Town plans 140th celebration with busy slate of events

12 years ago

sp-IF7339-dcx-pt-31BATTLE IT OUT — Steve Fontaine, front, and Zach Lowry battle it out for a third place in the Student Kayak division of last year’s  Island Falls Lakes Association (IFLA) annual Around-the-Pond Canoe/Kayak Races at Birch Point Lodge and Campgrounds. This year’s event is slated for 9 a.m.  Saturday at Pleasant Pond. Register at Birch Point. Race starts at 10 a.m. Proceeds go to Dollars For Scholars $10 per person. For more information, call 463-2515.
Friday July 27
    11 a.m.— Katahdin Federal Credit Union CAD – Giveaways and refreshments.
    9 p.m. — Fireworks at VaJoWa Golf Course (Rain date July 28). Sponsored by area businesses. Following the fireworks, join DJ Heidi at Craig’s Maine Course until 1 a.m. 21 years of age and older. No cover charge.
Saturday July 28
    Fishing Derby held at Mattawamkeag and Pleasant Pond. 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues Sunday July 29, at 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prizes to be awarded at weigh in shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday. Register and weigh in at Island Falls One Stop. Sponsored by Mike Charette and Cyndi Mullen. Leave message. If no answer they will call you back. For more information, call 463-2232.
    6:30-9:30 a.m. — All you can eat breakfast at Fish N Game Club Sponsored by I.F. Free Wheelers ATV Club. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.
    9 a.m.-noon — The Whittier Congregation Church annual Bake and Trash n’ Treasure Sale featuring homemade ice cream.
    9 a.m. — Canoe/Kayak Race at Pleasant Pond. Register at Birch Point. Race starts at 10 a.m. Proceeds go to Dollars For Scholars $10 per person. For more information, call 463-2515
    1 p.m. — Barber Shoppers Performance at I.F.United Baptist Church. Sponsored by St. Agnes/St.Pauls Parishes $10 per person at door or call 463-2625 for tickets.
    3-5:30 p.m. — Circus! The Walker Brother Circus performs at the Island Falls Municipal Building. www.walkerbrotherscircus.com. The cost is $12 per ticket prior to show for 15 years of age and older; or $15.00 at gate. One paid adult admits two children under 14 for free. Purchase tickets at I.F.
Town Office, I.F. Fire Dept., Houlton Daigle Oil or call 463-2263.
Sunday, July 29
2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Circus! The Walker Brother Circus performs at the Island Falls Municipal Building. www.walkerbrotherscircus.com. The cost is $12 per ticket prior to show for 15 years of age and older; or $15.00 at gate. One paid adult admits two children under 14 for free. Purchase tickets at I.F.
Town Office, I.F. Fire Dept., Houlton Daigle Oil or call 463-2263.
Monday, July 30
    6 p.m. — In Loving Memory of Jarrica Rose Emery PET SHOW at I.F. Municipal Bldg. All are welcome. Prizes to be awarded. All animals must be on leash. To register your pet call 463-2263, email frazfamily@fairpoint.net or come at least 15 minutes early to fill out paper work. Sponsored by I.F. Rec. $2 per person or $5 per family.
Houlton Pioneer Times Photo/Gloria Austin
IF-run-dc-pt-30OFF AND RUNNING — Runners take off from the starting line of last year’s Island Falls 5K Pie Run/4K walk. This year’s 20th annual race is slated for Saturday, Aug. 4 at 8:45 a.m.

Tuesday July 31
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Bridge Club Card Game at I.F. Municipal Bldg. All are welcome. Bring bag lunch to eat around noon
    6 p.m. — Author Andy Vietze book signing and light dessert at the Fish N Game Club.
Wednesday Aug. 1
    6 p.m. — Down Home Country Music Jam at Big Valley Sno Club. All musicians welcome. No charge for performers. $3 per person or $5 per couple. For more information, call Clint at 532-2535.
    6:30 p.m. — I.F Fire Dept vs Oakfield Fire Dept. SOFTBALL GAME. Come show your support and enjoy the evening!
Thursday Aug. 2
    6 p.m. — Children’s Parade, starting at Bishop’s Market ending at I.F. Municipal Bldg. Birthday Theme!
    7 p.m. — Grave’s Institute of Self Defense open house @ I.F. Municipal Bldg. Join Sensi Walter Garnett and students to see what it’s all about! Free admission.
Friday Aug. 3
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Katahdin Trust Company CAD – Hotdogs/chips/soda lunch.
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Katahdin Public Library Book Sale at library.
    5-7 p.m. — Fish N Game Annual Steak Supper at Fish N Game Club $14 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and younger.
    7 p.m. — Independent Wrestling Entertainment. Bell time 7 p.m. at I.F. Municipal Bldg. Purchase tickets at Bishop’s Market or Jerry’s Thrifway. $5 general admission or $8 for front row.
Saturday Aug. 4
    7-10 a.m. — Masonic Lodge #206 I.F. All you can eat breakfast. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10. FMI call 757-8490.
    9 a.m. until it is gone — St.Agnes Sodality Food Sale at Jerry’s Thriftway.
    9 a.m. — 20th Annual 5K Pie Run/4K walk and Children’s Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. T-shirts given to the first 100 people. Dessert/Pie Auction to follow with proceeds going to Agape Food Pantry and GHCA. $10 per person entry fee. Call 415-1688.
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Historical Society/Tingley House & Jail House Tours.
    10 a.m.-1 p.m. —Fireman’s Muster at I.F. Municipal Building. Come watch area fire departments compete in timed events involving the use of fire equipment and turn out gear!
    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — NEW 2 U Consignment Shop CAD. Pizza/Soda & Cake
    6 p.m. — I.F. High School Alumni Banquet at I.F. Municipal Bldg. RSVP Becky 463-2372.
Sunday Aug. 5
    10:30 a.m. — Approx Petting Zoo with Brian Macdonald Family.
    10 a.m.-noon — Island Falls Fire Department open house.
    10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — VFW Chicken BBQ at VFW. The cost is $8 per plate.
    1 p.m. — 140th Island Falls Birthday Bash. Call Becky 463-2372.  Celebrating Island Falls’ 140th Birthday, enter your float with a Birthday Party theme. Celebrate your years in IF as a business, a family, an organization or just the neighborhood. Show the town’s history or heritage, an old fashioned birthday
Party, birthdays from other lands, or just your idea of birthday fun. Registration is requested. Forms are available at area businesses, IF Town Office, Katahdin Public Library. Register by Friday July 27 please, all forms to be turned in to Town Office. Line up will be on Merriman Road. Contact Becky Drew 463-2372 .
    Following the parade, a Petting Zoo with Brian MacDonald Family. This N That Booths in gym or outside $10 per space call 463-2263. Games Sponsored by United Baptist Church. Photo Contest, raffles, cotton candy, snocones, drinks, hotdogs, burgers, waterslide (whether permitting), bounce houses, kid’s games and St.Agnes Church Strawberry Shortcake Sale

Photo Contest rules
    Three Categories — Favorite Spot In Island Falls; Things of days gone by; and Blowing out birthday candles. Unframed photos only. Submit photos in clear protective sheets. One photo entry per category. Write name and phone number on back of all photos.
    Submit photos by July 25 by 3 p.m. at I.F. Town Office Attention Ruth. Amateurs only no professionals please. Photo’s will be displayed at IFMB for peoples choice voting thru the week. Winners will be notified by phone. It is your responsibility to pick up photos the following week at town office. FMI 463-2263.