January 16, 2018
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Old-fashioned block party in Bangor

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BANGOR, Maine — The 20th Annual Neighborhood Block Party will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Chapin Park. The park is located behind the Abraham Lincoln School between Forest and Parkview Avenues.

The block party is made possible by the contributions of a record number of State Street businesses and other interested area businesses. This annual event is an opportunity for the management and employees of local enterprises to present a free event as a thank you to the community for their many successful years of business in Bangor.

As in the past, the Block Party will feature a concert by the Bangor Band, 7-8 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, ice cream, soda and lemonade. The hot dogs are courtesy of Sam’s Club, and the ice cream is courtesy of Frank’s Bakery.

Activities include Anah Shrine clowns, face painting, children’s games, and special therapy dogs and a pig to pet and play with. The Bangor Public Library volunteers will provide a special “Story Time” area for children also.

Subject to availability, there will be a variety of emergency service vehicles on display from the Bangor Fire Department, Bangor Police Department, Bangor Public Works and Emera Maine.

Chapin Park has been adopted by Eastern Maine Healthcare and is exemplified by a beautiful garden maintained by the Hospice of Eastern Maine volunteers.

Additional parking will be available at the All Saints Catholic School and restrooms will be available at the Abraham Lincoln School.

For more information, contact Ben Miller at 947-8010; Linda Nickerson at 941-2820; or Bernadette Gaspar at 947-4594.