Werler to lead Waldoboro Day parade

Apr 01, 2014

Waldoboro — Ed Werler, 100, the oldest resident of Waldoboro, has agreed to ride in a classic convertible as grand marshal of the 2014 Waldoboro Day parade June 21.

The honor recognizes his career in public service, including being a pioneer Baxter State Park ranger, as well as his choice to make Waldoboro his home.

The overall theme of the celebration will be Civic Pride and all town employees and public servants will be honored. Special emphasis will be placed on the Waldoboro Fire Department, in recognition of its 175th anniversary celebration last year.

Many Waldoboro residents have a great appreciation and respect for the services that the town departments perform, yet rarely do residents have an opportunity to express gratitude for all that they do. Waldoboro Day itself would not be possible without the support of police, firefighters, ambulance and public works crews, as well as elected officials and staff at the town office.

"We are impressed with how every department can be relied upon to do their jobs in a professional, conscientious and thorough manner, despite limitations in resources or the major demands posed by this endless winter season," said Caren Clark, co-chairman of the Waldoboro Day Committee in a news release. "We are proud of their knowledge, skills and training, as well as their ability to organize and bring out the best in our community."

Restoration of the town's first hand-tub fire engine, the Water Witch, is an ongoing project. See this historic vehicle, as well as many other attractions, at the annual town festival. “Everyone is invited to come celebrate the community," Clark said.

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