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Fun Day 2016



Fun Day 2016 was held on Saturday, September 17th at the North Yarmouth Village Green.

The theme for Fun Day 2016 was "We Can Be Heroes!" 

Heroes come in many forms and we celebrated them all! Fun Day attendees were strongly encouraged to dress up and pay homage to their favorite heroes, whether they be teachers, firefighters, police or the more fantastic super-heroes of comics and movies. The capes and masks FLEW off the Costume Swap table as folks got into the spirit! The Village Green showcased our local heroes all day long.

Location/Parking

The majority of Fun Day takes place at the Village Green on Route 115. Route 115 will be closed during the day, but thanks to the Smith family, there is free parking very nearby on Route 9. Handicap Parking available behind the fire station. 


Restrooms

The fire station restrooms will be open to the public. 

Schedule


   8:00am Skyline 5K Trail Run/Walk 
Please join us for Skyline Farm’s 3rd annual 5K Trail Run/Walk. The race starts at 8:00 am at Skyline Farm, and the course follows Skyline’s trails as well as a loop through the Yarmouth Water District’s trails.

FMI: http://www.skylinefarm.org/upcoming-events/sept173rdannualfunday5ktrailrunwalk8amstart
   9:30am Parade
This promises to be our biggest parade ever! Get your lawn chairs out early along the North Yarmouth sidewalk, watch from the Village Green or join the parade yourself! Prizes will be awarded for best representations of the "We Can Be Heroes!" theme. To register for the parade, please fill out this form.
   9:45am  Opening Ceremony
The real-life heroes of the American Legion Post 91 Color Guard will help us kick off Fun Day with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Greely High School Chorus will treat us to a live rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner! We will also be recognizing the winner of our 2016 Fun Day T-shirt Design Contest: North Yarmouth's own Anna Raley!
10am - 5pm All Day on the Village Green
  • Old-fashioned arcade games (10-3pm) - built by Ron Hamlin, these local treasures have entertained a generation of North Yarmouthians. Every play is a winner! 
  • Face Painting - let the lovely and talented Gail Strattard use your face as the canvas for her next masterpiece!
  • Climbing Wall/Bungee Jumper - climb the wall like your friendly neighborhood Spider-man or perform acrobat leaps like the nimble Black Widow!
  • Costume Swap - have your kids outgrown their Halloween costumes? Bag them up and bring them to the Costume Swap table and if you see something you like... maybe you can get some of your Halloween shopping done a month early!
  • Cosplay - it's Halloween in mid-September! Dress up as YOUR favorite hero.
  • Food booths - patronize the booths and support the North Yarmouth Fire Company, Walnut Hill Garden Club, North Yarmouth Historical Society and Greely Swimming.
  • Food Vendors - enjoy some delicious Kettle Corn or cool off with an Italian Ice!
  • Vendor tables - there will be crafters and small businesses set up all around the Village Green for you to visit.
  • Photo Booth - pose with your pals in the official North Yarmouth Photo Booth!
  • Pokémon Go - there are TWO PokéStops at the Village Green and there'll be lures on both through most of the day.
   10:30am Diaper Derby
Rose Garden Preschool will once again host the diaper derby, which is a Fun Day tradition! Please note: wagering on babies is strictly prohibited! Please register and pay the $5 entry fee at the Information Booth by 10:15.
   11:00am Dog Agility Demo
Back by popular demand! Come see what Liz Langham of Tree Frog Farm can teach YOUR dog! Tree Frog Farm is a family dog obedience training and agility center — a place to have fun and challenge your dog and yourself. Tree Frog offers behavior counseling, private lessons, group training, family/ companion dog training, puppy consultation and training, agility training. Visit treefrogfarmdogtraining.com for more information.
   12:00pm Cribbage
Head into the fire station to battle for fame and glory — 
and try not to get skunked! If you're really good (or REALLY bad), you may win a trophy. Either way, you're sure to have a great time trying! $5 entry fee.
   12:00pm Party Palooga Balloon Show
A perennial Fun Day fan-favorite! This isn't some third-rate balloon animal show — this is balloon art!
   1:30pm Distinguished Citizen Presentation
Brian Sites has made a huge impact on North Yarmouth in his relatively short time living in town with his wife, Dee, and their two daughters. Please join us in celebrating this volunteering superstar. Brian has worked hard to ensure that those in need have access to firewood, to improve our recreational opportunities in our parks, to create our town brand and to make sure that the new Wescustogo Hall meets our current and future needs. Come show Brian how much we appreciate his efforts!
   1:45pm Parade of Heroes
Whether you bought your costume or painstakingly crafted it over the course of many months or years... here's your chance to show it off! Fun Day Dollars awarded to all participants! 
   2:00pm Nikki Hunt 
We are super excited to have Nikki Hunt make her Fun Day debut! Nikki is a multi-talented performer who has dazzled crowds all over New England with her singing, dancing and hula hooping prowess. Check out her website at nikkihunt.com and look her up on YouTube and you'll see what this amazing young lady can do!

   3:00pm   Hero Obstacle Course 
See tomorrow's heroes in action as they change into their costumes, smash through brick walls and perform daring rescues and other feats! This will be a fun opportunity for the kids (or maybe even the "young at heart") to act out their fantasies and feel like they're part of a comic book or the next Hollywood blockbuster! Participants can wear their own costume or use our loaner cape and mask. Fun Day dollars awarded to all valiant participants!
   5:00pm Bean Supper
It's a Fun Day tradition for a good reason. Nobody makes baked beans like the North Yarmouth Fire Company! The beans go into the ground on Friday evening and spend all Fun Day simmering in the bean hole. There'll also be hot dogs, rolls, coleslaw and dessert. Come on down and treat the family to a great meal with your neighbors. 

Vendors (We are sold out of vendor spaces for this year)

All Star Collectibles
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Fantasy Glass Designs
F.O. Bailey
Italian Ice
Kettle Korn
LuLaRoe Clothing
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
My Trades of Hope
North Yarmouth Business Association
North Yarmouth Economic Development Committee
North Yarmouth Memorial Park Corporation
North Yarmouth Democratic Committee
North Yarmouth Republican Committee
North Yarmouth Town Office
Shadow Hill Farm
Turning Light Center
YMCA of Southern Maine - Pineland Branch

Non-profit Food Vendors

Cumberland Youth Cheering - Menu TBD
Greely Swimming - Pies
North Yarmouth Fire Company - Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Soda, Coffee, Tea, Water 
North Yarmouth Historical Society - Garden Sandwiches, Iced Tea, Lemonade 
Walnut Hill Garden Club - Root Beer, Root Beer Floats, Ice Cream, Brownie Sundaes

Sponsors The Events Committee couldn't put on Fun Day or other events without the support of the local businesses that generously support us. Please patronize our sponsors and thank them for contributing so much to our community!

A+ Garage Doors
Ames Farm Center
Anderson Landscape
Bowdoin Excavation, LLC
Casco Bay Paving & Construction, Inc.
Cedar Springs Technologies, Inc.
Law Offices of Thaddeus V. Day, PLLC
Deer Brook Consulting
Hansel's Orchard
North Yarmouth Business Association
North Yarmouth Variety
Patriot Insurance Company
Soft Trac, LLC
TSD Environomics, Inc.