ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Old Home Week Committee announced the winners of the many contests held during the town’s 225th anniversary celebration that ran July 13-21.
These floats received top honors in the anniversary parade: Best Themed, Orrington Historical Society; Most Original, Orrington Girl Scouts’ Root Beer Float; Best Business, Ledgewood Gardens; Best Community, Orrington Trail Riders; and Best Educational, Orrington Boy Scout Troop No. 44.
The winners for the Old Home Week Home Decorating Contest are: first place, Judith Frost Gillis; second place, Tim and Carol Small; and third place, Weymouth and Patricia Wilson.
The Old Home Week Photography contest featured 80 entries capturing the moods and landscapes of Orrington. The winners were: first place, Judith Frost Gillis; second place, Tim Small; and third place, Betty Shibles-Richardson. The 10 honorable mentions were Mike Aygarn, Risteen Bahr, Linda Colson, Donna Wiswell Conory, Judith Frost Gillis, Billy Goody, Bruce Gray, Chip McKnight, Mike Tormey and Mary Beth Williams.
The 13 best photographs will be featured in a 2014 calendar to be sold this fall. Order forms are available at orrington.govoffice.com.
The Old Home Week Bass Tournament on Brewer Lake brought out many anglers. Team Sherburne took first place with a catch weighing 18.96 pounds. Team Sparks-Kenny took second place with a weigh-in of 16.77 pounds. Team Linscomb’s 15.4 pounds was good enough for third place. The lunker prize went to Team Linscomb with its 3.62-pound smallmouth bass.
The boat parade on Brewer Lake saw first place awarded to Joey Jackson and his Sea-Doo. Second place went to a classic Boston Whaler, and third place went to a family fishing boat.