This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Future of Waldoboro” and we hope to see some creative float additions of ideas for the future. What exciting things might exist here 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 your 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.” They 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 you must be at least 21 years old to attend.
The first events of the day, Saturday, June 15, 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 in Facebook and will be printed in a program and the newspapers the week of Waldoboro Day.
There will be an Open MIC time. Sign up from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. with 2 songs each that will be performed on-stage from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bring your instruments for this acoustic event and practice your vocals to project to your attentive audience. This will be a chance for the most talented among us to entertain your friends and family.
The rest of the day will include food, crafts, games, dunk tank, music and fireworks at AD Gray School grounds. The library is hosting a Clam Tasting Showcase at the VFW Hall from 4 to 6 p.m.
Waldoboro Day is a completely volunteer run event, and all decisions are made by the volunteer committee. We meet about once a month at the town office from December till June.
And we always welcome new faces and new ideas.
We involve as many civic and school groups as possible in the events and planning. Local vendors of all kinds are encouraged to apply for a space on the grounds. Last year we had a great turnout of Waldoboro youth enjoying field games, dunk tank, and carnival type games at the AD Gray field. It was a wonderful sight to be seen!
We hope to see you and there, for the Friday night dance, early morning pancake breakfast, the 5k race, the parade, the vendor event, field games, music and dancing, and the fireworks!
We are always looking for more volunteers to help supervise the little kid area, serve as parking attendant for handicap area, traffic director at the top of the hill at AD Gray, organize the pie in the face fun, lots of volunteers are needed along the 5k route, judges for parade contest and the set-up of tables and chairs under the tent.
If you or someone you know would like to help out, please contact Katlin Puchalski at email@example.com.
Chair of the Waldoboro Day Committee