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Originally published in Castine Patriot, July 5, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, July 5, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, July 5, 2018
Annual Penobscot Day promises full day of events
Saturday, July 14

by Anne Berleant

A parade of imaginative and often hilarious floats? A yard sale that stretches as far as the eye can see? Breakfast, lunch and dinner options? It must be Penobscot Day. The annual town celebration begins at 7 a.m. with an-all day yard sale on the grounds of the historical society, with breakfast and coffee available for early birds and lunch served at 11 a.m.

The parade begins at 10 a.m., marching down Southern Bay Road and up Route 199. Be ready for candy thrown from those on the floats to the crowd, a parade tradition.

Games and activities follow the parade at Penobscot Community School.

The volunteer fire department will hold its annual chicken BBQ fundraiser at noon, and the Methodist Church on Northern Bay Road will serve a church supper at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy live music behind Bayview Take-out, with fireworks set off over the Bay as darkness settles.

Schedule of events
7 a.m.: All-day yard sale, breakfast, silent auction, exhibits and vendors at Penobscot Historical Society, Rte. 199.
9:15 p.m.: Parade participants line up at South Penobscot Baptist Church on Southern Bay Rd.
10 a.m.: Parade down Southern Bay Rd. to Penobscot Community School.
11 a.m.: Lunch at Penobscot Historical Society.
11:30 a.m.: Chicken BBQ at the Penobscot Fire Department, Rte. 199.
5:30 p.m:. Church supper at the Methodist Church, Southern Bay Road.
7 p.m.: Mike & Susie Fay and friends perform at Bayview Take-out, Bayview Rd.
Dusk: Fireworks over Northern Bay, best viewing at Bayview Take-out.