Archive for the ‘Festival’ Category

Shoreham Festival—Saturday, September 2

August 27, 2006

The Festival is almost here! Events begin at 9 AM and conclude with fireworks some time after 8:30 PM. The full schedule and other details are on the Festival’s page. Some quick notes follow:

  • Tag Sale items should be left at the Firehouse on Friday. Saleable items only, please! Tag sale runs from 9 to 1; prices are $2 per bag of goods, $4 per box—all proceeds benefit the Fireworks Fund.
  • Parade is at 2:00; stage behind Seedway at 1:00. Everyone is welcome to march (or drive) in the parade, so don’t be shy!
  • The Classic Car and Motorcycle shows will be near the school; register on-site. Join the parade!
  • Contests and games are ongoing around the Common all day
  • Cake-eating contest at 2:30
  • The Platt Library is celebrating its 100th birthday with a birthday cake judging at 4:00—all cakes will find their way to the Selectboard Supper at 4:30. Check out the Library’s page for details on their Book Sale, face painting, henna tattooing, and to register your cake for the judging.
  • Selectboard Supper—4:30 at the Firehouse. Tickets will be available at the door ($10/adult; $5/5-12 yrs; under 5, no charge); The menu is spit-roasted beef, with pot-luck side dishes and desserts (plus those birthday cakes!). Everyone is encouraged to bring a bit of pot-luck, whatever’s your favorite that would be good with roast beef. Contact Denise Gibeault if you need inspiration or to find out specifics. All proceeds go to the Fireworks Fund.

If you want to lend a hand, contact Heidi, we can always use help getting folks parked, or cleaning up after the supper.


Festival Plans Are Rolling Along! Deadline approaches

June 22, 2006

The plans for the Shoreham Festival are coming along wonderfully. Full day activities are planned. Thank you, Hannah and Keith Farrell for taking this on to make it a full day of fun. The Platt Library is on-board with some great ideas, and we're still looking for input from other local groups about what they want to do. Deadline to get event/booth-space requests in is June 30! After June 30, we should have a complete itinerary of events.

There will be a parade at 2pm—everyone and anyone who wants to march down (or up?) the road is welcome! I you have a car or a cart or a buggy or a wheelbarrow you want to deck out and parade through town, here's your chance. No advance notice is needed to be in the parade, just watch for notice of where and when to get staged as the day approaches.

Despite the weather (!) we did raise $120 for the fireworks fund at the town lawn sales! We'll be holding another flea market sale at the Festival and will be taking donations for items the week prior. Watch for notices.

Also, still looking for a few more volunteers to help at the Festival— mainly for pick up and to help run some games. If you can help at all, please let me know—call, or use the signup form.

Finally, if your group wants booth space, there's a place to indicate it on the signup form. We need to know so space can be coordinated. [Heidi Lanpher]

Shoreham Festival Meeting—June 8

May 26, 2006

5:00 PM • Shoreham Inn

Everyone who wants to be involved, or has plans for the Festival needs to attend this meeting—this is when we move forward or drop it. If you or your group is thinking of/planning something for the day, it is critical that you commit at this meeting. Festival plans will be finalized by June 30th! I would like to see a member from every community function there. (Library, Newton Academy, Historical Society, Planning, Selectboard, seniors, churches, tractor pullers, etc.) [Heidi Lanpher]

2006 Shoreham Festival

April 21, 2006

Plans for this year's Festival (September 2) are well underway. Here's an update:

“The meeting March 11 went great. A lot of ideas were started and are the in process of being accomplished. One thing we did find we need is volunteers to help in the evening, cleaning up after the meal and putting tables away. We also are looking for some donations for the raffle we are having during the day. We have also decided to do a Bingo during the day (and maybe night), and the flea market will make its way back to the Shoreham Festival (donations will be welcome starting in August). There will also be a few 50/50 raffles throughout the day.

“Please, if you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know. The day should be complete and successful for everyone. Just come and walk in the parade or dress up and ride something. Come and enjoy. Find your town spirit. Shoreham is a fun place with great people.” [from Heidi Lanpher]