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Burlington 4th




Phil Andrews of Lincoln portrays Uncle Sam in the 4th of July parade.

2012 Burlington/Lowell 4th of July celebration draws a great crowd!

July 4 - Once again, the tiny town of Burlington, Maine and the neighboring town of Lowell attracted people from near and far for their annual 4th of July celebration. The possibility of showers didn't keep people away, and aside from a few sprinkles the weather didn't cause any problems.

This year's theme was Anniversary Extravaganza. A children's parade, followed by the grand parade, provided a centerpiece for lots of fun activities for the whole family.

There was plenty of good food, starting with a pancake breakfast at Ye Olde Tavern where 236 people enjoyed a classic breakfast. Food vendors and various organizations kept the crowd fed throughout the day. The local 4-H had some great exhibits. Blacksmiths, tractors and field games for the kids added to the festive atmosphere, along with a gospel concert, and 42 entries joined the grand parade. Many observers estimated that the crowd was one of the largest in recent memory.

Our coverage is brought to you by the Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union!

For a photo slideshow CLICK HERE

- Happy 4th of July to all from Lee and Connie.


Here's a video of the entire Grand Parade!



Chris Gulesian, shown above, was quite busy most of the day at his Lunch Wagon.

July 4, 2011 - Independence Day is here again, and the Burlington-Lowell area put on the best 4th of July celebration in these parts as they do every year. If you were not able to get there this year, make plans for next year. Great food, games, demonstrations, historical exhibits, farm animals, 4-H exhibits and two parades combined to make a great place to remember our country's beginnings in a festive family atmosphere.  233 hungry people were served at this year's pancake breakfast - a new record! There was a line from Ye Olde Tavern down the street waiting to get in for the breakfast. We think the crowd was record-breaking, too. Chris Gulesian's Lunch Wagon was also doing a brisk business.
The town of Burlington is home to 351 people as of the 2000 census, but the population booms on July 4th every year! The crowd is friendly, the kids are well-behaved, and even the many dogs brought by their owners were quiet and enjoyed getting some extra attention. A wonderful example of small-town Americana, the annual celebration gets better and better each year. The addition of a public-address system added to the enjoyment of the Children's Parade and Grand Parade. Grand Marshall was State Representative Beth Turner.
This is our sixth year in a row of filming and photographing this annual event, and we want to thank the Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union for once again this year sponsoring our coverage from your Lincoln area promotional website!
UPDATE: Kirk Fogg told us "The winning Lowell Fire Company 50/50 raffle ticket # is 329148. Please call 794-5778 or 794-4162 to confirm you have winning #"


This year's parade theme was the American Civil War, and this float seemed to fit right in.

CLICK HERE for a slideshow of today's events. Here are Parts 1 and 2 of our 2011 parade video.



Here's our video of last year's parade!

For a slideshow from 2010, CLICK HERE.
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