This year’s theme of Waldoboro Day, Saturday, June 15, is “Celebrate the Future of Waldoboro” and it is hoped that there will be some creative float additions of ideas for the future. What exciting things might exist in Waldoboro 10, 20, or 30 years from now?
Certainly, the Waldo Theatre will be booming with events, unusual vehicles will be seen everywhere, and there may be more alewives running up the river. The long-anticipated Clam Shack may be a reality, as well as the River Walk. Just imagine decorating a car, truck, ATV, cart, or bicycle with futuristic details and joining in with the parade!
Kicking off the event list again this year is a Friday-night dance at the VFW. Come to listen or dance to a four-person cover band named Backlash. The band will start playing at 7:30 p.m., with a wide variety of rock, blues, and country music. It is $5 per person, BYOB, and one must be at least 21 years old to attend.
The first events of the day will be the early pancake breakfast, the 5K race, and the historic trolley ride around town, followed by the parade. All these activities are highlighted on Facebook and will be printed in a program and the newspapers the week of Waldoboro Day.
The rest of the day will include food, crafts, games, a dunk tank, music, and fireworks at the A.D. Gray School grounds. The library will host a clam-tasting showcase at the VFW Hall from 4-6 p.m.
Waldoboro Day is a completely volunteer-run event and all decisions are made by the volunteer committee. It meets about once a month at the town office from December until June. The committee always welcomes new faces and new ideas.
As many civic and school groups as possible are involved in the events and planning. Local vendors of all kinds are encouraged to apply for a space on the grounds. Last year, there was a great turnout of Waldoboro youth enjoying field games, a dunk tank, and carnival-type games at the A.D. Gray field. It was a wonderful sight to be seen.
More volunteers are always needed to help supervise the little kid area, serve as parking attendants for the handicapped area, be traffic directors at the top of the hill at A.D. Gray, and organize the pie-in-the-face fun; lots of volunteers are needed along the 5K route, as judges for the parade contest, and for the setup of tables and chairs under the tent. To help out, please contact Katlin Puchalski at email@example.com.