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Sweet summer fun at Strawberry Festival

By Jordan Bailey | Jul 10, 2017
Photo by: Jordan Bailey Owen Dostie, 8, of Washington, creates a giant soap bubble, as a young girl rushes to pop it at one of the many activities for children set up on the lawn of the United Christian Church July 8.

Lincolnville — A large crowd turned out in Lincolnville Center July 8 for the annual Strawberry Festival, now in its 24th year.

Children enjoyed kid-centered activities outside United Christian Church, including a beanbag toss, sponge race, horse portraits and bubble stations. Inside there was even more to do: crafts, face-painting, and a puppet show.

In the Community Building next door, about a dozen vendors sold crafts, jams and sweets made with, you guessed it, strawberries.

Children with bikes were also welcome to join a parade through Lincolnville Center, featuring bagpiper Ross Faneuf, a float carrying the whole Lincolnville Band, horses, a clown, a pirate, firetrucks and antique cars.


A group poses for a portrait with Susan, a miniature horse from Moose Ridge Farm, at the July 8 Strawberry Festival. (Photos by: Jordan Bailey)
Lisa Decker Griffith prepares her Percheron draft horse, King, to meet the public July 8.
Paige McLellan, 3, and Emeline Hills, 1, both of Lincolnville, await the Strawberry Festival parade.
A young ambassador for the Lincolnville Fire Department greets the crowds from a firetruck during the Strawberry Festival Parade July 8.
Marie Berry hams it up as a clown in the Strawberry Festival parade.
Children on bikes joined the parade through Lincolnville Center.
Spectators, including Zuzu Spera, 4, of Rockland, react to parade acts in Lincolnville July 8.
Luke Brackett, 15, of North Carolina, plays on a miniature tractor after the parade.
Susan Silverio, a United Christian Church member formerly of Spindlewood Waldorf Kindergarten, performs a puppet show of The Owl and the Pussycat July 8.
Children watch a puppet show at the Lincolnville United Christian Church, which was the town's meetinghouse when it was built in 1821.
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jul 10, 2017 16:35

Wonderful pictures! Small Town is the heart of America.


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