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Letter to the Editor: Thanks for making Blueberry Festival a success

The Blueberry Festival 2019 was a great success this year. This can only happen with the help of Fire Dept., Highway Dept., Rec Dept., the Town Office Staff, Police, Jay PD, Franklin County Sheriff Department, Medics, Civic Groups, Partners, Businesses, Newspapers, Crafters, Vendors, Churches, RSD #9, Western ME Expo, Staff and members at the Franklin County Chamber, Volunteers, and last of all Mother Nature (LOL). 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 2020. (FOWL) Friends of Wilson Lake for giving boat rides, The Fire department for the children fire truck rides, the Race Director Darcy and her Staff for doing the fun race, 5K, 10K, 5K walk & 10K walk, and The Farmington Emblem Club # 460 and other Emblem Clubs for all their help with events. Deb, Jill, and Kathleen who maned the product sales table and people that bought items. All the Entertainment, and everyone that was in the two wonderful parades, and the people make the festival a success. Thank you to SAPARS for doing the Corn-hole Tournament, WKTJ and Mt Blue TV for doing interviews with me.

The Pyro-tects gave everyone a good show. Special thanks for the early birds who helped cleaned up the town on Sunday morning.

If anyone would like to donate for the 39th year just me know, it is never too early or late to donate. August 7 & 8, 2020. Please note the festival is always the first FULL weekend of August. The theme will be 'Happy Birthday MAINE'. This will be the Bicentennial for Maine. Please check the website out for updates. Again I would like to thank everyone for their participation. No job goes unnoticed.

I am sorry I didn't get back to all the phone calls on my home answering service during the festival. I leave each day at 4 a.m. or earlier and I don't get back home too late too back.

Shannon Smith
Blueberry Festival
29th year as Chairman

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