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Home Fun! Homecoming

Our Homecoming coverage is brought to you by Clay Funeral Home in Lincoln.

"Your coverage of Homecoming events was outstanding." - Jack Stewart, Lincoln, ME

"Your pictures from homecoming this year were fantastic as usual. Thank you for the work you do on the Lincoln website. It's wonderful." - Louise J., Lincoln, ME

Sean Chambers Band to return for Homecoming 2013

August 31 - It was announced today that the Sean Chambers Band, featuring Lincoln native Paul Broderick on drums, will be returning for a show prior to the fireworks at Lincoln's Homecoming 20132 next July. This will be their third year in a row performing at the annual event.

2012 Homecoming parade results

Best theme float - Penobscot Valley Hospital

Second place - Full Gospel Tabernacle

Third place  - Cummings Health Care

Best Entertainment - Daisy Troop Number 1098

Second place - FA Peabody

Third place - Full Gospel Tabernacle

Most Original Idea - Lincoln Historical Society

Second Place - Miss Val's Day Care

Third place - Girl Scout Troop

Best Group or Club - Penobscot Off Road Riders

Best horse group - Lincoln Pony Pals

Second place - Willow Thompson

Third place - McKenzie Thompson

Best antique truck - Frank Hammond

Socond place  -Roger Shedd

Third place - Lindall Lyons

Best truck - Cole Whitney Ford F350

Second place - Thornton Brothers Number 29

Third place - Thornton Brothers Number 31

Best antique car - Joseph Jossiassen

Second place - Jeff Stevens

Third place - Paul Mulligan

Best car - Cole Whitney Ford Number 59

Secend place - Paul Thornton PT Cruiser Number 8

Third place - Paul Fitzgerald Number 26

Best tractor or farm - Wakefield Millworks

Homecoming 2012 Wrap-Up from
July 22 - This week was a perfect example of how popular the Lincoln area website is, as visitors to broke our previous three-day visitor record, set during Homecoming 2011, setting a new high of just over 13,000 hits during this year's Homecoming. This proves once again that the website is considered a great source of information about Lincoln, Maine and its surrounding areas. We also saw "likes" on our companion Facebook page, Welcome To Lincoln Maine, go over 3,575 as well as an increase in Twitter followers @LincolnMaineUS!! It's been a great week of growth and acceptance of our Lincoln area website and a show of its popularity, as we once again gave extensive coverage to Lincoln's annual Homecoming festivities.
This year we provided to the world not only a glimpse into our area of Maine, but provided you with more videos, more professional photographs, and covered more Homecoming events than in any year past! From the Riverdrivers Supper through the final night's fireworks display - we were there. We want to thank the Clay family at CLAY FUNERAL HOME here in Lincoln for once again sponsoring our coverage of this fun-filled local event. THANK YOU!
We feel this was another fine festival put on by the Town of Lincoln. We want to say job well done! to Amanda Woodard and all the town workers who worked so hard to make Homecoming the success it was this year. We, personally, want to thank Amanda and Police Chief William Lawrence for being so helpful and accommodating to both of us as we went about our work of providing our viewers on the Internet with colorful and timely coverage of the week's events. It was a lot of work BUT we enjoyed EVERY minute of it. And honestly, we can't wait for next July!
And finally, thank you to the hundreds of people who've sent us e-mails, IM's, and/or Tweets about this year's coverage - we read every one of them! Visit us often, and always, "Welcome To Lincoln, Maine!"
- Lee & Connie Rand
Rand Advertising LLC
Lee Rand Photo

Homecoming 2012 - Day 3

The Sean Chambers Band

July 21 - Homecoming events continued today, with the parade and vendors downtown (see below) as well as two fine bands and fireworks at Cobb Field this evening. Lenny & the Mysfitz provided the first musical entertainment, with the Sean Chambers Band performing before the fireworks display. For a photo slideshow from today's events, CLICK HERE.

Below is a short video introduction of the Sean Chambers Band. We'd like to thank drummer Paul Broderick, a Lincoln native, for being very gracious and accomodating tonight.

Fireworks highlights!

Homcoming 2012 Children's Parade

2012 Homecoming Parade!

July 21 - Thousands of people lined Lincoln's streets this morning to watch the annual Homecoming Parade. It was a warm day, but not as hot as last year. For almost an hour, the parade kept the largest crowd in recent memory entertained. Veterans, bagpipers, floats, beauty queens, politicians, old cars, horses, Scouts, Shriners and more traveled through downtown and along West Broadway. For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE.

2012 Homecoming - Day 2

July 20 - Lincoln's annual Homecoming celebration provided plenty of entertainment all day long, with beautiful weather again today. Our cameras captured the fun, including some videos below. For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE. We'll see you around town tomorrow. We hope you can make it to Lincoln for the parade, bands, fireworks and more! If not, visit this page for our coverage, brought to you by Clay Funeral Home.

The Roaming Railroad!

Maine Forest Service Helicopter lands at Prince Thomas Park!

