Lincoln seeks parade participants

Posted June 18, 2010, at 10:33 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:32 a.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — Any local, state or regional business wishing to participate in the town’s 2010 Homecoming Festival needs to register soon, town events coordinator Shelly Crosby says.

With the festival scheduled for July 15-18, the town homecoming committee is assembling a lineup for the homecoming parade and has selected a parade theme, “Just Cartooning Around,” Crosby said in a press statement.

Similarly, space for vendors looking to sell goods from booths downtown during the festival is getting extremely tight, Crosby said. Businesses looking to make donations to the festival are also encouraged to contact Crosby at 794-6548 or promotion@lincolnmaine.org.

“At the moment the only real need that remains is donated water for the volunteers,” Crosby said.

The homecoming, which has gone by several names over the years, attracts as many as 10,000 people to town, some from as far away as Alaska. It features a fireworks show, parade, dances, barbecues, a road race, ATV runs, auctions, car shows and live music, among other things.

It is a moveable feast — occurring at Cobb Field, downtown, Veterans Square, Lincoln Memorial Library and Prince Thomas Park, among other places — that helps celebrate Lincoln history while giving town businesses a boost.

Volunteers spend about 770 hours a year organizing the four-day celebration.

The volunteers won the 2010 Maine Spirit of America Foundation Award in April. A state-supported organization, the foundation strives to recognize volunteerism and well-organized community events across Maine.

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