Maine Farm Days slated for August 21 & 22, 2019

The cows at the Misty Meadow Farm produce 10 gallons of milk each day! With about 700 “milkers,” that is a lot of milk! That could be used to produce over 3,000 pounds of cheese daily. See where the cheese for your pizza, and the ice cream, and the yogurt, and many other dairy products come from.

Maine Farm Days, to take place on August 21 – 22, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., is an Agricultural Trade Show held on a working farm. Open to the public. Admission is free. Farm Days, Inc. joins the host families, John and Belinda Stoughton and Tom and Kimberly Wright in addition to others in order to sponsor this agricultural exhibition. The Stoughton family opens their farm up to the public but they do not stop farming. You have a chance to see how it works. They just allow the public to come in and join the operation and see what is involved in the operation of a large dairy farm. If you joined them in previous years, come and see the changes.

There will be baking contests, a children’s tent, prize drawings, classes about pesticides and pests, vendors displaying equipment and products in addition to many people and groups in attendance set up to answer questions. There are two large tents for vendors and one devoted as a children’s tent. other tents for workshops.

It is approximately a thousand-acre operation that milks over 700 cows, producing approximately two million gallons of milk annually. Come and visit all aspects of a working dairy farm in central Maine. Take advantage of the Stoughton family’s willingness to open up their entire farming operation to the public.

Just follow the signs. Come and join us on the farm. Maine Farm Days.

The Misty Meadows Farm is located on Hill Road, in Clinton. Check out the website for details at www.MaineFarmDays.com or check us on FaceBook.

Burnham named to dean’s list at Plymouth State

Caelie Burnham, of Clinton, has been named to the Plymouth State University dean’s list for the Spring 2019 semester, in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Burnham is a business administration major at Plymouth State.

Veterans observe July 4 holiday

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6924, in Fairfield, wave to cheering crowds during the Central Maine Fourth of July celebration held in Clinton. (photo by Beth Fisher, Central Maine Photography staff)

 

Residents in Clinton celebrate the 4th of July, 2019. (photo by Beth Fisher, Central Maine Photography staff)

Cancer walk at Clinton school

From left to right, co-advisor Mrs. Cloutier, sixth grade students Kaylie Smith, Kylie Delile, Colton Carter, Alyssa Carter and co-advisor Mrs. Buck. (Contributed photo)

Clinton Elementary School’s Student Council led the school in a Bulldog Strong Walk-a-thon cancer walk for the American Cancer Society recently. Students and staff carried with them lists of names of the people they know or have known who had cancer. Over $1,002 was raised.

Souper Bowl gathers 927 food items

The 2019 “Souper Bowl” Food Drive competition at Clinton Elementary School. (Contributed photo)

The week of January 28 – February 1, the student council led the annual “Souper Bowl” Food Drive competition at Clinton Elementary School. The classrooms were divided into two teams – the Patriots and the Rams – and competed to see who could bring in the most items for the Town of Clinton’s Food Bank. The Patriots team won and the school donated a total of 927 items, making the annual event a success for everyone involved.

Grappling tourney held as veterans tribute

Jacobi Peasley, 6, of Benton, and Jackson Jandreau-Hanson, 6, of Clinton. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography)

Huard’s Martial Arts Maine Skirmish grappling tourney was held on Nov. 11, as a tribute to veterans. Winners in the age 6 and under Sumo wrestling division were Jacobi Peasley, 6, of Benton, and Jackson Jandreau-Hanson, 6, of Clinton.

PAL football senior division champs

Front row, from left to right, Jackson Collman, Cameron Stewart, Colty Carter, Roman Parish, Troy Hamlin, Gavin Wilson, Michael Dearborn and Chairity Thebarge Middle row, Cameron Dostie, Justin Day, Maddox Santone, Zack Wentworth, Dane Zawistowski, Jayden Burnham, Henry Wadsworth, Derrick Crowell, Cameron Blodgett and Devon Young. Back, coaches Ben Dostie, Roy Lawrence, John Stewart, Jeremy Collman, Toby Blodgett and Todd Carter. (Photo courtesy of Casey Dugas)

Members of the Clinton Lions, Fairfield PAL senior division, went undefeated with a 10-0 record to claim the division title.

Central Maine celebrates July 4th at Clinton festivities

Alex, left, and Wyatt Fotter pass out American flags at the July 4 parade, in Clinton, during the three-day Great American Celebration. (Photo by Mark Huard, owner Central Maine Photography)

Clinton July 4 celebration

The Clinton July 4 Great American Celebration parade will start at 10 a.m. in Clinton, on Wednesday, July 4. The annual celebration, formerly held in Winslow, will be at its Clinton location for the second year.

This year, however, the parade will form at the Formtek parking lot on the Hinckley Road, across from the Tradewinds. The parade route will continue down Baker Street, take a left hand turn onto Main Street, pass Powers Auto Sales on Rte. 100, and continue on to the Clinton Lions Fairgrounds. This was done to make the parade route longer so more people can join the crowd to enjoy the parade.

They will be accepting floats or interested people in the parade until the day of the parade. Contact Anthony Barton or Matthew Gyles with any questions.

Those along the parade route are asked to park in appropriate places in order for the homeowners to stay happy.

First places on first try

Huard’s Martial Arts student Jackson Jandreau, 5, of Clinton, entered his first martial arts competition on March 24, at Thomas College, in Waterville, and captured first place in forms, fighting and chanbara. (Photo by Mark Huard)