Monday, May 21, 2012

40th Egg Festival plans shaping up

  PITTSFIELD – The Central Maine Egg Festival Committee led by President Stephen McCarron, Vice-President Wendy Thibodeau, Secretary Jim Cianchette and Treasurer Eva Charity, are now meeting in earnest to plan out the 40th anniversary of the annual event.
  This year's theme is the 40th “Egg”stravaganza.
  Egg Festival Committee meetings are now taking place on the second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Pittsfield town council chambers. The next meetings are scheduled for May 24 and June 14.
  The festival will be held Tuesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 21 with events each day leading up to the big parade and a day of fun at Manson Park on Saturday.

  This year that the EAA Chapter 736 (Experimental Aircraft Association) will hold their annual fly-in at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport on Saturday, July 21. This will be an all-day event with a pancake breakfast, Young Eagles First Flight Program for boys and girls ages 8 – 17, displays of light sport aircraft, ultralights, powered parachutes and more.
  Also, members of the Texas Flying Legends Museum will be flying their famous B-25 bomber and five World War II fighters to Pittsfield for display that day.
  All the festival favorites will return as well this year, including fireworks on Saturday night, the Kiwanis Karnival, scholarship pageant, chicken barbeque, street dance, Egglympics, the marketplace tent, kiddie parade, quiche/cheesecake/pie contest, lots of live entertainment and window painting contest in downtown Pittsfield.
  Registration forms for the marketplace, pageant, parade, and quiche, cheesecake and pie contest may be downloaded from the Egg Festival link at

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