Exeter set to party on its 200th birthday Saturday

Posted July 21, 2011, at 7:49 p.m.

EXETER, Maine — This small town will celebrate its 200th birthday Saturday, July 23, with a activities throughout the day.

Cross-country races will begin the party at 8:30 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m. led by Mildred Crane, 93, the town’s oldest resident and holder of the Boston Post Cane. Crane also will cut the town’s birthday cake at noon.

A barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and throughout the afternoon a variety of activities are scheduled, including a child identification program, a juggler, exhibits, children’s games, a craft sale, and a war re-enactment by Acadia Frontiersmen of Blue Hill.

Country bluegrass music will be performed by the New Relm from 2 to 4 p.m., and the Doughty Hill band will perform from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The event will end with a dance at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

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