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Page 36 THE QUODDY TIDES 27 July, 2018 Internati I wee by Lura Jackson Stephen, enabling the large majority of The 45th International Homecoming International Festival events to take place Festival, held between August 8-12. is on Saturday. shaping up to be a grand affair featuring Throughout the day on Saturday, craft one of the biggest parades in recent years, and food vendors will line Triangle Park. The development is particularly welcome The International 5-Mile Run will begin ill light of last year's festival, during at 9 a.m. at the ball field. Main Street will which the parade was nearly cancelled as be blocked off from the comer of Church a result of communication issues between to Jo's Diner, enabling easier pedestrian the joint international committee. Follow- travel. Prior to the parade, which begins ing an enthusiastic recommitment earlier at 12 noon, the Averill Lovely Band will this year by organizers and volunteers on play, while afterwards performances from both sides of the border, this year's festi- a variety of musicians and entertainers val has become a beacon of international will take place. G-Force slides, inflatable cooperation, courses, bounce houses and laser tag will To emphasize the focus on the interna- all be available along the riverfront itself. tional portion of the festival, organizers This year's parade, which will begin at determined early on that the opening the Calais Motor Inn parking lot and con- event - Hands Across the Border - need- tinue through to Ganong's in St. Stephen, ed to be as robust as possible. The cere- has been significantly benefitted by the monial event is typically attended by the addition of Anah and Luxor units, with administration and official representatives approximately two dozen from each Ma- from both sides of the border who meet sonic branch. While some units have al- on Ferry Point bridge and share a round ways been a steady presence in the parade, of handshakes. For this year, the goal is the inclusion of every available unit is due to get as many members of the public to the honoring of Anah's Illustrious Po- itself on the bridge - a feat that will be tentate Brad Prout, who has deep roots in hopefully accomplished by a scheduled Washington County. Additionally, orga- meet and greet offering free food and re- nizers have removed the entry fee forjoin- freshments in both Calais and St. Stephen. ing the parade to encourage all In Calais, there will be free hot dogs and individuals, organizations and businesses drinks at Pat's Plus beginning at 5:30 p.m. that are interested in participating to do EST, and all attendees will be given a so. Registration, which can be taken care flag to wave on the bridge for Hands of at the Calais City Building, is still re- Across the Border at 6:30 p.m. With two quired. massive flags to be displayed on the Whereas last year's parade struggled bridge itself, the event promises to be a with communication and volunteer issues, spectacle, organizers have stepped out well in front Most of the events planned for this of that concern, and a team is ready to year's festival are returning favorites, al- assist with the parade lineup and border though some of the scheduling details crossings. have changed. Wednesday afternoon will On Sunday, the young at heart will be see the Doll Hospital and Peanut Fair held able to continue their enjoyment of the G- at Calais Elementary School from 4 to 6 Force inflatables and other activities, p.m and the youth street dance will be though the hours haven't yet been deter- held in the municipal parking lot from 8 mined. An international golfing competi- to 11 p.m. tion - taking place first at the St. Croix Thursday's events in Calais include an Country Club in Calais at 8 a.m. EST and alumni basketball competition at Calais then at the St. Stephen Golf Club at 2 Middle High School at 5 p.m a pirate- p.m. AST - will reveal the most talented themed art show by Tom Brennan to be golfer in the region. A community church held at Camden National Bank, and a mu- service will begin at 11 a.m. in Calais sical performance by Alan Cook at Trian- Memorial Park, and there will be a pizza- gle Park at 6:30 p.m. In St. Stephen, eating contest at Jo's Diner and Pizzeria which is holding its Chocolate Festival at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. the St. Croix Histori- concurrently, several candy-based events cal Society will be conducting a cemetery are planned throughout the day, with mu- tour, with actors portraying past residents sicians 29 and Holding playing at the Ga- for the amusement of the crowd. nong Park in the evening. As always, the festival will conclude Friday's schedule is dedicated solely to with a "massive round of fireworks over the Chocolate Festival events of St. the St. Croix River, to be held at dusk. Phone Well-Drilling 1260 Airline Road, Alexander, Maine 04694 New Competitive Prices Quality Work Need a well today? 