of fire department patches from around the United States will also be on display. There are no set hours on Friday (by chance), Saturday the fire station will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

The Waldoboro Fire Department will be selling souvenir and commemorative items all weekend. Move Shaved Ice Stand will be selling more than 70 flavors of shaved ice, with a portion of the sales going to the fire department.

Total Victory Ice Cream and other vendors will also be available.

Anyone wishing to take part in the parade should be at the parade staging area at the old Sylvania site on Friendship Road no later then 1:30 p.m. Judges for the parade are: Rep. Ellen Winchenbach, R-Waldoboro, Movie Pizza Shoppe owner Randy Raymond, Waldoboro Town Manager John Spear, Farmington Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief S. Clyde Ross and Woolwich Retired Fire Chief Ken Desmond.

Deputy Fire Chief S.Clyde Ross of the Famington Fire Department

Retired Fire Chief Ken Desmond of Woolwich Fire Department

Special events by date, are as follows:

Friday, Aug. 9

Free admission to the carnival with Smokey's Greatest Show behind Miller School on Kaler's Street. Rides and food will be available at cost.

5:30 p.m. — A memorial service for firemen who have served the Waldoboro Fire Department over the past 175 years will be on state on Sukeworth Field at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex.

6:30 p.m. — Miss Water Witch Male Beauty Pageant at Sukeforth Field, with a cash prize. WCSH's Don Carrigan will be master of ceremonies for the event. All contestants will be able to get free hairstyling and make-up at Bad Hair Days. Contact Kathy at 832-6690 for details.

8 p.m. — The band Bad Penny will be perform at Sukeforth Field and is free to the public.

Saturday, Aug. 10

8 a.m. — 10K Road Race. Starts at Lincoln County Fish and Game building on Cross Street. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Waldoboro Fire Station. Runners will be transported to the starting point. Pre-registration is $15 and day of the race is $18. Prizes awarded.

2 p.m. — Parade. Includes: Patriot Guard Riders, Fireman Fred, Rocky Bay Pipe Band, Kora Shriners Crazy Cops, American Legion Riders of Maine, Bagpiper Jeff Hebster, Anah Shine Lobster Boat Unit, Maine humorist Gary Crocker, 2013 Sea Goddess and more. Parade starts at old Sylvania Plant on Friendship Road and ends at the VFW Hall on Mills Street.

3 to 6 p.m. — Amazing Lou will perform his magic tricks at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex.

3 to 8 p.m. — Wagon rides with Belgian horses Bill and Ben from Meadow Creek Farm. At the Waldoboro Recreation Complex.

4 p.m. — Jefferson Fire & Rescue hosts a chicken BBQ. The cost is $10.

4 p.m. — The Bagpipes in History (Jeff Hebster) will perform live on stage at Sukeforth Field.

8 p.m. — Motor Booty Affair (disco) free concert at Sukeforth Field.

Sunday, Aug. 11

2 p.m. — Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band in concert on the stage at Sukeforth Field, followed by an autograph session.

3 to 7 p.m. — Stilt walker Rick Adam will entertain the crowd at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex.

4 p.m. — Pig roast, hosted by Union Fire Department.

4 p.m. — Fireman Fred and the Singing Firemen will perform on the stage at Sukeforth Field. Presque Isle native Fred Parsons will perform patriotic music.

4 to 8 p.m. — The Amazing Lou will return to perform his magic tricks at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex.

7 p.m. — Emerald Sky concert (country and southern rock) will be performing live at Sukeforth Field.

9 p.m. — Biggest display of fireworks in Waldoboro's history kicks off at dusk.


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