ESTELLE SAASTAMOINEN MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
GLENNIS JAMES CHILDREN'S CORNER
207-354-8860 39 CROSS ROAD CUSHING MAINE
Cushing plans to celebrate Maine's Bicentennial Year (2020) with numerous special events over two full days: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16.
“There's so much happening and we'd love to have people get involved and participate, especially with the parade” says event coordinator Wendy Roberts. “It's going to be a fun two days.”
If you would like to volunteer to help out, or have ideas and suggestions to share, Roberts can be reached at: 354-2341 (landline), 691-0833 (cell), or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 7:30-10 am: Community breakfast including blessing and period recipes, Broad Cove Church;
* 11am-1pm: Parade (includes floats, kids on bikes, pets, walkers), Cushing Rescue Squad, Cushing Fire Department, oldest Cushing resident-Alma Black, Grand Marshalls (Select Board);
* 2-2:30 pm: Time capsule placement at Cushing Community School;
* 2:30-4 pm; Baseball game, Cushing Recreation Field;
* 4-6 pm: Cookout, Cushing Fire and Rescue Station;
* 7:30-9 pm: Historical photo display, barn dance, Cushing Historical Society.
* 9 am: Church service, Broad Cove Community Church;
* Time and event to be decided (by Cushing Historical Society): Old South Cushing Church
* 2-4 pm: Historical presentation (students' research about Maine), display of Maine and Cushing books, Historian David Rockwell to speak, Cushing Public Library.
The Library recently received a generous donation from a local resident – a series of novels by the late British author Alexander Kent. These exciting & well-reviewed adventures in naval history focus on the British Royal Navy, from the Napoleonic Wars to the 20th century. We are so thrilled to receive such a generous gift.
English novelist Douglas Reeman, a master storyteller of the sea, from the time of Nelson to the twentieth century, has been thrilling readers around the world for over 50 years. Under his pen name, Alexander Kent, the former Royal Navy officer continues to chronicle the adventures under sail of Richard and Adam Bolitho. As Douglas Reeman, he writes about naval action during the twentieth century, with a primary focus on Britain's Royal Navy. At present, he has more than 34 million copies of his books in print.
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