Livermore Falls holding special events to celebrate papermakers


LIVERMORE FALLS — Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, Livermore Falls will hold  a special day to celebrate paper makers, the paper industry, logging and wood products. The celebration will be held on the recreation field behind the Livermore Falls Town Office.

There will be plenty of activities planned for children, including log train rides, face painting, paper mache creations and a story time with children’s book author Nancy Prince, who will share her new book. The Wilhelm Reich Museum will also be present.

Matt Galambos, from the New England Association of Lumberjacks, and Sheridan”Shed” Doyle, from Doyle’s Tree Service, will be demonstrating such events as axe throwing, wood chopping, hot sawing (with a big powerful motorcycle engine powered chainsaw) and hand sawing.

There will be a tent available where the public can interview paper makers and loggers who are willing to share their stories. The museum will be open to celebrate 50 years that the Androscoggin Mill has been in Jay. A special tent will be setup for the Quarter Century members. There will be music, food and a game of horseshoes or pickup softball for the adults. There will be a 5K run sponsored by Fitness Styles Gym. To register for that, contact Tom Roy, 207-897-5978.

 Wood vendors as well as craft vendors and local loggers will be available. At 6: 30 p.m., comedian Father Guido of Chisholmore Falls will appear at Murray Hall. Tickets are $12 each, available only in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Vendors interested in attending and people wishing to buy tickets for the Father Quido show, should contact Sherry Judd at 207-592-1807, or by email at: [email protected]