May 21, 2018
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Summerlong celebration to be held in observance of Greenville’s 175th birthday

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

GREENVILLE, Maine —They all have played a significant role in helping to shape Greenville over the decades, so it was hard for Greenville’s 175th Birthday Committee to select just one person for honorary mayor.

While they did select Gus Harris, owner of Harris Drug Store, as the mayor, they also named Etta Hubbard, Nancy Elsemore, Sandra Ryder, Stuart Watt, Bruce Wyman, Tony Bartley and Dick Gould as honorary council members. All were presented with bouquets of flowers by local Girl Scouts at Monday’s town meeting.

The mayor and the council members are expected to participate in the 175th parade on July 4.

A variety of events are on tap for the town’s celebration that begins at 10 a.m. June 11 and ends on Aug. 29. The first event on June 11 will feature Jack Battick of Dover-Foxcroft, who will instruct residents and visitors how to research their World War II ancestors, in the town office meeting room. That will be followed by a benefit lasagna supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

On June 26, Greenville’s 175th Little Ms. and Mr. and teen prince and princess competition will be held at Holy Family Church. At 7 p.m., a program will be held on the early days of logging in the region, complete with panel discussion by local woodsmen.

Other events in June include an Army band concert at 7 p.m. June 30.

For more information on the celebration, email

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