‘Shrek,’ football mean parking crunch at Yarmouth High School

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YARMOUTH — A scheduling conflict and anticipated parking shortage on Saturday has created the need for shuttle bus service to and from Yarmouth High School.

On Nov. 14, the high school football team will be hosting the Class C Southern Maine Football Championship against visiting Wells High School at noon, while the high school Playmakers will be performing “Shrek: The Musical” at 2 p.m.

Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff said the anticipated parking problem will be remedied by free shuttle bus service from Yarmouth Elementary School, Harrison Middle School, and the Interstate 295 park-and-ride lot at Exit 15. The front parking lot at the high school will be reserved for “Shrek” attendees.

“This is a difficult situation that we are attempting to address on several fronts,” Dolloff said. “Rather than placing blame on one activity or the other for creating this situation, we must work together as a community to minimize the disruption to either group and support all of our students in these worthy pursuits.”

Dolloff said car pooling, drop-offs, walking, and riding a bicycle are also encouraged. He added that the school is “making arrangements in-house” for students who are participating in the events.

The showtime for “Shrek” was set before the football game was scheduled. Dolloff said the School Department tried to schedule the game at a different time, but was “met with a lack of cooperation from the opposing school.”

Dolloff also encouraged people to buy tickets in advance. Tickets for the musical can be bought at the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center box office at the high school, or by calling 846-2335. Tickets for the football game can be bought at the high school athletic office.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext.125 or kgardner@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

I'm a reporter for The Forecaster covering Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth. I'm from a small town in NH no one's ever heard of. When not reporting, I can be found eating pasta and reading books, often at the same time.