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The chocolate pudding Saturday, August 4 - It is Celebrate eating contest will begin at 11 a.m. in the Delecto Day with lots of fun activities town square; the Sweet Sport Tennis Chal- between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Delecto lenge will be played from 1 to 3 p.m. in Body Blast Challenge run/walk will be- Milltown; and the new Kids' Art House gin at l0 a.m. in Ganong Chocolate Park. will open at 3 p.m. in St. Stephen's Uni- Explore the history of Ganong's from 11 versity. The Chocolate Delite meal will a.m. to 3 p.m and there will be a scaven- be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the St. Croix ger hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A musical Christian Center and a Sip, Dip and Paint workshop in the park featuring hymns will will be offered at Dooley's from 6:30 to 9 be held at 6 p.m. as well as a Chocolate p.m. Jamboree with country and bluegrass musi- Wednesday, August 8 - A peppermint cians at the St. Stephen Legion from 6:30 to candy scavenger hunt will be held at Ga- 9 p.m and everyone is welcome to attend a nong Place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m the coffee house outside the Something's Great Chocolate Mousse Cookie Delite Brewing Cafe beginning at 6:30 p.m. will run from 10 to 11 a.m and the hos- Sunday, August 5 - Begin the day at 8 pital auxiliary luncheon will be served a.m. with the 5K Run for Chocolate Fun from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the Masonic Hall. Run and learn to make candy from 11 The start time for Peppermint Patty Bin- a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ganong Place. Lucy's go at the St. Stephen Legion is 6:30 p.m.; Birthday Party will serve from 11 a.m. to and the Sweet Street Dance with Mark 3 p.m and the musical workshop in the Downing will be from 7 to 10 p.m. park, featuring hymns, will entertain from Thursday, August 9 - It is another 6 to 7 p.m. The Chocolate Jamboree is candy-making day at Ganong's from 9 planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the St. a.m. to 5 p.m and a candy hunt will be Stephen Legion Hall and a coffee house held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Mill- will be held outside the Something's town Elementary School. A public swim Brewing Cafe beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be held at the Wentworth Community Monday, August 6 - The Run for Pool from 2 to 4 p.m Canada's Choco- Chocolate fun run and 5K race begins at late Town Recipe to Riches for Kids be- 8 a.m and it is a candy making day at gins at the Super Saver at 3:30 p.m the Ganong's from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundae Chocolate Forest Egg Hunt will begin at on a Monday in support of the SPCA will 125 Milltown Blvd. at 6:30 p.m and the be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Ga- Chocolate Lover's Choctail will be of- nong Chocolate Park; followed by the fered at St. Stephen's University from 7 Treasure Hunt Challenge from 12:30 to 5 to 9 p.m. p.m in the same location; and the H. Wil- Friday, August 10 - A new event, the son Golf Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Dessert Festival, will be held in Kirk Mc- at the St. Stephen Golf Club. Create your Coll Hall from 7 to 9 a.m Jelly Bean own chocolate is planned from 1 to 3 Bash will be at Ganong Place from 9 a.m. p.m.; and the St. Croix Arts Showcase to 5 p.m and the Surprise Pop Up and will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. at St. Kids Zone playground will be from 6:30 Stephen's University. The Anne Lord Pal to 8:30 p.m. The Chicken Bone Pink Car- O' Mine Dog Show will be held from 6 to pet Gala begins on the red carpet at the 7 p.m. outside Pizza Delite, and a new Garcelon Civic Center at 6:30 p.m fol- event, the Chocolate Dip N Paint for chil- lowed by dinner and a dance. dren, will be held at the Presbyterian Saturday, August 11 - A chocolate Church from 6 to 8 p.m. The day will end themed pancake breakfast will be held at with the premiere of the documentary The Trinity Hall from 8 to 10 a.m. to finish Stage at 6 p.m. in the St. Stephen Middle out the Chocolate Festival schedule. 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