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Fun Day 2017


Fun Day 2017 will be held on Saturday, September 16th at the North Yarmouth Village Green.

The theme for Fun Day 2017 is "Living Well in North Yarmouth." Our goal is to raise awareness of the Living Well in North Yarmouth committee (LWNY), which formed in 2017.

After a survey of town residents, LWNY began working on projects that were designed to improve life for everyone in town -- from kids to seniors. The survey clearly indicated that townspeople wanted more social activities, so the group organized an ice cream social in April. LWNY is working together with the Events Committee and the Parks and Recreation Committee to plan a Kite Festival for October 7th, 2017.  LWNY also organized two daytime meetings for people who wanted to learn more about ongoing town projects. Other achievements include creating a rideshare program and publishing a print and electronic Resource Guide for townspeople, which is now available in print and at NorthYarmouth.org.


Program

Click here to view or download a PDF version of the Fun Day 2017 program


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's generosity, there is free parking very nearby on Route 9. Handicap parking is available behind the fire station. 



Restrooms

The restrooms in the fire station will be open to the public. 


ATM

The nearest ATMs are at Food Stop and at Atlantic Federal Credit Union in Cumberland. While many of our vendors will accept credit cards, cash is required to purchase game tickets. 


Schedule


  8:00 am Skyline 5K Trail Run/Walk 
Please join us for Skyline Farm’s 4th 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/funday-4thannual5ktrailrunwalk
 


10:00 am  Opening Ceremony
The American Legion Post 91 Color Guard will help us kick off Fun Day with the Pledge of Allegiance. 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 2017 Fun Day T-shirt Design Contest: North Yarmouth's own Samantha Pynchon!




 







The bulk of the ceremony will be devoted to honoring 2017's Distinguished Citizens: Eric and Kevin Robinson! The Robinson brothers are the driving force behind the North Yarmouth Veteran's Memorial Park. Click here to read their story!


10:00 am - 4:00 pm All Day on the Village Green
  • Old-fashioned arcade games (10:15 am - 3:30 pm) - built by Ron Hamlin, these local treasures have entertained a generation of North Yarmouthians. Every player is a winner! Game tickets cost $.50 and sales will stop at 3:15 pm.
  • Face Painting - let the lovely and talented Gail Strattard use your face as the canvas for her next masterpiece!
  • Climbing Wall and Bungee Jumper - just as much fun as the ones at the fair, but at a fraction of the cost! Just $4 per turn.
  • Bounce house and inflatable obstacle course - $1 each!
  • Food booths - patronize the booths and support the North Yarmouth Fire Company, Walnut Hill Garden Club, North Yarmouth Historical Society, Greely Class Officers of 2020 and Greely Swimming.
  • Food Vendors - enjoy some delicious Kettle Corn or cool off with an Italian Ice!
  • Vendors - 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!
  10:30 am 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! Registration is $5, payable at the Information Booth before 10:15 am. 
  11:00 am  Party Palooga Balloon Show
A perennial Fun Day fan-favorite! This isn't some third-rate balloon animal show — this is balloon art! There'll be a 45 minute show followed by a chance to get your own balloon creation.
 
11:00 am Cribbage Tournament
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, your hosts Ryan Jacobson and Jim Faunce will make sure you have a great time! Cash prizes will be awarded this year, too! 
 
12:00 pm  Nikki Hunt Band
We're super excited to have Nikki Hunt back for her second Fun Day in a row! This time she is bringing her whole band! 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 to see what this amazing young lady can do!

  1:00 pm   Living Well Obstacle Course 
An important part of living well is staying in shape and overcoming whatever obstacles that life puts in front of you! We'll put the youngsters through their paces and award their hard work with Fun Day dollars!
 
2:30 pm   Juggling with Jack Streeter
You may recognize Jack Streeter from local parades or from the inaugural LWNY Ice Cream Social this spring. After Jack amazes you with his incredible juggling expertise, he'll be available to help budding jugglers hone their own skills. 
  5:00 pm Bean-hole Bean and Spaghetti Supper
It's a Fun Day tradition for a good reason. Nobody makes beans like the North Yarmouth Fire Company and this year they're adding spaghetti to the menu! 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 and coleslaw. Get there early to make sure you get a piece of Margie Hansel's amazing carrot cake! Treat the family to a great meal with your neighbors. There's no set price for this supper - pay what you want!

Vendors
  • All Star Collectibles - Pokemon cards, toys, Magic the Gathering.

  • Cape Critters - Kid's craft to benefit "Scooter's Playground Project" to raise money for inclusive & accessible playgrounds.

  • Fantasy Glass Designs - Handmade glass beads, glass bowls, plates, candleholders, necklaces, and ornaments.

  • Greely Project Grad 2020 - Build-your-own cupcakes.

  • Hansel's Orchard - Apples! FMI: hanselsorchard.com

  • Kettle Korn - Popcorn made FRESH!

  • Living Well in North Yarmouth Committee - North Yarmouth's newest committee and its mission to improve the lives of all North Yarmouth residents.

  • LuLaRoe Clothing - Fashionable and comfortable clothing. FMI: lularoe.com

  • My Trades of Hope - Fair trade jewelry, bags, scarves and more. FMI: mytradesofhope.com/gretchenquatticci

  • North Yarmouth Business Association - FMI: northyarmouthbusiness.com

  • North Yarmouth Congregational Church - Free pet treats to promote the Pet Place Pantry. FMI: nyccucc.com

  • North Yarmouth Fire & Rescue - Fire prevention and safety

  • North Yarmouth Town Office - FMI: northyarmouth.org

  • Renewal by Andersen of Maine - we provide free in-home appointments to provide project quotes for Renewal by Andersen windows and doors

  • Rodan + Fields Premium Skincare - FMI: rodanandfields.com

  • Shadow Hill Farm - Alpaca and sheep fiber products: rugs, yarn, roving, stuffed animals, socks, gloves FMI: shadowhillalpacas.com

  • Slush Express Italian Ice - refreshing Italian ice in a wide variety of delicious flavors


Non-profit Food Vendors
  • Greely Class Officers of 2020 - mac and cheese, chili, more
  • Greely Swimming and Diving - 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 help 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
  • Bowdoin Excavation
  • Casco Bay Paving & Construction, Inc.
  • Cedar Springs Technologies, Inc.
  • Law Offices of Thaddeus V. Day, PLLC
  • Michael A. Frost, DMD
  • Hansel's Orchard
  • North Yarmouth Variety
  • Patriot Insurance Company
  • Soft Trac, LLC
  • TSD Environomics, Inc.