2012-02-06 / Local

Bowdoinham birthday bash begins

Bowdoinham 250th Celebration



MAX CROMWELL, 6, of Falmouth, in photo at left, leads a “school of smelt” from the Bowdoinham Masonic Lodge to Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham during Saturday afternoon’s Smelt Parade. The parade was part of the Ice and Smelt Festival, which kicked off a series of events to mark Bowdoinham’s 250th anniversary celebration this year. The elements — thin ice curtailed some events — and the fish — no one caught any smelt — altered some plans for the Friday and Saturday festivities, but the smelt-headed children who took part in the parade seemed unfazed. 
DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD MAX CROMWELL, 6, of Falmouth, in photo at left, leads a “school of smelt” from the Bowdoinham Masonic Lodge to Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham during Saturday afternoon’s Smelt Parade. The parade was part of the Ice and Smelt Festival, which kicked off a series of events to mark Bowdoinham’s 250th anniversary celebration this year. The elements — thin ice curtailed some events — and the fish — no one caught any smelt — altered some plans for the Friday and Saturday festivities, but the smelt-headed children who took part in the parade seemed unfazed. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD


PARTICIPANTS in Saturday’s Bowdoinham beard contest await results in the Merrymeeting Arts Center. The contest, designed to pay tribute to a contest held 50 years ago to mark the town’s 200th birthday and prior facial hair competitions, drew competitors from town and from other Maine communities. 
DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD PARTICIPANTS in Saturday’s Bowdoinham beard contest await results in the Merrymeeting Arts Center. The contest, designed to pay tribute to a contest held 50 years ago to mark the town’s 200th birthday and prior facial hair competitions, drew competitors from town and from other Maine communities. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD

BRIAN HAMNER of Gardiner, who won for the Full Natural Beard category, poses with his prize, a little book of beards. 
DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD BRIAN HAMNER of Gardiner, who won for the Full Natural Beard category, poses with his prize, a little book of beards. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD

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