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Easton Field Days in full swing

Thursday, July 5

On Thursday, July 5, Star City Syndicate will perform at 7 p.m. at Easton High School. A group of Maine-based musicians with diverse backgrounds comes together to celebrate the sounds of the past from Motown and classic pop to contemporary.  Donations appreciated.

Friday, July 6

Little School open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Station Road.

Kiwanis barbeque from 4 to 6:30 p.m., elementary school cafeteria. $10 for full chicken meal; other items available.

EHS Band Performs at 5 p.m. on the elementary school grounds.  In the event of rain it will be held in the gym.

Story time with Laura and book fair, 6 p.m., elementary school gym. Bring your children and join us for a fun story time and craft. Laura will read “Nibbles” and one other book, then lead the children in a craft time.

Heath Bartley will play live outside at the elementary school from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Concessions will be available. Donations accepted.

Cribbage Tournament starts at 7 p.m. at the elementary school (6:45 registration).  $2 donation to play; please bring board.

Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. at the school grounds.  Concessions will be available. (Rain date Saturday, July 7.)

Saturday, July 7

Community Breakfast at 7 a.m. at United Baptist Church.  Donations appreciated.

Parade on Center Road at 10 a.m. from Perry Drive to Wesleyan Church. Center Road closes at 9:45.

Vendors and amusements starting at 11 a.m. at the school grounds/elementary school gym, including bounce houses, obstacle course, face painting, clowns and “Tim the Tune Man”.

Barbeque Competition “Show us your best ribs.” First-ever baby back rib cook-off. Contact Nicole at 356-9165 for information or to register.  Judging will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Firemen’s muster at the school grounds all day.

Little School open house and ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school on Station Road.   

26th annual golf tournament begins at 1 p.m. at West Ridge Golf Course.  This is a four-person scramble for $40 per team. To register, call 429-9368.

Community barbecue and music in the park featuring Wednesday Evening Fiddlers from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Little School Community Park.  Hot dog, chips and drink for $3. Bring your lawn chair. In the event of rain, concert will be inside.

Annual group photo, 5 p.m. on Little School front steps for those who attended the school.

Sunday, July 8

Community Concert featuring Rise and Run at 10 a.m. at the Easton High School gym.  Offering will be taken.

Little School Open House from 12 to 3 p.m. on Station Road.

For more information: crafters/food vendors, contact Melissa at 227-4093.  No fee to set up but you must provide your own table(s). Locations are available inside and out. To be in the parade, call Nicole at 227-5073.  

Open Houses

Easton educated many of its children in the Little School on the Station Road from 1926 through 1969. Revisit those childhood school days during the Little School open houses.   For more information about the Little School Restoration Project, call Bryan at 551-5849. The Historical Society will have items on display at The Little School. The Historical Society is being relocated to The Little School basement. Stop by and check out our progress!

Photo contest

The Recreation Department is looking for photos around Easton for the 2019 calendar.  It must be an original photo that represents Easton. Please attach your name, number and subject in a framed photo.  Each contestant may submit up to three entries. Entries should be dropped off at the Town Office by July 6. Photos will be on display during the festival. The public will vote on the winners.

Friends Helping Friends

The friends Helping Friends Food Pantry just completed its 10th year providing for the needs of the community.  They will celebrate during Easton field Days and have a booth in the elementary school gym. Everyone is encouraged to come by and pick up a free cup of popcorn.  Children can play a game to win a free prize.

The pantry started with a joint commitment between Kiwanis and the Easton Churches.  They started handing out food on the back of a trailer provided by Bryan Lawrence. Eventually, the Town of Easton graciously provided the group with the use of the basement of the Odd Fellows Hall.  

Over the 10 years, with the help of the great folks of Easton, they have been able to provide food assistance to over 100 families.  

Happy Days Club

The Happy Days Club met for a potluck luncheon and meeting on Thursday, June 28.  Members voted to carpool to Winnie’s for lunch in Presque Isle on Thursday, July 12, leaving the West Ridge Manor at 11a.m.  There will be a stipend for Easton seniors who attend. Please RSVP to 488-4971.

Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an e-mail to: or calling 551-7737.

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