Scarecrow/Homecoming Parade seeks entrants

FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce are looking for area businesses, organizations and individuals interested in placing an entry in the homecoming/scarecrow parade that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m.

The parade line-up will start at the Fort Kent Courthouse at 10 a.m.  At 11 a.m. the parade will wind its way down Market, East Main and West Main streets, ending on Pleasant Street, at the UMFK President’s residence (Acadia House).

The parade is among the most popular events of the annual UMFK Homecoming Thursday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 23. The Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Festival is held from Friday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 22.

Plaques will be awarded in several categories, including the most creative, best musical, best non-profit, best business entry, judges’ choice, best “Scarecrows Olympics” theme entry, to include a best UMFK entry.

Parade entry forms are also available at the chamber office or by calling the office at (207) 834-5354. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Sept. 14.

For more information, contact UMFK’s Alumni Affairs Office at (207) 834-7557 or by e-mail:

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