Tea Party to gather in Machias park

Posted May 21, 2010, at 11:05 p.m.

MACHIAS, Maine — Members of Maine’s Tea Party movement will gather from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Bad Little Falls Park in downtown Machias.

Organizer Cathy Fonda said there will be a variety of speakers, including a representative of a congressional delegation member, along with local candidates and others.

She said it was hoped hundreds would attend to hear the Tea Party message of limited government and lower taxes.

This is the first gathering of Tea Party supporters in the Machias area, according to Fonda. She said she began organizing the event after hearing a similar presentation in the Bangor area earlier this year.