Letter: Fire won't stop the fun in North Yarmouth

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I am the parade coordinator for North Yarmouth Fun Day on Sept. 21, and I have been fielding many phone calls in the past week, since Wescustogo Hall burned to the ground: Will Fun Day go on? We love the parade, what will happen?

I am writing to reassure everyone that we will certainly have a parade, and with everyone’s help, it will be a good one. We want to celebrate our town as we do every year. At 9 a.m., the parade will start on Route 115 at Fat Andy’s on Route 115 and go for a half mile up to North Yarmouth’s Village Green, adjacent to the Wescustogo Hall site. Anyone is welcome to join the parade; you can reach me at jess@pawsandplay.biz.

Two wonderful distinguished citizens will lead the parade this year: Ursula Baier and Bob Geyer. They are both very significant: Ursula is our town’s longtime historian and Bob is a longtime firefighter. We have lost a historic building, but people like Ursula are still here to tell its history, and Bob spent over 40 years as a member of the North Yarmouth Fire and Rescue that worked so hard to contain the blaze.

During the parade and with Fun Day we will thank them both.

Jessica Dyer
North Yarmouth