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Sebec Bicentennial Celebration !!!

July 19, 2012 - TRC - By James Macomber


Great celebration in Sebec this weekend - don't miss it !!!


Sebec, Maine: The Town of Sebec will celebrate it’s 200th anniversary this Saturday, July 21, 2012 !!! The Sebec Bicentennial committee has worked hard to plan a day filled with events for everyone. With the support of the town, local businesses, and a number of fund raisers, the committee is able to offer the day’s activities for free! These activities will happen within the town of Sebec, Maine, but at one of many locations so watch for the directional signs. You can go to our web site and print off the map and schedule (http://www.sebecmaine.org/full-schedule.html) .



Friday, July 20th,



Kick off the weekend with our last big fund raiser, the Jay and Tammy Roy Variety Music Show. Jay and Tammy Roy will offer a night filled with Country, Western, Gospel and Comedy Music. This show sold out last year! Jay has won the 2011 and 2010 Fame Award for Musician of the Year and Lead Guitar of the Year. Tammy has won the 2010 Fame Award for Bassist of the Year and Vocalist of the Year on Song of the Year for "On My Father's Side". This musical event will be held at the 4 Corners Event Center in Sebec, Maine. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 each. There is limited seating for this event. Secure your seat at the concert by purchasing your tickets in advance. For tickets call 564-2772.

The event will also have a 50/50 raffle, food available and more. Remember the hand crafted 200th Celebration Quilt  created by Sue Small and Joan Baird of Sebec. The quilt will be on display at the town office and at 200th Celebration events. To win this special quilt buy a raffle ticket for a $1.00 each or get 6 tickets for just $5.00. We will also have the Great Chainsaw Raffle tickets there for just $10.00 each. A limited number of these tickets will be sold.



Saturday, July 21st



~ Breakfast at the Sebec Village Church (in the village just past the fire station) is a great way to start this very special day ! Breakfast will run from 7:30 to 9:00 am.



 ~ The Bicentennial Parade will line up 9:00 am at the Bowerbank and Sebec Village Road in Sebec. The Bicentennial Parade kicks off at 9:30 am. The parade will be filled with units, floats, equestrian units, clowns, classic cars, military units, civic groups, cub/boy/girl scout troops, and any other appropriate parade entities to participate in this 1.55 mile celebration parade. The parade units will be judged in front of the Sebec Reading room. If you have any questions about the parade please call Jeannette at 564-7679 or email at jhughes1944@yahoo.com.



 ~ The Opening Ceremony will be held directly after the parade near the Sebec Reading Room in the village. This event will have speakers, a reading of the Proclamation, telling about the history of Sebec, a prayer and end with winners of the parade judging !



 ~ While in the village check out the Civil War Enactment in the park and the historical Wyman’s Store will be open. After 2:00 pm the Village Park will be closed to the public to allow for the setting up for the Fireworks Show at 9:30 pm.



 ~ The Crafter and Artisan’s Market starts at 11:00 am at the Sebec 4 Corners Event Center located at the four corners of Route 6/16 (Milo/Dover Road), Sebec Village Road and the Stage Coach Road. If you have any questions about the Crafter and Artisan’s Market, please call Joan at 564-8526.



 ~ At noon Sebec will have a dedication of the new Honor Roll at the Sebec Town Office on the North Road. The Joseph P. Chaisson Post 41 American Legion will assist in the dedications a there will be presentations by local government officials. Please join us thanking our veterans and those who have served. For any question please call Carol at the Sebec Town Office at 564-8367



 ~ Bicentennial Quilt Show will be at the Sebec Town Office on the North Road starts at Noon and runs until 4:00 pm. Many local quilts will be on display which many are family heirlooms. Don’t forget to buy our Bicentennial Quilt Raffle Ticket just for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The quilt was created by Sue Small and Joan Baird. For quilt entries or questions call Carol at the Sebec Town Office at 564-8367.



 ~ Old Fashion and current children’s and family activities will start at noon and run until 4:00 pm at the Sebec Town Office field on North Road. Check out these activities:

Crafts for younger kids – create a loon hat or a turtle.

Races: the Secret Race (to be disclosed on site), Hula Hoop Race, Drop the Bean Race, Water Relay Race, & Straw Race.

Activities for younger kids: Prize Search and Face Painting.

Game for entire family: Moose Memory Match, Badminton Net, Kid's Horseshoes, Frisbee, other outside games plus some surprises !



 ~ Come watch local Fire Departments battle it out to see who is the best in the area at the Sebec Fireman’s Muster starting 1:00 pm. This event is open to all local fire department if they dare ! Watch their skills with the hoses and equipment. This event is sponsored by the Sebec Fire Department and will start at 1:00 pm in the field beside the Sebec 4 Corners Event Center located at the four corners of Route 6/16 (Milo/Dover Road), Sebec Village Rd. and the Stage Coach Road.



