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Big Band Music, Swing Dancing, Parades, and a “Dummy” to Celebrate Orrington

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It’s one big birthday celebration for the Penobscot County Town of Orrington!

Let’s face it. It’s a big deal when you’ve been around for two hundred twenty five years!

The Town of Orrington is celebrating and you’re invited to take part in all of the festive activities planned for the week of July 13-21, 2013.

Organizers for the Old Home Week celebration committee wanted to honor the town’s rich historical value while providing fun activities for the entire family throughout the week that would benefit non-profit organizations in the town.

A huge parade kicks off the fun on Saturday, July 13th at 11am which will ask participants to come with donations for Operation Christmas Child which collects and distributes shoebox gifts to millions of children in over one hundred-thirty countries.

On Tuesday, July 16th, the Center Drive School will come alive with the sounds of big band swing music performed by the Queen City Big Band and donations will be taken at the door for The Gifts of Music, a non-profit organization that benefits music education in Maine.

That music performance and dace runs from 6 to 7pm and then the Ed Thomas Revue follows, featuring ventriloquist and Orrington native, Ed Thomas and his sidekick Hugo.

History buffs will love the antique tractor pulls and living history demonstrations planned for July 20-21st at the Curran Homestead, another Orrington-based non-profit organization supporting education.

There’s a whole lot more to the list of celebration activities so put the week of July 13-21st on your calendar to help Orrington celebrate Old Home Week.

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