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Hello All,

It sure is a scorcher today. Hot out there it is for certain. The farmers have hay to take care of, and people are dealing with gardens, and mowing lawns. Need to be busy before any rain comes our way. And they are spreading the liquid manure. 'Tis agriculture country.

Saturday event

The Knox Bicentennial Parade went off smoothly. Nice to see those that supported this effort. Rep. MaryAnne Kinney read the Legislative Sentiment regarding our town's 200 years of rural living, and presented it to our town leaders and citizens. Another one was read in memory of Clayton Larrabee and presented to his family.

A Chicken Barbecue was furnished by Freedom Fire Department. A commemorative stamp postmark was on postcards and envelopes and for sale. The book is all printed and ready, a brief history of the 200 years, they are $10 and T-shirts also. Also wooden nickels, and some other bicentennial coasters and a round plaque that can be ordered if anyone is interested. They will be at the Town Office for all to see.

Galen Larrabee, our first selectman, remarked he will use one to make a clock, and it will be on display at the Town Office.

Thanks from the Bicentennial Committee and Knox Historical Society to all who came, and supported this day.

Sympathy

Our condolences to the families of David Stewart and Jimmy Sanderson (class of U-F 1964) who have recently passed away. They are in our thoughts.

Next supper locally

The Freedom Congregational Church supper will be on Saturday, Aug. 3, 4:30 to 6 p.m. This will be roast beef and all the fixin's. Yummy.

Fiddler's Fest

The 47th Fiddle Fest is soon coming on Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. FYI call 453-2017.

Flea Markets Thursdays

Local businesses and vendors will have Flea Markets on Thursdays till October, weather permitting. Stop by and say hi to Julie at "The Shed" by the RR trax, next to Bryant Stove in Thorndike. Get in on this, see Diana at Thorndike Mill, or Garden Variety.

Moxie Ad

Peter Paton is in a YouTube ad for Moxie, a Maine Media Moxie commercial by advanced young filmmakers. It is pretty nifty, too, and of course comical.

On TV

And speaking of TV, little Miss Destinee Doughty, who is now 4 years old, was on Big Ol' Fish Saturday morning, displaying her first fish she caught. What a cutie she is! She is the daughter of Darren and Heidi Doughty.

Football

The Free Youth Football Clinic starts on Monday, July 22, 5:30 p.m., for K-seventh-graders at Larrabee Field on Abbott Road. Come and see if your child would be interested in this.

Until next week,

Stay safe, and drink lots of water. Have fun and enjoy our nice days. Our summer seems so short. Get some fresh veggies, most stands have all kinds of goodies, or if you are lucky you have your own garden. Take care.