 ~ Sebec Bicentennial Professional and Amateur Loggers competition will start at 1:00 pm at the Sebec Town Office on the North Road. This event is open to both professional and amateur alike. There will be prize money! The events are as follows: axe throw, underhand chop, two man (or woman) crosscut, bow saw, log roll, hot saw, splitting, and pulpwood toss. The public is invited to compete in the axe throw, splitting, and pulpwood toss. With the support of the town, local businesses, and a number of fund raisers, the committee is able to offer the logging event registrations are for free so that anyone can compete!!! Don’t forget to buy a Great Chainsaw Raffle Ticket for just $10 donated by Plum Creek there are a limited number of ticket available. Proudly supported by Glidden Lumber, JD Brawn Inc., Dover True Value, Lumbra Hardwoods Inc., A.E.Robinson Oil Co.,Inc., Hardwood Products Co., Pleasant River, Ladd Brothers and Plum Creek. The winner will be drawn at the end of the competition. For question please call Rodney at 564-3535.



 ~ The Sebec Historical Society in the Harrison School Museum located on the North Road will be open from Noon to 4:00 pm. Check out the local history, old photo, displays and more inside former one room school house. For questions call Kristie at 717-9225.



 ~ The Bicentennial Boat Parade will start line up and registration at 2:00 pm in the cove in the village. Boats will eligible for prizes. The judges will be viewing the boats from the bridge. Be on the lookout for some old boats from past parades. The Boat Parade will follow all Maine Boating Laws. To register your boat or for any question please call Charlene at 564-8610.



 ~ The Sebec Corner Baptist Church will be hosting an open house, activities and refreshments starting 2:00 pm. The church is located on Route 6 & 16 (Milo/Dover Road). They will have an opening prayer and remarks, displays of the church’s history and more. This event is open to the public.



 ~ As a part of the town of Sebec, Maine's, 200th anniversary, the bicentennial committee commissioned a number of commemorative items such as T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, Hats, Mugs, Pickle Pails, Ornaments and Bicentennial Commemorative Pins. Supplies are limited. These items are available at Sebec Town Office, and The Grange Shoppe. On Saturday, they will be at Wyman’s Store, Sebec Reading Room, Sebec Town Office, Sebec 4 Corners Event Center and the Old Grange Shoppe. To preview the items go to http://sebecmaine.org/200th-celebration-items.html 



 ~ What is a celebration without FOOD!?! 



Breakfast is in the Sebec Village Church from 7:30 to 9:00 am.  



The historical Wyman’s Store will be open selling food and goodies in the village all day. We will also have other food vendors selling fresh lemonade, popcorn, cotton candy and more.



Starting at 11:00 am at the Sebec Town Office on the North Road, The Three Rivers Kiwanis Famous Chuck Wagon will be open serving burgers, hand cut fries, cold drinks and more until 4:00 pm.



Over at the Sebec 4 Corners Event Center the Sebec Fire Department Food Wagon will serving up some great food too from 11:00 am to 4:00pm.



In the evening starting at 5:00 pm the Sebec Village Associates in the Sebec Reading Room in the village, they will be serving up hot dogs, burgers, homemade goodies, drinks and more. Lots of great food to try and in some cases support a local organizations such as the Sebec Fire Department, Three Rivers Kiwanis and the Sebec Village Associates that all do great work in the community! For vendor questions call Joan at 564-8526



 ~ Local authors Shirley Wright and William Sawtelle will be on hand selling their books about Sebec.



 ~ Come back to the village in the evening to just sit back and relax to some great local music and open mic starting 5:00 pm at the Sebec Reading Room in the village. Don’t forget to bring your chairs! The Sebec Village Associates in the Sebec Reading Room will serving up hot dogs, burgers, homemade goodies, drinks and more.



The Sebec Village Cove will be closed to boating traffic after 7:00 pm for everyone’s safety in preparing for the fireworks.



 ~ The day will end with a Grand Bicentennial Fireworks Show starting 9:30 pm in the village with the support of the town, local businesses, and a number of fund raisers. Due to the limited space in the village and for safety, the Sebec Bicentennial Committee has a shuttle bus making a number of trips from the Sebec 4 Corners Event Center starting at 8:00 pm. This service is FREE!!



The Sebec 200th Celebration will be on Saturday, July 21st of 2012. The 200th Celebration Planning Committee is always looking for volunteers and other assistance, if you are interested please call Chairperson Sue Small at 564-7079. FMI: SebecMaine.org or on Facebook @SebecCelebration



Contact: James Macomber

Phone: 207-279-1010

Email: madjim@mainesbest.com



 



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