The Dresden Summerfest will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Pownalborough Court House. This annual festival has been held for the past 18 years, and features activities and entertainment for people of all ages.

Activities will include the Abenaki Nation Fish River Singers performing traditional song and dance, American folk music by Steamboat Gypsy Band and Wind over Wings demonstration of wounded raptors.

There also will be horse-drawn carriage rides by Hideaway Farms, tours of the Pownalborough Court House and adjacent nature trails, and goat petting zoo. A pie judging contest, with donations to the Richmond Food Pantry, is planned, as well as the fire department’s Internationally Famous Barbecue or bring your own. Children and adult games also are scheduled.

Spirit of America Awards presentation will be presented by Ryan Cote, and a sing-along with Dresden’s own Accordion Dude will take place.

Community groups and businesses will include Kids and Critters, Handbags by Torianna, Gryffon Ridge Spices, Pearls and Honey by Julia, Wild Grace Wellness Center, Eastern River Climate Controlled Self Storage, Bridge Academy, Dresden Historical Society, among others.

The festival is sponsored by the Dresden Recreation Committee, The Lincoln County Historical Society and the Kenyon Fund.

Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks. To volunteer, contact Pat Theriault at 737-8771, or Peter Walsh at 737-2807 or [email protected].

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