Fiddler John Tercyak performing at Cobb Field

2012 Homecoming - Day 1

July 19 - The first day of Homecoming 2012 was a big success! For a photo slideshow CLICK HERE! There are plenty more events to come, so join us in downtown Lincoln Friday and Saturday. Check back here for more coverage each day right here, brought to you by Clay Funeral Home.

2012 Riverdrivers Supper!

July 19 - The weather was perfect, the food was wonderful and the crowd was happy. The Riverdrivers Supper has been a summertime tradition in Lincoln since 1947. You might see yourself in the photos if you were there. CLICK HERE for a photo slideshow.

Getting the beanhole beans ready for the Riverdrivers Supper!

The beans are ready!

2012 Homecoming Wiffleball Tournament held today at MA

July 14 - Today 20 teams (four more than last year) played in the annual Homecoming Wiffleball Tournament at the football practice field at MA. Last year's champs, the Has Beens, did not play this year. "Warning Track Power" led by Jake Jones and the Gerrish boys defeated "Bottom of the 5th",  2-1 to win the 2012 Lincoln Homecoming Wiffleball championship for 2012!

"Warning Track Power", winners of the 2012 Homecoming Wiffleball Tournament - photo courtesy of Jason Clay

Teams came to Lincoln from all over the state, from Portland to Caribou. To play in the tournament, each team must have at least three and not more than six members. Players of all ages enjoyed the games despite the 90-degree temperatures. It was nice to see so many young players this year!

Local pro football player Matt Mulligan was also seen enjoying the games today.

Our coverage of all the 2012 Homecoming events, brought to you by Clay Funeral Home, starts here. We'll bring you photos, video and news of all the festivities right here, so come back often.

For a slideshow, CLICK HERE.

Homecoming 3D fireworks glasses available!

The Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce has purchased 3D fireworks glasses that they will sell during Homecoming in Lincoln. Several area businesses agreed to put them on their counters and help with this effort. Those businesses are Possibilities, Smarts True Value, Gillmor's Restaurant, Tibbetts Building and Fuel, Avanti Bridal, Daigle Oil and Tim Hortons.

If you would like to assist your Chamber with this effort, please contact them at 794-8065.These special glasses will also be sold during the Homecoming Parade and prior to the fireworks show on Saturday, July 21. Get yours and REALLY see the fireworks!!!

- Lee Rand 

July 2 - It's almost time for Homecoming! The sign is going up for the famous Riverdrivers Supper. Once again, we'll be there to bring you complete coverage of all the fun. We hope you can join us here in Lincoln for the celebration. If you can't be here in person, you can still keep up with what's happening here on

Our coverage of this year's events is again brought to you by our friends at Clay Funeral Home here in Lincoln.

If you see us around town with our cameras, be sure to say hi!

- Lee and Connie



July 29, 2011 - Former Lincoln resident and drummer for the Sean Chambers Band sent the following note to Lincoln residents vis the "Welcome To Lincoln, Maine" Facebook page today. His band performed before the Homecoming 2011 fireworks show last Saturday evening at Cobb Field.

"I want to take a moment and thank all the people of Lincoln, Maine for making the 2011 Homecoming a special time for all who were there. It was an honor to play with Frank McLaughlin and Lenny and the Misfits, there is some great talent in that small town. Sitting on the drum riser and looking out at family and a few thousand friends makes for a memorable show to say the least. I want to personally thank Lisa McLaughlin, Shelly Crosby and Amanda Beaulieu for their hard work, the town should be very proud to have them. Thank you all for making that day so special.........I will never forget it.... Paul"



Best overall - Hannaford

Best Theme Float - 1st Hannaford, 2nd Penobscot Valley Hospital, 3rd Capello Hair Salon

Best Entertainment - 1st Penobscot Valley Hospital, 2nd M.A.D.E., 3rd Select Embroidery

Most Original Idea - 1st Golden Jade, 2nd Capello Hair Salon, 3rd Northern Lights

Best Group or Club - 1st Full Gospel Tabernacle, 2nd Springfield Chapel, 3rd Girl Scouts #1097

Best Antique Truck - 1st Class of 1961, 2nd Grant Clay, 3rd Bryce Clay

Best Truck - 1st Gardner's, 2nd #24 Crawford's, 3rd #19 Crawford's

Best Antique Car - 1st Ford 1929, 2nd 1972 Chevelle ss (Hilary Emery), 3rd Scott McEwen/Sarah Hannington

Best Car - 1st 80 Corvette (Frannie Willette), 2nd 68 Chevelle (Paul Mulligan), 3rd #35 Grand Marshall (Grant Clay)

Best Sports Vehicle - ATV - 1st Lincoln Power Sports, 2nd Dwinal Pond 4 Seasons, 3rd PV Off-Road Riders

Best Tractor or Farm - 1st Mark Helsor, 2nd Girl Scout #1097


July 25 - HOT!! How's that for a summary of last week's Lincoln Homecoming celebration? Well, it certainly was hot, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or more for all three (official) days of Homecoming, and we had high humidity, too. But that didn't interfere with any of the events or the enjoyment this Homecoming brings to our area every July. Thanks to the generosity of CLAY FUNERAL HOME again this year, your local area web site,, was able to cover the Homecoming events for the 6th year in a row. Starting with the annual Wiffleball Tournament the previous Saturday right up through the fireworks display this Saturday evening, we were there providing area residents and visitors from all over the world with a colorful same-day view of our town and its annual Homecoming celebration. If, fact, we had so many visitors to the Lincoln area web site that our server almost crashed Saturday!!

