The 250th Machiasport Celebration Committee is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Community Celebration Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Fort O’Brien School. Many residents have lived and worked in Machiasport for more than a half a century- sharing in the projects and events of the community’s most progressive years. Settlers came down the river from Machias.
Dinners were once a popular community event, as the young and old would gather to hear the latest news, watch a shooting match, and find out the price of clams and lobsters or to learn when the vessels would be delivering goods. In the early days of the settlement there were many community dinners held at various locations including the local churches, schools, Grange Hall, Liberty Hall, Larrabee Cove, Starboard and even the old Boat House on the East Side.
The special dinner will feature grilled Atlantic salmon, rice pilaf, baked beans, lasagna, meat balls, salads, rolls, and an anniversary cake.
The Dinner Program will include a display table produced by the Celebration Committee featuring many upcoming celebration events. Entertainment will be provided by resident, Gene Nichols and the Ukulele Club. The Lobster Fishermen Buoy Showcase will be unveiled, as well as an Historic Photograph Exhibit, volunteer recognition, a fundraising auction and several drawings for the children and adults.
The community dinner is designed to bring young and old together to celebrate the 250 years of the settlement of the Town of Machiasport (1763-3013). “The will be the place to be on this Saturday night, says Sandra K. Prescott, vice chair of the committee, hopefully it will bring back many memories for our elders, and perhaps in 50 years when the time capsule is opened, a child who attends the dinner will recall the great time we all had on this special occasion.”
For convenience, residents are encouraged to park their cars at the Municipal Complex and take the bus to and from Fort O’Brien School.
The Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the town office. The public is encouraged to attend.
For those who are interested in helping out with the dinner, or wish to make a donation toward a celebration event are encouraged to contact Sandra K. Prescott at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at the Town Office and on the town website www.machiasport.org