2012-08-03 / In the Know

Summerfest offers ‘one last hurrah’

By Nicole Hall
Special contributor

As the summer winds down and the nights get longer, Scarborough Community Services offers up “one last hurrah” in the form of our annual Summerfest celebration.

Established in 1997 to celebrate the completion of the athletic field lighting system, Summerfest has quickly transformed into a celebration of summer, giving our local students and families an opportunity to gather once more before heading back to school.

Summerfest 2012 is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17 and will be held from 4 to 10 p.m.

Grab your friends and family and head down to the Scarborough High School sports complex to enjoy delicious food, great live entertainment and a fantastic fireworks display beginning at 9:15.

This year’s event includes music by Beware of Pedestrians, a pop-funk band comprised of Scarborough and Gorham high school students, followed by headliner Motor Booty Affair, the ultimate disco party band.

A wide assortment of foods to fit any taste or appetite is offered at Summerfest and include traditional fair foods such as burgers, hot dogs, fried dough, french fries, onion rings and ice cream, as well as homemade favorites such as apple crisp, blueberry pie, barbecue pulled pork sandwiches and so much more.

Many booths are run for fund-raising purposes by local nonprofits, so bring the family and come for dinner or dessert and support your local businesses and organizations.

Other offerings geared toward children and kids at heart include laser tag, moon bounce, climbing wall, air jumper, face painting, dunk tank and mechanical bull.

Scarborough Public Works, police, and fire departments will be represented with equipment, apparatus and public education materials. Nancy Crowell, our librarian, will have a display of emergency preparedness items and information for individuals and businesses on personal and professional preparedness. She will also have information about our town-wide community resiliency project.

Scarborough Community Services will continue to accept applications for Summerfest vendors until Friday, Aug. 10. Interested parties may stop by community services at town hall and register for a booth. Applications can be found on the community services special events page of the town’s website, www.scarborough.me.us.

For more information about participating in Summerfest or sponsorship opportunities, call 730-4150.

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