HARMONY, Maine — When the Harmony Free Fair launches its fireworks display Sunday night, it will be in memory of Amy, Coty and Monica Lake, who never missed the annual event.
Amy and her two children were shot and killed in June in Dexter by Steven Lake, her estranged husband and the children’s father.
For several years, Amy was a member of the Harmony Patriarchs Club, the sponsor of the fair held Sept. 2-5, and she was active as a parade organizer and in children’s events at the popular fair, which is celebrating its 64th year.
In January, the Maine Agricultural Fair Association named the Harmony Free Fair, whose proceeds are pumped back into the community, the “Most Improved Small Fair” in the state, according to Jeff Chadbourne, president of the Harmony Patriarchs Club.
This year’s event will include a parade, a midway provided by Cushing Amusements; a demolition derby; truck, doodlebug and lawn tractor pulls; horse shows and pulls; oxen pulls; a pig scramble; livestock; exhibits; skillet and hammer throws; and antique cars. Musical performers will include the Squid Jiggers, Lighthouse Jubilees, Half Moon Jug, Bad Penny, Veayo Twins and Conjuring Carroll.
For information, go to harmonyfreefair.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled the first name of Steven Lake as Stephen.