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Brownville Days August 18-20

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Wednesday, August 16, 2006

BROWNVILLE The annual Brownville Days festivities will be held from this Friday August 18 to Sunday, August 20, and will feature a variety of events for all ages.

Brownville Days starts on Friday with a children's quilt show at the Brownville Community Church, located at 84 Church St., from 10 a.m. to noon. Also at 10 a.m., the Brownville Historical Society will open for the day.

The Brownville Historical Society will be open all three days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a Pleasant River walk will be held along the rustic nature trail. Transportation will be provided between the playground in the village and Davis Field in the Junction.

The riverwalk will be the site of a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A pie baking contest, featuring apple, blueberry, and lemon flavors, will be held at the Brownville Community Church pavilion at noon. Awards will be given for first and second place.

From 1-4 p.m., a children's fair will take place at the American Legion Post 92 on Railroad Ave. and ha\e a clown, balloons, face painting and games.

The American Legion will also be the site of a BBQ chicken supper from 4:30-6 p.m.

Starting at 6 p.m. a children's parade will depart from the skating rink on North St. and proceed up Front St. onto Railroad Ave. Children may ride their bikes, push doll carts, ride in or pull a wagon or any other non-motorized vehicle.

From 7-9 p.m., The Junction at 193 Davis St. will be the site of karaoke.

The events on Saturday, August 19 start with a breakfast at the Brownville Community Church from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Starting at 10 a.m., vendors will be open on Railroad Ave.

A quilt show will be held at the Methodist Church on Railroad Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a creative flair show will take place at the BJHS Alumni Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A parade will start at the Webber Jones Airport at 10 a.m. Parade participants are qualified for a mystery cruise, and parade prizes will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. at the Brownville Community Church pavilion.

Immediately following the parade, the public is invited to the American Legion where selectmen will recognize the post and auxiliary for outstanding civic leadership and community service.

Other Saturday festivities include an ATV poker ran from noon to 3 p.m., and the Greased Lightning Broadway Show at the Junction from 7-10 p.m. Please call The Junction at 965-8876 for ticket information and other details.

Sunday, August 20 will feature a co-ed softball tourney at Davis Field starting at 9 a.m. For more info, on the tournament please call 965-8419 or 965-2661.

At 11 a.m., a rubber duck race will start at the Green Bridge and follow the Pleasant River down to the bridge in the Brownville village. Proceeds from the rubber duck race will go to the American Legion Post 92 scholarship fund.

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