History to be celebrated

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LIVERMORE FALLS — It is a celebration of the past, and you’re invited.

Livermore Falls History Night and Cruise-In is set for 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 28, with Saturday, May 29, set as a rain date, in downtown Livermore Falls in the area of lower Depot and Main streets.

There will be antique tractors, cars, trucks and motorcycles along with displays of the history of the area and organizations, including the Livermore Falls Fire Department, Village of Riley in Jay and dairies. There will also be music, dancing, food, vendors and lots more to take people back in time.

Jason Gibbs will offer hayrides from Lamb Block on Depot Street through downtown to Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum on Church Street.

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Barry Wood and the Impacts will be performing 1950s and 60s rock and roll in the Lamb Block parking lot, and the Moose Creek cloggers will perform at 5:45 p.m. there as well.

Silver and Gold and The Melodears will perform at the Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum will be inviting people to see the new welcoming center in cooperation with Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce.

The Livermore Falls Downtown Betterment Group will have a table near the town office to roll out its “Take Pride” Initiative that will target beautifying the downtown area. A visual tour created by member Kathleen Szostek will also be shown.

The initiative encourages people to take pride in the area.

Several building and business owners in the area have already improved the looks of their property since last year’s event.

“We are hoping that people will come to the event to see all of the work that has been done through the facade improvement grant that the town received,” businessman and event organizer Kenny Jacques said.

“It has made quite an impact on the look of the downtown.”

dperry@sunjournal.com

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