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35th Blueberry Festival success

A letter to the Editor

The 35th Blueberry Festival “2017" was a success this year considering Mother Nature paid us a visit. Then we went to a plan B. This was something new for the first time in 27 years.

This can only happen with the help of Fire Dept., Highway Dept., Rec Dept., the Town Office Staff, Police Departments, Medics, Civic Groups, Partners, Businesses, Newspapers, Crafters, Vendors, Churches, RSD #9, Western ME Expo, and Volunteers. Special thanks to all above and those of you who just step in to help where needed. Thanks to all the properties and business owners that allow use of their places to put crafters and vendors, with money raise for rental fees helps with the cost of the festival.

We would like to thank Kora Temple units for coming to entertain the public. They will be back in 2018. Congratulation to (FOWL) Friends of Wilson Lake for the boat rides in between showers, The Fire department for the children fire truck rides, the Race Directors for doing the fun race, 5K, 10K, 5K walk & 10K walk, staff and The Farmington Emblem Club # 460 and other Emblem Clubs for all their help with events. Thanks to everyone that man the sale and for table. All the Entertainment, and everyone that was in the two wonderful parades, and the people make the festival a success.

All the Characters put many smiles on the children faces as they did autographs. It made you feel young again. The Pyro-tects gave everyone a good show. Special thanks for the early birds who helped cleaned up the town.

If anyone would like to donate for the 36th year, August 3 & 4, 2017 celebration it is never too early or late. The theme will be “Christmas in August ”. Please check the website out for updates. Again I would like to thank everyone for their participation. TEAMWORK made it happen. No job goes unnoticed.

Shannon Smith
Blueberry Festival
27th year as Chairman
scsmith.wbbf@gmail.com
778-4726

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2 Responses »

  1. I assume you mean 2018 - "If anyone would like to donate for the 36th year, August 3 & 4, 2017".....

  2. Shannon,
    Once again you have blown us away with an amazing Blueberry Festival. You are an amazing person who works tirelessly on this event every year and it shows. Each year you raise the bar higher and higher. A thank you does not seem like nearly enough but thank you for all that you do!

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