Clicky
 
E-MAIL US

LINCOLN HOMECOMING 2010

QUOTE UNQUOTE

"I have enjoyed looking at all the photos you have of the Homecoming Festival. You and Connie do a great job capturing all the events and I know there are a lot of people from other areas that go to your website to find out what's going on in Lincoln." - Lisa Goodwin , Town Manager of Lincoln

"Thank you Lee, Connie and Clay's for providing coverage for folks near and far who may have missed the festivities!" - Shelly Crosby, Events Coordinator Town of Lincoln

YOU CAN HELP
assure that this web site stays online!

Our Homecoming 2010 coverage is brought to you exclusively by

Clay Funeral Home

7 Lee Road • Lincoln, Maine • 207-794-2941 • www.clayfuneralhome.com

PARADE FLOAT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Overall winner - Hannaford

Category First Place Second Place Third Place
Best Theme Float Hannaford Penobscot Valley Hospital Greater Lincoln Christian Academy
Most Original Idea Miss Maine
Arrika Knights
Miss Mini Maine
Makayla Farrington
Katahdin Cellular
Best Group or Club Jubillee Class of 1960 United Methodist Church
Best Entertainment M.A.D.E. Dance Studio Ed "John" Totz Full Gospel Tabernacle
Best Antique Truck Simple Snacks Access Auto Grant Clay
Best Truck Thornton's W. T. Gardner Clay GMC & Chevrolet
Best Antique Car Cliff Barker Steve Corriveau Class of 1960
Best Car Paul Mulligan Cole-Whitney Ford Phil Andrews
Best Sports Vehicle ATV Access Auto Dwinal Pond 4 Seasons Club Amber Merris
Best Tractor or Farm John Eckhome Jamie Graham & Sons Don Ramsay
Best Horse Group My Little Ponies Gott Brook Farms Olivia Thompson

Fireworks Video, Part 1

Fireworks Video, Part 2
 
Fireworks Video, Part 3
 
Fireworks Video, Grand Finale
 

5K Run/Walk for Wellness
PVH CEO David A. Shannon presents the medals at the end of the 5K Run/Walk for Wellness

July 20 —A total of 75 people participated in the 3rd annual 5k Run/Walk for Wellness on Sunday, July 18, sponsored by Penobscot Valley Hospital and S.P.R.I.N.T. for Life, a Healthy Maine Partnership. The event was held as part of the Homecoming Festival in Lincoln, and it was a way for the hospital and its supporters to promote healthy lifestyles and good choices concerning exercise and wellness.

"At PVH, we want to do all we can to encourage people to make healthy choices including proper diet and getting more active, says hospital spokesperson Allison Bankston. "We had some very dedicated volunteers on Sunday, and I'd like to thank all of the hospital and S.P.R.I.N.T. for Life staff members and community volunteers who donated their time to help us have a successful event."

S.P.R.I.N.T. for Life Director Robin Carr-Slauenwhite also make a point of thanking all the town and emergency responders who helped keep everyone safe and direct traffic during the event. "We had police, fire, and town officials all ensuring that our runners and walkers had a clear path and could reach the finished line in safety, and we really appreciate all of their help."

The course looped through 3.1. miles (5K) of Lincoln. The first 50 registrants received a free t-shirt, and each walker and runner was entered into a raffle for a variety of prices including yoga mats and healthy cookbooks.

The top overall male winner was Matt Guiod with a time of 18:39, and in the women's overall standings, the top woman was Andrea Johnson with a time of 23:33.



HOMECOMING 2010 - DAY 3
July 17- Here are our photos from day 3 of Lincoln's Homecoming 2010. Just CLICK HERE!

Children's Parade
 
SUPER PARADE!!

July 17 - A super parade today in downtown Lincoln. LARGE crowd with 95-degree temperatures! CLICK HERE for hundreds of photos of today's parade!

- Lee Rand


HOMECOMING 2010 - DAY 2
July 16 - CLICK HERE FOR COLOR PHOTOS OF HOMECOMING 2010 - DAY 2 - LEE RAND

TOOT! TOOT! ALL ABOARD!
 
July 17 - There are events going on all over town today. If you haven't had a chance to ride on the Roaming Railroad, here's a short video for you!

