New events planned for annual Mapleton Daze

17 years ago

Mapleton Daze Weekend is June 28-July 1 this year, and is full of activities for the whole family! In addition to the traditional activities, we have several new things this year. New for Friday night will be Homemade Strawberry Shortcake, sponsored by the Castle Hill Grange Preservation Society; Noah’s Ark “stuff n’ fluff” bears for $10, and singing and dance with Donna Nelson and friends.
    New for Saturday will be a Road Race for all ages at 8 a.m., Country-Square-Contra Dance at the Lion’s Hall from 6:30-8 p.m. with the Aroostookrats, Joanne Putnam, caller. Admission is $5 for individual, $12 for families; Teen Street Dance on Main Street from 8-10 p.m. with high school bands Avalanche, Hynged and Frank Marmanik.
New for Sunday: Breakfast Buffet from 7-10 a.m. at The Pizza House, Gospel Concert at the Lion’s Hall with Mark Murchison from 2-4 p.m. No admission charge. The Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce will sell Strawberry Shortcake during the concert.
The new 2007 T-shirts, sweatshirts and caps are available. You can get them at The Pizza House in Mapleton or by calling Debbie Sawyer at 764-1735. They’re going fast so call early!
The Big Parade will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. All are invited to participate, please call Debbie Sawyer to register at 764-1735. Trophies will be awarded in six categories: Best Hometown, Best Marching Unit, Best Organization, Best Antique Auto, Best Antique Tractor, and Most Original.
The Car Show will be Saturday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Bring those special vehicles to the parade and then show them off at the Car Show! Lots of trophies to be awarded. Call Jim Burrill to register at 762-5131.
They will begin with the Cribbage Tournament & Bingo on Thursday night, Chicken BBQ & Fireworks on Friday night. Sunday begins with a Sunrise Service and more activities.
Birthday wishes go out to Jaylee Fox, Isaac Potter, Chase Guerrette, Kelsey Gilson, Megan Kaiser, Pat Mountain, Matthew Clifford, Lisa Dean, Terri Brown, Ethan Braley, Ellie Goheen, Jacob Graham, Kim Wright, Leah Buck, Bethany Lord, Kimberly Turner, Philip McPherson, Troy Michaud, Bethany Caron, and Chelsea Kaiser.
Mapleton Baptist Motor Coach Tour 2007
The United Baptist Church of Mapleton is pleased to announce that brochures and registration materials are available for the 2007 edition of the annual deluxe motor coach tour. Participants will leave Monday, July 30 and return Saturday, Aug. 4. Departures will be from Mapleton, Houlton, Bangor, and other places as needed. The tour includes: motor coach travel, five nights lodging, 11 meals, professional driver, full-time guide and stops at a number of attractions. Brochures and registration information are available at Graves Shop ‘n Save in Presque Isle, Mapleton Lunch and The Pizza House in Mapleton, or by calling Pastor Ken Phelps at 764-6776. Seats are limited so please register at your earliest convenience.
Castle Hill Grange Hall Preservation Society
The Castle Hill Grange Hall Preservation Society will be selling strawberry shortcakes at this year’s Mapleton Daze. They will be there Friday evening, June 29, and will sell until the shortcakes are gone. All profits will go to keeping the hall operational for another year. Please keep them in mind when taking in Mapleton Daze. Donations are happily accepted.
They are also having a bakeless bake sale. If you have cooked for them or brought from them in the past, please consider donating the amount you would spend cooking or buying. You can send donations to Sherri Guerrette, 32 Braley Heights, Mapleton, Maine 04757.
The Castle Hill Grange Hall Preservation Society is in desperate need of new members and need fresh ideas. Please give them an hour of your time once a month to help keep the building operating. The fund-raisers they have are just paying their expenses and leave them with little else to do their projects. If you have enjoyed voting, going to town meetings, their suppers, having a reasonable hall to rent right in your own town, and other events, please consider helping to keep their organization going for future years. Working member is $10 per year, or $15 for non-working member or $100 for a lifetime membership. Their meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month from February through November.
They will start renting the hall in May until October. Please see any member for details. Further projects and events will be listed. Please support them.
They are requesting that anyone who has knowledge of a veteran who served in the military between 1903 to the present to write or call Natalie Maynard, 2877 State Road, Castle Hill, Maine 04757 or 764-4878. They need names, dates, and any information you can give them so they can place the names on a sign or in a book in the future. The person must have been a resident of Castle Hill at the time of service.
Mapleton Lion’s Club Chicken Barbeque
The Mapleton Lion’s Club’s annual chicken barbeque will be held June 29 starting at 5 p.m. and will run until the chicken is gone. The location for the barbeque will be the Mapleton Elementary School as a kick-off for the annual Mapleton Daze weekend.
Mapleton United Methodist Church
The Mapleton United Methodist Church luncheons are held every Friday at 11:30 a.m. The next luncheon is Friday, June 8. This is open to the public and there is no cost. Donations are accepted. Hope to see you there.
There will be a baked bean supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Mapleton United Methodist Church. Cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children. This will be a benefit for Youth 2007.
Cubs, Pack 170 – Any questions on joining, please contact Adam Rider at 764-6897 or Dave Adams at 764-5662.
Boys, Troop 170 – If you have any questions on joining, contact Bud Hoffses at 764-4885 or Peter Starr at 764-8189. They hold their weekly meeting on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Mapleton Chapman Castle Hill Senior Citizens
The Mapleton Chapman Castle Hill Seniors Citizens met at Mapletree Estate. Blessing was asked over the food. After lunch, president Marie Little brought the meeting to order. The Lord’s Prayer and flag salute were repeated. A treasurer’s report was given. A thank-you card was read for their contribution to the Methodist Church.
The Mapleton Chapman Castle Hill Senior Citizens meets every Monday – except the fifth Monday – at Mapletree Estates.