Applications available for Moxie parade

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LISBON — The Moxie Festival Committee has announced that the applications for the 2010 Moxie Parade in Lisbon Falls on July 10 are now available. There is no charge and completed applications must submitted by Friday, July 2.

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and how well they depict the theme, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Moxie.” Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Moxie, Most Humorous, Most Appealing, Most Creative and Best Overall.

The parade will start at 9 a.m. and will follow the two-mile plus route from Capital Avenue and Route 196 to the MTM Center on School Street in Lisbon Falls.

Since 1983, the Moxie Festival has been held on the second weekend in July. The festival now includes a three-day pow wow; a Friday night fireworks show; a Saturday parade, 5K race and carnival; and on Sunday, the Chief Worumbo Androscoggin canoe race. Moxie was designated Maine’s official soft drink on May 20, 2005.

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According to Lisbon Public Safety Officials, an estimated 40,000 people attend the festival. The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,300 residents.

To get a parade application, contact Rosie Bradley at 353-3000, ext. 122 or visit www.MoxieFestival.com.

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