LIVERMORE FALLS — The always popular History Night & Cruise-In will be joined by Art in the Park on May 27, organizer Kenny Jacques said.

The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. downtown.

“It’s a good night for people to get down into town and see the good things that are happening,” Jacques said. “It’s what people used to do on a Friday night.”

Once sponsored by the Livermore Falls Downtown Betterment Group, History Night was taken on by the Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce last year because the town’s insurance didn’t cover it.

Jacques said private donations from businesses and individuals cover most of the costs.

“Anyone wishing to make a donation to History Night & Cruise-In should make them through the chamber,” Jacques said.

All spaces downtown along Route 17 between the railroad tracks will be reserved for antique vehicles. Classic cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles are expected to be on display.

Gina Balsamo-Labbe is coordinating Art in the Park, which will take place primarily in Union Park and the Medical Arts Building parking lot. It is designed to showcase the artistic and musical talents of individuals and/or groups.

Balsamo-Labbe said Art in the Park is being interpreted in the broadest sense to include many types of visual and performing artists. Musicians, dancers, sculptors, artists and others are invited to participate. 

“Anyone who wishes to share their creative expression is invited,” Balsamo-Labbe said.

She hopes to have artisans, such as pottery designers, jewelry makers and weavers, demonstrate their work.

For more information or to sign up for a spot, call Balsamo-Labbe at 207-500-9055 or email [email protected]

Jacques invites people to see the restored World War II cannon in Union Park.

Also part of the festivities will be Jason Gibbs offering tractor rides around the downtown. The Livermore and Livermore Falls historical societies will have displays in the Knowlton Block.

Jacques said Area Youth Sports will sell food. Kenny Smith and Treat Memorial Library will offer snow cones and popcorn. Other local nonprofits will also hold fundraisers.

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