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Update: Industry’s fireworks a go!

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Fireworks photographed by Steve Mitman

Update: July 4: The winner of the 50/50 Raffle at the Industry Fireworks on Sunday is Ticket # 124790 and Paul Pellitier of Industry held that winning ticket. Congratulations Paul!
Update: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3: Joe Paradis said the fireworks show is definitely on at the Wing’s Field in Industry.

On July 3, Rangeley’s Independence Day Celebration starts with Children’s Day Parade, Silent Auction, Arts & Crafts Show, and Fireworks at Lakeside Park at about 9:30 p.m. Activities held through the day begin at 10 a.m. and end at dusk. Also part of the weekend events, Friends of the Arts presents four performances of the musical Footloose performance on July 4 weekend. The performances will be held at the Lakeside Theater at 7 p.m. on July 1, 2, 4, 5. Reserved seat tickets ($15) are available at The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce on 6 Park Road in Rangeley, 864-5364.

See update above: Industry’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 3 at Wing’s Field off the West Mills Road. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. $10 a vehicle. Come early food vendors will be on site. As a reminder to the patrons once they have entered the field they will need to stay until the show has completed. We appreciate everyone’s patience. Also, we will be holding a 50/50 Raffle. Number will be posted at the gate so they should have the tickets handy when exiting. Fireworks start at 9:15 to 9:30 p.m.

On Sunday, July 3 in Jay, fireworks will be launched from Spruce Mountain Ski Area beginning about 9 p.m.

Carrabassett Valley’s July 4th Celebration is held at the Town Park. Events are as follows: Noon, Outdoor Association Food Booth and Town Pool opens; 12:15 p.m.: Set-up for children’s parade at Tufulio’s parking lot. 12:30 p.m.: Children’s Parade begins, proceeding to the Town Park. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Music by Kathy’s Karaoke, all are invited to sing. 1:30 p.m.: Magic Show. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Children’s Arts & Craft projects. 2:30 p.m.: Surprises in the sawdust pile for ages 3 to 13. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Music by the Coyote Drifters Rock & Roll band 9:15 p.m. (approx): Fireworks.

Farmington annual Fourth of July Parade will be held on Monday, July 4, with line up between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and a parade start at 10 a.m. from the parking lot on the corner of Quebec and Perkins Street in Farmington. The theme is “Building Community, Be a Piece of the Puzzle.” The parade route will be north on Quebec Street, west on Perham Street, south on Main Street and east on South Street back to UMF’s parking lot on Perkins Street.

Also part of Farmington’s celebration, members of the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, on Main and Academy streets, will give away free hot dogs and lemonade after the Fourth of July parade in Farmington. Donations will be accepted for the Franklin County Ecumenical Heating Fund; 100 percent of the contributions will go to support the ECU HEAT ministry. For more information call Rev. Crane at 778-2163. And the annual strawberry shortcake served up with homemade biscuits covered with delicious fresh-picked Pike’s Farm strawberries and whipped cream will be served on July 4th from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. on the Pierce House front lawn, Main Street, Farmington. $4 each. Proceeds will benefit Farmington’s Old South First Congregational Church, UCC, outreach, community service and youth programs.

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