Using color photos and short video clips we tried our best to cover as much and as many of the people, events and places as possible. Judging from the e-mails we've received and posts of our "Welcome To Lincoln, Maine" facebook page I think we succeeded. To see all of our coverage AND a 3-part HD video of the complete fireworks show, go to our HOMECOMING page under the FUN tab on the Lincoln web site.

Connie and I really enjoyed covering the events, and meeting a lot of you along the way. This was the debut of Lincoln's new Promotions Coordinator, Amanda Beaulieu, and we think she did a fine job, don't you?! All the public safety workers also did a fine job especially considering the heat and the crowds throughout the celebration. Also, Lincoln gave a nice "welcome home" to Paul Broderick, who is the drummer for the Sean Chambers Band who entertained at Cobb Field prior to Saturday night's fireworks.

The success of this event was because of the many people working to make it so, and the thousands of you who are part of this great community. We're glad to have been able to be a part of this community effort, and in our small way to contribute to its success. We'll be back again next year, and, we hope you will too! In the meantime, CLICK HERE for a slideshow summary of Homecoming 2011 featuring many photos we hadn't put online yet.
- Lee Rand


July 23 - Three pre-fireworks concerts were held tonight at Cobb Field, followed by an excellent fireworks show. Fire Chief Phil Dawson estimated the crowd to number around 4,500. We took plenty of photographs - CLICK HERE to see our slideshow. We also have video of the entire fireworks show, which you can check out below!

We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of Lincoln's 2011 Homecoming celebration, which has been brought to you courtesy of our sponsor, Clay Funeral Home. We thank them for their support, and look forward to next year's Homecoming!

- Lee & Connie

July 23 - Day three of this year's Homecoming is another hot one. Before the parades, clouds, a cool breeze and a few raindrops gave some comfort to the crowds gathering to watch. A short Children's Parade (video below) was followed by the Grand Parade. The theme this year was "Dancing Thru the Decades", and the Grand Marshall was Hervey Clay. The parade included veterans, politicians, fire trucks, Shriners, Smokey the Bear, beauty queens, dancing groups, ATV clubs, classic cars and much more. CLICK HERE for our photo slideshow. If you attended or participated in the parade, you might see a photo of yourself. If you live too far away to be here, you can still enjoy the festivities.

Children's Parade Video!



July 22 - The Roaming Railroad will take you on a free ride around the downtown area. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning (rare for this area) for today until 8 pm.

Civil War re-enactor Tim Baker of Lincoln was at the Lincoln Historical Society museum next to the library. He's pictured here with some Civil War bullets found at a battlefield in Virginia. For a slideshow of some of today's activites, CLICK HERE. Here's a short video:


July 21 - The 64th annual Riverdrivers Supper was very nearly rained out tonight, but the sun finally came out just as the supper was getting underway. The beanpots were unearthed, and the biscuits, hot dogs, potato salad and all the other fixings were soon ready for all the hungry people lining up to buy tickets. Everyone was having a great time finding friends and family among the crowd. If you couldn't get to the supper, or you want to see if we got you on camera tonight, we have a photo slideshow for you. CLICK HERE to take a look.


July 21 - Lincoln's 2011 Homecoming celebration officially got underway this morning, with events taking place all over town. Our photographer has been around town today to bring you some colorful photos. CLICK HERE to see what he found!

July 20 - Vendors are shown setting up for Homecoming in downtown Lincoln. 



First Event of Homecoming 2011

-Lee Rand Photo

July 16 - Lincoln's week-long Homecoming got off to a fun start this morning as 16 teams took to the fields at Mattanawcook Academy for the 15th Annual Wiffleball Tournament. The players not only faced stiff competition, but had to endure temperatures in the 90's, hot sunshine and rising humidity! Family, friends and fans cheered the teams on, bringing tents to provide their own shade. For a slideshow and video, CLICK HERE to visit our Sports page. The Champions this year are the "Has Beens", Cody Bean, Phil Cayford, Nate Ellis and Anthony Stewart (pictured left to right in the official tournament photo below).

This was also the beginning of this year's Homecoming coverage by your Lincoln area website, which ended with video and photographs of the fireworks at Cobb Field.


June 29 - The Lincoln Historical Society's museum at the 1836 Corro House next to the Lincoln Memorial Library will be open during Homecoming on Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22 from 10 amto 3 pm, and on Sunday, July 24 from noon to 3 pm. Stop by during their Open House for a glimpse of Lincoln's past!

From 6 pm to 8 pm, a DVD featuring Lincoln's military veterans will be shown at the Corro House. The video is 27 minutes long. Be sure to come and see this inspiring tribute to our veterans.

Homecoming crowd on Main Street July 2010. For photo slideshows from the 2010 Homecoming celebration, click these links: Day 1,  Day 2,  Day 3,  Parade
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