Mariaville-Otis News of Neighbors

The countdown is on. There are only eight days left until the start of the two-day event that will celebrate Mariaville’s 175th anniversary. The posters that have begun to pop up in neighboring counties couldn’t be made big enough to list all the events and finer details. Did you know that the spaghetti supper, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariaville Grange on Aug. 19, will be followed by a coffee house at 7, and both are offered by donations that will benefit the What’s for Suppa? Food Pantry? An evening of music will be offered by the nationally acclaimed Jimmy Barnes, The Big Luvv band will give us rock ‘n’ roll favorites and Ray Lambert will delight us with his specialty of Quebecois music. If that isn’t enough, a “Jeopardy” show of Mariaville trivia will be presented by Mariaville’s own Scott Austin. Alex Trebek had a prior commitment.

Saturday’s festivities begin with a parade that starts at 10 a.m. and includes Mike Povich’s band, bagpipers, fire trucks, law enforcement, the Shriner clowns and go-cart unit, Smokey the Bear and so much more. Please note that Mariaville Road will be closed to traffic from Fellis Construction to the Carr Road for a short time.

There will be a chicken barbecue at noon, a bean supper at 5:30 and snow cones and snacks for the hungry in between. At 6:30, an old-time dance will get the Grange to stompin’ to music by The Sheep Island Rovers. There will be a huge craft fair earlier in the day, displayed quilts, games, rides, historical displays, train rides and the planting of two beautiful maple trees at Town Hall to commemorate the occasion. Patsy Jordan will be present for those interested in genealogy.

Let’s not forget the garden show. To enter your vegetables, fruits, cut flowers and potted plants to compete for ribbons and other prizes, please contact Ray Lambert at 537-3452 or [email protected] or Jim Tintle at 537-5811 for further instructions.

Commemorative T-shirts will also be for sale and are available now at Town Hall. We really hope to see you there to share in the merriment.

For your entertainment this weekend, the Aurora-Amherst Congregational Church, 604 Airline Road, Amherst invites you to an afternoon of beautiful music. A classical piano concert featuring virtuoso pianist James Wesley Nga from Malaysia will begin at 3 p.m. Mr. Nga has performed extensively in North America, Europe and Asia, and is currently on the faculty of the acclaimed Bay Chamber Community Music School in Rockport. The presentation will consist of traditional classical selections as well as one modern classical selection, performed on a Yamaha grand piano. Admission is free of charge, but offerings to benefit the church’s instrument replacement fund will be appreciated. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion. Please join them and show your support for the arts!

Please e-mail [email protected] or call 537-2200 with your community news.

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