HALLOWELL — The Hallowell Citizens Initiative Committee will host an authentic military encampment at Vaughan Field, at the northern end of Middle Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to demonstrations of military camp life, there will be weaving,

basket making, blacksmithing and barrel making. Modern-day refreshments will be available, including Kennebec Pizza by the slice and homemade ice cream from Historic Pittston Farm.

At noon, Carly Corbin, a seventh-grade student at Hall-Dale Elementary School, will read aloud the prizewinning essay she wrote about the French and Indian War. The committee awarded Corbin $100 for her essay.

Parking will be available along Winthrop Street, as well as in the Bank of Maine, Public Utilities Commission and municipal parking lots.

Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger with a $20 maximum per family. Admission is free for veterans. Admission proceeds will be used towards the committee’s effort to save and preserve Hallowell’s historic 1899 fire tower, which is one of the few known to still exist in all of New England, according to a news release.

For more information, call 623-1900.

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