STRONG – Strong’s 2023 Pierpole Day takes place on Saturday, July 8. The Strong Area Health & Dental Center – In partnership with the Healthy Community Coalition, and Maine Family Planning – will host a fun 5K run/walk event. You won’t want to miss this family-friendly outdoor activity!

The event course will start and end at the Strong Area Health & Dental Center – 177 North Maine Street in Strong. The event will begin at 9:00 AM. Those who plan to register on the day of the event should arrive at 8:30 AM. In lieu of a registration fee, please bring a donation – either a non-perishable food item for the community pantry, or diapers for MaineHealth’s Diaper Drive. In addition to the run/walk event, we will have participation bags for the first fifty participants, and the mobile health unit to provide health education and Hepatitis-C screenings, along with kid’s games and prizes.

Please visit the following Eventbrite page and pre-register to help the planning committee prepare –

The Pierpole Day 5K planning committee is also looking for volunteers to help ensure this event is a success for the community. Volunteers are requested to assist from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM on July 8. Volunteers will help with setup, teardown, and other assorted tasks. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Ayla Haines at ( 207 ) 860 – 8609 or by no later than Friday, June 30.

Pierpole Day is an annual event celebrating local heritage and history. The day is named after the Wabanaki (Abenaki/Amaseconti) settler Pierre “Pierpole” Paul. Paul and his wife, Hannah Susup, came to the Strong area in the late 1700s to settle in what was known at the time as Middletown.

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