LOT OF "YARD SALES" IN LINCOLN TODAY - FRIDAY !! - Lee Rand Photo

HOMECOMING 2010 - DAY 1
July 15 - CLICK HERE FOR COLOR PHOTOS OF HOMECOMING 2010 - DAY 1 - LEE RAND

Homecoming Video - Day 1
 

RIVERDRIVER'S SUPPER 2010!!

July 15 - CLICK HERE FOR COLOR PHOTOS OF TODAY'S RIVERDRIVERS SUPPER. PHOTOS - LEE RAND

HOMECOMING TRIVIA: WHAT YEAR WAS THE FIRST HOMECOMING IN LINCOLN HELD?


Thanks to these businesses for helping with this year's Homecoming celebration!
Cumulus Broadcasting, Chuck Foster DJ Services, D & M Trailer Sales, Katahdin Cellular/US Cellular, Lincoln News/Gateway Press, Mainely Rent to Own, Rand Advertising LLC/www.lincolnmaine.us, Richard's Sport Shop, Sam's Club of Bangor, & Whitten's Two-Way Radio. (As of 5/25/10)
HOMECOMING FIREWORKS TO HAVE NEW FEATURES THIS YEAR!!!

HOMECOMING UPDATE: More than 70 units have signed on for the parade including 10 Anah Shrine units and the Bangor Community Band.

April 23 - This week, Community Events Coordinator Shelly Crosby and Fire Chief Phillip Dawson met with Steven Marson, President of Central Maine Pyrotechnics, to discuss the 2010 Lincoln Homecoming Festival fireworks display. They walked around of Cobb Field and discussed safety.

Many new displays, including water fireworks, a new design that islaunched beneath the lake’s surface creating illumination of the lake base and then launched 75’ to 100’ into the air! These are eco-friendly, biodegradable and were first displayed last summer along the east coast. Central Maine Pyrotechnics is one of the only companies in the Northeast who use these special fireworks.

The show should last about 22-25 minutes. Be sure to be there! Over the next month, Chief Dawson and Mrs. Crosby will be working with the Warden service to arrange security of the water safe zone perimeter which will need to be at least 350 feet.


A LITTLE HOMECOMING HISTORY
July 1 - We thought you might like to see some photos from an earlier Homecoming celebration. These photos, courtesy of Leann Thornton, were taken on Main Street near Thornton Brothers. You can see how that area has changed since 1983!

This year's Homecoming theme is
"Just Cartooning Around"!
The Spirit of America Foundation Award was presented to the Homecoming Committee before the Town Council Meeting on Monday, April 12.

HOMECOMING '10 ENTERTAINMENT BEING FINALIZED
Rise Above Extreme BMX/Skateboarding Pro Show Signed
February 5 - According to Shelly Crosby, Events Coordinator for the Town of Lincoln, the entertainment for this summer's Homecoming is really starting to take shape! One particular act that has been finalized after months of negotiating is the Rise Above Extreme BMX/Skateboarding Pro Show. This exciting ensemble of characters is known nationally for stunt work and professional gigs such as: X-Games, The Mt. Dew Action Sports Tour, MTV, MTV2, CBS, NBC, ABC, Camp Woodward, The CBS Early Show, Great American Fundraising, QSP Fundraising, Levis, CVS, Pepsi, Ball Park Beef Franks, The Wasserman Media Group, Clear Channel, Live Nation, NBA, NFL, Time-Warner,to name only a few. They'll be in the parade on July 17th as well as performing two shows that afternoon in Veteran's Memorial Square.

According to Crosby," “This is the first time that this nationally known group has performed in the State of Maine, and it is exciting that Lincoln has the opportunity to share this dynamic group during our festival. I’m sure that the kids and older folks too, will get a kick out of their performances!”

The Roaming Railroad (pictured above) was enjoyed by kids and adults alike last year, and plans are being made for a return again this summer. Much more is being planned for this summer's Homecoming here in Lincoln, the week of July 11th, so mark your calendars now!

Birdie Googins ,"The Marden's Lady", entertained at Lincoln's 2010 Homecoming Festival on Friday, July 16, 2010.
It's ALWAYS a fun time to be in Lincoln, Maine over Homecoming! To see coverage of past homecoming celebrations on the Lincoln area web site, just CLICK HERE!