Dexter festival to celebrate summer

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff
Posted July 10, 2010, at 5:10 p.m.

DEXTER, Maine — This community will celebrate warm weather days with a variety of events during Dexter Summerfest on Saturday, July 24.

From a 6 a.m. public breakfast to a 9 p.m. round of golf, the day will be filled with events scheduled for young and old.

Alicia Bradley of Corinna will sing the national anthem at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 7 a.m., where breakfast will be served starting at 6 a.m.

A fishing derby will start at 7 a.m. followed by a “Let’s Paddle” kayak race on Lake Wassookeag. The Dexter Lakes Association and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will have educational booths at the public beach area.

A community yard sale, vendors, a shoe toss, a quilt show, pie sale, children’s games, a bike-decorating contest and a book sale will be held in the downtown area.

The Maine Bowhunters Association and Dexter Fish and Game Association will sponsor a bowhunters event from 9 a.m. into the late afternoon at P&L Market Field.

A chance to learn more about local history will be offered during an open house at the Grist Mill Museum. In addition, bus tours will be offered to the Dexter Airport, which has recently been improved.

Local entertainers will perform throughout the afternoon at Wayside Park, and the Dexter Fire Department will hold a duck race at noon in the vicinity of the park.

Bingo games offered by the American Legion, a pig scramble, and an antique automobile parade will top off the afternoon events.

A 5 p.m. public supper at the American Legion Hall sponsored by the Christian Community Church will be followed by an antique car cruise-in, performances by musical groups Non-Profit and Ray Stafford, and a round of night golf.

A shuttle bus for festival-goers between events will be provided by Renys department store.

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