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North Yarmouth's annual festival promises 'Decades of Fun'

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North Yarmouth's annual festival promises 'Decades of Fun'

NORTH YARMOUTH — The town's annual community celebration is back again Saturday, Sept. 8, with the theme of "Decades of Fun."

North Yarmouth Fun Day, which takes place at the Village Green on Route 115, begins with a parade at 9 a.m, according to the town's Events Committee. The parade starts at the White Pines Community Church on Route 9 and ends at the Village Green, where this year's North Yarmouth distinguished citizens, Clark and Kathy Whittier, will be honored.

The "decades" theme continues through several Fun Day events.

There will be tie-dying from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., allowing participants to relive the 1960s by having an article of clothing juiced with extra color. The "Decades of Style" hair and makeup tent will be open from 2-3 p.m., with the Shear Joy crew at the helm. Disco dancing will ring in the '70s from 2:30 to 3 p.m., and a "Decades of Style" fashion show will run from 3-3:30 p.m.

The Yarmouth-based 317 Main Street Ensemble performs at 10 a.m., the same time the "Seat Belt Convincer" will allow people to experience how a low-speed crash feels.

A diaper derby and face-painting begin at 10:30 a.m., and a dog agility and training demonstration runs from 11 a.m.-noon.

The Wicked Good Band, known for its musical satire, will perform from noon-12:45 p.m., and then from 1:15-2 p.m. A horseshoe tournament and bucket shuttle will be held at 12:45 p.m., followed by "hardcore hula-hooping" from 2-2:30 p.m.

Old-fashioned races and a walkabout of town properties will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and a bean supper wraps up the homage to Americana from 5-6:30 p.m.

Log onto northyarmouthevents.org/fun-day for more information.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.