Sunday, July 1, 2012

St. Albans gets ready for Summerfest 2012

  ST. ALBANS – The annual St. Albans Summerfest takes place from Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22 in this lakeside community.
  The three-day celebration will feature a concert by Wilf Clark and the Misty Mountaineers on Friday and Saturday evening at the St. Albans town hall starting at 7 p.m. each night.
   The Skowhegan Community Band will play at noon Saturday and the Sebasticook Community Band will perform at 4:30 p.m., both at the upper dam.
   There will be suppers at the St. Albans Grange both nights, a breakfast on Saturday morning at St. Albans Union Church, hosted by the Youth Group; a horseshoe tournament at Indian Stream Hardware and a parade Saturday morning starting at the elementary school at 8:30 a.m.
  The Second Annual Summerfest Fishing Derby takes place from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday with proceeds to benefit the Recreation Committee. The derby is open to all fish caught at Big Indian Pond and Little Indian Pond and a complete set of rules is posted in the free Summefest booklet available in all area stores and the town office.
  The famous Hartland – St. Albans Lion’s Club chicken barbecue gets underway at 11 a.m. Saturday and the annual money and toy pile scramble for kids and a four wheeler safety demo by Somerset Ridge Runners will also be held at Indian Stream Hardware.
   Challenge your skills in the rubber chicken throwing contest, sack races or men’s hammer throw or ladies’ skillet throw competitions. Saturday evening will wrap up with fireworks at dusk over Big Indian Lake.
   On Sunday, Jan. 22 there will be morning worship offered at St. Albans Union Church at 10 a.m. followed by a free cookout. The Church’s Worship Team will also perform contemporary Christian music following the cookout.
   The Summerfest 2012 committee has chosen to honor the Nokomis Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) in appreciation for their help over the years with this year’s theme - “I am because we are”.

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