The various committees which have been elected by the Central Labor Union to have charge of the big celebration of Labor Day to be held in Lewiston this fall are working hard at their duties and one of the largest attended and most successful affairs of the kind is anticipated.

Plans are being made to accommodate 10,000, all of that number expected to be present if the day is pleasant.

The parade will be one of the largest ever held in Lewiston and Auburn.

Already the Brigade Band and Dominican and the St. Louis Bands have been hired and several more bands from out of town are expected to participate also.

50 Years Ago, 1954

American Legionaires and Auxiliary members hoped last night that yesterday’s ideal weather will prevail today as they officially open their 36th annual Maine department convention in Lewiston.

With approximately 500 early arrivals signing registration books yesterday, department and convention corporation officials expressed confidence that at least 10,000 members and delegates will attend the convention which will wind up Sunday afternoon.

James L. Boyle, Waterville, veteran department adjutant, and Peter Thaanum Jr., Winthrop, National executive committeeman, said last night they were encouraged and impressed with the size of the registration on the eve of the opening day of the three-day conclave.

“But Lewiston always is a good convention city,” remarked Thaanum.

Besides the usual social functions today by both the Legion and the Auxiliary, the principal business by the former group will be the nomination of officers.

This will be done at the opening session at 2 p.m. at City Hall.

25 Years Ago, 1979

Thousands of spectators lined the parade route Saturday morning to view Lisbon’s giant Frontier Days celebration parade.

Although cloudy weather and the possibility of showers had been predicted, temperatures remained mild and the rains never materialized while the sun intermittently peeked through the clouds near the noon hour.

The ZIP ZIP Squares float took first place in the parade, followed by the Poland Starlights and Samson’s Silvernights majorette and drum corps tone group (one group), Boys Scout Troop 124 of Lisbon, the Durham AMVETS color guard and Boy Scout Troop 109 of Lisbon Falls.


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