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Rain does little to dampen Maine Potato Blossom Festival parade | Print |
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:03

By Christopher Bouchard

Special to the Aroostook Republican

 

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Photo courtesy of Christopher Bouchard

  Elvis impersonator Quentin Warren entertains Potato Blossom Festival Parade spectators Saturday while the star's hits play from a speaker on the car behind him.

FORT FAIRFIELD -- Fort Fairfield held the 68th annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival parade on July 18th, despite random intervals of rain.

 

An assortment of vintage cars kicked off the rainy parade. Drivers, along with local police, cruised through Main Street in a variety retro vehicles such as a Dodge Charger and Volkswagen bus. The rain stopped for the remainder of the parade, and a plethora of cars, trucks, tractors, and floats moved through Fort Fairfield.

  

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Potato Blossom Festival offers more music, events | Print |
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:38

    FORT FAIRFIELD — The organizing committee for the Maine Potato Blossom Festival has announced an expanded line-up of musical performances and new, exciting events scheduled for the annual nine-day celebration being held this year from July 11-19.
    “The Maine Potato Blossom Festival has been one of the highlights of summer here in Aroostook County for more than 60 years,” stated Tim Goff, festival director. “Fort Fairfield and its residents, past and present, have embraced this celebration of our agricultural roots and close-knit community like none other, with dozens of volunteers working year-round to plan the more than 100 events that attract thousands of people to our town and The County.”

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FFHS graduates awarded scholarships | Print |
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 08:10

    FORT FAIRFIELD — During recent commencement exercises, members of Fort Farifield’s Class of 2015 received a total of $135,000 in scholarships, $61,000 from the local community and $74,000 from county and state sources.

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Airman completes basic training | Print |
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:50

    SAN ANTONIO, TX — Air Force Airman Brandon S. Clark graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Risner takes Fort Fairfield helm | Print |
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:45

    FORT FAIRFIELD — Following a three-month nationwide search, the town of Fort Fairfield now has a new leader.
NE-FFManager-DCX CLR-SHAR-23    On Friday, May 29, the Fort Fairfield Town Council unanimously chose James Risner as the new town manager after a search that yielded several qualified candidates. Risner, who is replacing outgoing Town Manager Michael Bosse, is a recent transplant to The County from Virginia.

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