Sebec bicentennial celebration kicks off on Friday evening

Posted July 18, 2012, at 6:06 p.m.

SEBEC, Maine — The Piscataquis County town of Sebec will celebrate its bicentennial on Saturday, but the festivities will begin on Friday.

A variety music show by Jay and Tammy Roy will kick off the celebration at Four Corners Event Center on Friday. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the public is invited to a breakfast at the Sebec Village Church from 7:30 to 9 a.m. A parade follows at 9:30 a.m. at the Bowerbank and Sebec Village Road.

The opening ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. near the Sebec Reading Room in the village, which includes speakers reading of the Proclamation and telling about the history of Sebec.

The Sebec fireman’s muster begins at 1 p.m. at the Four Corners Event Center. The event showcases the fire department’s skills with hoses and equipment. Other local fire departments have been invited to participate.

Near the town office on North Road, an amateur loggers competition will take place at 1 p.m. The event, which is open to professionals and amateurs, includes ax throw, underhand chop, two-man crosscut, bow saw, log roll, hot saw, splitting and pulpwood toss.

A boat parade begins at 2 p.m. in the cove, with boats eligible for prizes. Judges will be viewing from the bridge.The Sebec Village Cove will be closed to boating traffic after 7 p.m.

In the Sebec Reading Room, hot dogs, burgers and other food items will be served beginning at 5 p.m. A fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. will conclude the festivities.

Raffles and other events are also planned throughout the day.

For a complete list of events, visit Sebec’s town website at sebecmaine.org.

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