Originally published in Castine Patriot, July 17, 2014
Penobscot Days celebrated under sunny skies
Susie and Mike Fay warm up the crowd for the Penobscot Days fireworks on July 12, 2014 finishing their set up with a couple Allman Brothers songs as darkness falls on the Penobscot riverfront in Penobscot, Maine.
by Faith DeAmbrose
The community came together to celebrate Penobscot on Saturday, July 12. With ample sunshine and good spirit, parade watchers lined portions of Routes 199 and 175 as the roadway was closed and parade floats took their positions. Residents of Penobscot Nursing Home gathered in the shade under a large tree and children eagerly waited in hopes that candy would follow.
And there was lots of it.
The day began with breakfast and a giant yard sale and silent auction at the Penobscot Historical Society. After the parade, a chicken BBQ was held at the Fire House and a slip n’ slide was set up on the school lawn. Aided with a hose and some dish detergent, children—young and old—lined up for a turn.
From an early morning yard sale at the Penobscot Historical Society to a chicken barbecue at the fire station to music and fireworks at night. Throw in a parade, a water slide and more, and you have Penobscot Days, celebrated on July 12, 2014 in Penobscot, Maine. Photos by Faith DeAmbrose and Anne Berleant.
The United Methodist Church of Penobscot took first place for their float—complete with Jesus and followed by parishioners and sheep. Second place went to Cordell Gross and his “Life’s a Beach” float. Third place went to Penobscot Nursing Home.
A supper at the Methodist Church and music with Mike and Susie Fay behind the briefly opened Bayview take-out led into the evening’s main attraction: fireworks.