Maine Savings, Vassalboro Business Association to close out summer with weekend-long celebration

VASSALBORO — to celebrate the end of summer with a weekend-long community event.

Vassalboro Days, sponsored by Maine Savings and Vassalboro Business Association, is set for Friday through Sunday. The three-day event will feature food, family fun, live music, charitable events, fall activities and more.

“Come join our celebration of community, it will be a wicked good time!” said Linda Titus, director of the Vassalboro Days event, in a news release from the credit union. All proceeds of the event fund community projects all around town such as Ray’s Park & Swimming hole, Ray’s Playground, flags along Main Street, scholarships for Vassalboro students, Halloween at the Olde Mill, and the Christmas Tree Lighting event.

Schedule of events

Friday, Sept. 11

• Maine Savings hosts its annual Member Appreciation Day with free pizza and soda (while supplies last) at 11 a.m. at its 912 Main St. branch in North Vassalboro.

Saturday, Sept. 12

• The last raffle tickets for The Double Dam Ducky Derby, a much-anticipated annual fundraiser for the Vassalboro Business Association, will be on sale till 11:45 a.m. Approximately 2,000 ducks will race to the finish.

• The Vassalboro Historical Society yard sale beside the Grange in East Vassalboro, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

• Library book & bake sale and silent auction at the Grange in East Vassalboro, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Celebration at the Olde Mill, complete with craft show, inflatable bounce house and slide, meet and greet with first responders, touch a truck, live alpacas and bubbles.

• Author Bev Murdock reads “Tippy Tom Meets Alpacas,” 10-10:30 a.m.

• Local food stalls, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Disc jockey Ronnie Dudley spins live music, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• The Double Dam Ducky Derby will launch from the dam adjacent to Maine Savings and conclude after the second dam beside the mill at noon. There will be cash prizes for the first-, second- and third-place winners. People can watch the ducks as they cascade downstream, noon.

• Great Thunder Chicken Drum, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

• Free horse-drawn wagon rides, a corn maze, apple picking and more at Lemieux’s Orchard at 210 Priest Hill Road, 1-5 p.m.

• Face painting and children’s crafts, 1:30-3 p.m.

• Local food stalls reopen, 5-9 p.m.

• Emerald Sky takes the stage; don’t forget chairsm 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 13

• The Grange in East Vassalboro hosts a $1 per-bag book sale and yard sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Vassalboro Community Volunteers Hot Dog Barbecue at the Vassalboro Community School, honoring all local volunteers, noon.

• Vassalboro Fuel Assistance Outdoor Concert at the Historical Society; don’t forget chairs.

• Free horse-drawn wagon rides, a corn maze, apple picking and more at Lemieux’s Orchard at 210 Priest Hill Road, 1-5 p.m.

About Maine Savings:

Maine Savings is a modern financial institution with state-of-the-art technology offering members a full range of financial services, including RedWallet Checking. With more than 27,000 members, 10 branches and nearly 100 employees, Maine Savings is among Maine’s largest credit unions. Maine Savings is committed to providing in-person services paired with modern conveniences. Branches are located in Bangor, Bar Harbor (Jackson Laboratory), Brewer, Corinth, Ellsworth, Hampden, Milo, North Vassalboro and Old Town. Founded in 1961 by employees of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company, Maine Savings continues to serve its membership as a federally insured not-for-profit credit union.

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