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Senior Parade date change

Please note that a forecast of rain for Wednesday has led organizers to reschedule the third annual Searsport District High School Senior Parade to Tuesday, June 7. The car parade will leave Sears Island at 6 p.m., travel up Route 1 to Stockton Springs, drive through the downtown area, and then head back south on Route 1 into Searsport.

Graduation is set for Thursday, June 9, at the high school. The ceremony will be livestreamed from Memorial Gymnasium. Congratulations, seniors!

50 Years of DAR in Searsport!

On Tuesday, June 14, the Penobscot Expedition Chapter of Daughters of the Revolution will celebrate 50 years of service to the community. The National Society Daughters of the Revolution was founded in October of 1890 when there was an avid interest in history and patriotism. Women were frustrated by their exclusion from men’s groups that perpetuated the memory of their ancestors who fought for independence, so women formed their own group to carry the torch of patriotism.

The DAR’s projects focus on history, education and patriotism in the community. Currently the National Society is restoring Constitution Hall in Washington, DC as local groups work on memorials and genealogy in their own communities.

If you’d like to learn more about the local group, you are welcome to stop by Mermaid Plaza on June 14 at 1 p.m. or call 323-4983.

Celebrate Summer Solstice on Sears Island

The Friends of Sears Island is bringing back the Sea Celebration on Tuesday, June 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be traditional music by the fiddlers, readings about the solstice, a festive procession on the causeway, hula hooping, sidewalk chalk art, giant bubbles, and a sun-themed StoryWalk on the Homestead Trail. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner (no grills, please), and please leave pets at home. Save room for dessert, as Stone Fox Creamery will be selling ice cream out of its truck. The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family will support the Friends of Sears Island’s education and conservation programs. Thanks to Sundog Solar for being the exclusive sponsor! Sears Island is located at the end of Sears Island Road off Route 1.

There’s a new StoryWalk on Homestead Trail called “Living Sunlight” by Molly Bang that will be there from June 15 to July 15.

It’s Methodist Turkey Supper Day

Come by for a takeout turkey supper from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Dinners are $10 per person and include turkey, vegetables, roll and homemade pie for dessert.

Reminders

Primary elections will be held 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14.

Penobscot Marine Museum is now open, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

The Searsport Historical Society meets this Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church with speaker, Charles Lagerborn, discussing the Gamage shipyard.

Book Club is meeting on the Carver Memorial Library Lawn June 14 at 1 p.m.

The library will be closed Monday, June 20, for Juneteenth.