Area communities celebrating Memorial Day


In Farmington, the annual Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday on Main Street.

There also will be a color guard presentation at the Farmington Honor Roll, which was recently refurbished. Among the changes is new bright blue lettering atop the honor roll. Much of the surfaces was sanded and repainted, including the eagle at the center of the display, which was painted a metallic gold. The city spent $600 on the project after a citizen commented on the disrepair of the honor roll.


Festivities will also take place in Rangeley, with the American Legion parade down Main Street at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Also in Rangeley, the Moose Run and Road Race is at 3 p.m. Sunday. Runners can choose to compete in the 5.2-mile race or the 3.5-mile race, and there will be a 1-mile fun run for children. People can register Sunday at the Chamber of Commerce office. Registration is $15. Participants will receive a T-shirt.


In Phillips, it will be a test of strength at the annual horse pulling, which begins at 1 p.m. Monday at Franklin Park. There will be two classes of 2 pounds of rock, which means 2 pounds on the drag for every 1 pound of horse. Admission is $5; free to those 12 and younger. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded to the top five winners in each class.