June 23, 2018
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St. Albans prepares to celebrate its bicentennial June 14-15

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

ST. ALBANS, Maine — The Somerset County town of St. Albans will celebrate its bicentennial on Friday and Saturday.

The town of roughly 2,000 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, was founded on June 14, 1813.

On Friday, there will be a postal stamp cancellation, which will have a special stamp for the occasion. A grange supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. followed by a concert by Wilf Clark and the Misty Mountaineers, also featuring Jewel Clark. The supper is $6 and the concert is $5 for one person and $8 for a couple.

The bicentennial ceremony will be held at the town hall beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. WABI-TV reporter Rob Poindexter will be the master of ceremonies.

Events include reading poems about the town, recognizing current and past holders of the Boston Post Cane, a quilt presentation, songs and speeches from Town Manager Rhonda Stark, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, Maine Sen. Doug Thomas, R-Ripley, Maine Rep. Dean Cray, R-Palmyra, Somerset County Commissioner Lynda Quinn, and representatives for U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine. The keynote speaker will be former attorney general William Schneider.

A new Town of St. Albans seal will be unveiled and there will be a time capsule presentation.

A full itinerary of events can be found on the town’s website.

Parking at the town hall is extremely limited, however parking is available at Indian Stream Hardware on the Palmyra Road.

St. Albans Summerfest dates are set for July 19-21.

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