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REDNECK THEME 2014 PISCATAQUIS RIVER FESTIVAL
The Annual Piscataquis River Festival is a major public celebration for Guilford as well as surrounding communities. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, July 26th at the Guilford Ball Field on Water Street. Ongoing since 2004, the Festival is planned to coincide with the Alumni Weekend for Guilford High School and the Piscataquis Community High School.
This event is free admission and will feature live music, cruise-in, arts, crafts and food booths with ice cold beer, an alumni softball game, fireman’s hose fountain, a tsunami water slide, and kid’s activities; including a bounce house, a treasure hunt and pig scramble.
Kicking off the day will be The United Methodist Church public breakfast from 7 to 9 AM.
A free kids fun run begins at 7:30 AM, registration is at 7 AM. All participants will receive a free t-shirt. A 5K Road race begins at 8:45 AM, registration is at 8:15. There is a fee of $15 with a food donation and you’ll receive a tee shirt. You can also pre-register for the free kids fun run or the 5K by calling 876-4813.
A parade featuring the Shrine clowns will take off at 9:30 AM. A three on three basketball tournament will be held at 10 AM. Contact Denise Buzzelli at 564-7533 to register.
The pig scramble featuring three age classes will begin at 1 PM. Contact Herring Brothers Meats at 876-4395 for more information on the scramble. Live music by the band Shine take place from 1 to 5 PM. The band 3Horsemen will perform from 5 to 9 PM. There will also be a pie-eating contest and a rubber duck race. Duck race tickets are available for purchase IGA, Key Bank or the Guilford Town Office. The festival will come to a close with a fireworks display once the sky goes dark.
The Festival treasure hunt maps will be available for pick up beginning on Monday, July 21st at Community Fitness between the hours of 9 AM and 1 PM or 3 and 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. Treasure hunters should then follow the map to different locations to get prizes and have their map stamped. Completed maps must be turned in to the River Festival tee shirt booth by 1 PM on Saturday July 26th to be eligible to win a gift card drawing.



UPCOMING RUBBER DUCK RACE FOR
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) encourages everyone to rent a rubber duck for breast cancer awareness and watch it cross the finish line during its Fourth Annual Duck Race on Saturday, August 9th. Yellow and blue ducks are $5 each, and pink ducks are $10.
The race event begins at 10 AM near the parking lot by the Sebasticook River at Manson Park in Pittsfield. The ducks will be launched from the Hunnewell Avenue Bridge, and the first duck to cross the finish line wins a cash prize for the person who rents that duck.
Net proceeds from the Duck Race will benefit the Nancy Stone Breast Fund at SVH Women’s Health, which provides breast health services for women in need. Last year’s event raised $2,362.
For more information about the Duck Race, please contact Director of Marketing Jennifer Yarbrough at 487-4000.

The Sebasticook Valley Health Duck Race committee gathers ducks crossing the finish line in 2013.



LOCAL AUTHOR TO BE AT GUILFORD RIVER FESTIVAL
“Mr. Boomsma”, a volunteer and substitute elementary school teacher and author of “Small People - Big Brains” will be at the Guilford River Festival.
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BORESTONE MOUNTAIN AUDUBON SANCTUARY
CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary will hold
the Annual Open House on Sunday, July 27th.

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TRI-TOWN FOOD CUPBOARD RECEIVES
DONATION FROM THE HARTLAND MANOR
The Tri-Town Food Cupboard was presented a check for $710
from the Hartland Manor. The residents at the Hartland Manor
held a lawn and food sale to raise money for the food cupboard.
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DETROIT WOMAN JOINS 46 MOMMAS TEAM
TO GET BALD IN BOSTON
Joining this year’s team is Elizabeth Tilton from Detroit,
whose personal connection to cancer has inspired her to join the
46 Mommas and raise funds and awareness to Conquer Kids’ Cancer.
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THE EIGHTH ANNUAL THOREAU-WABANAKI TRAIL FESTIVAL
The Eighth Annual Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Festival will be held in
Greenville on Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, July 27th.
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