Orland Celebrates 35th River Day

ORLAND — Captain a homemade raft, row a dinghy blindfolded or cannonball into the Narramissic at Orland River Day Saturday, June 25.

The 35th annual community bash features a parade, children’s games, food and craft vendors, a cannonball contest, raft and dinghy races and more.

The day starts at 7:30 a.m. with a leisurely 3.5-mile canoe or kayak paddle from the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery to Orland village. Rental kayaks will be available for $20.

Afraid of falling in? Castine Kayak also will offer a kayak capsize and rescue workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The cannonball contest will start at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for biggest splash with style and littlest splash with style.

Rafters will set off aboard their homemade craft at 1 p.m. The dinghy rowing contest will follow at 2 p.m. Participants should choose their partner and navigator wisely. The rower will be blindfolded.

A silent auction and raffle will be held in the Orland United Methodist Church Parish Hall from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Silent auction items include jewelry, Red Sox tickets, a children’s metal detector and more.

The celebration wraps up with a street dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information, call 469-0077.

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Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

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Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.
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