Video to capture annual North Yarmouth Fun Day

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NORTH YARMOUTH — The town’s annual Fun Day will have documentary footage to prove just how much fun it is.

CGI, a video production company based in Rochester, New York, has been working with Cumberland County on its websites, and all the county’s communities have been invited to create one-minute videos to showcase, according to Susanne Lee, a North Yarmouth resident serving on the town’s Economic Development and Sustainability Committee.

A CGI film crew will be in town for Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 12 – an event bookended by an 8 a.m. pancake breakfast and a 5 p.m. bean supper, both of which take place at the fire station. The crew will film comments from residents at the day’s various events, and capture location shots, all of which will be edited into the final, county-sponsored video, according to Lee.

Local businesses also have the opportunity to advertise with the video, Lee said.

This year’s Fun Day theme is “Start Here,” reflecting the town’s new branding, according to Events Committee member Jason Raven.

The pancake breakfast runs through 9:30 a.m., taking place the same time as a 5K trail run/walk at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane. People can sign up for the race at for $20, or in person on race day from 6:30-7:30 a.m. for $25.

The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at North Yarmouth Memorial School. It will proceed along Parsonage Road and Route 115, and end at Village Green. It’s the first time a cash prize – $300 – is being offered for the best float, Raven said.

The 9:45 a.m. opening ceremony will honor Distinguished Citizen of the Year Dick Brobst, whose service includes nine years on the Board of Selectmen.

Games, food, vendors, bounce houses and bungee jumping kick off at 10 a.m. The diaper derby starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by a cribbage tournament and “Party Palooga Balloon Show” at 11 a.m.

A dog/human lookalike contest takes place at 12:15 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. performance by comedic juggler Steve Corning. Longtime Maine humorist, author and broadcaster John McDonald will sell and sign books at 1 p.m., and a kids’ muster is sure to produce a huge splash at 2 p.m.

The firefighters’ muster follows at 3 p.m., and the 5 p.m. bean supper – the North Yarmouth Fire Company’s largest annual fundraiser – wraps up the day’s festivities.

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

A parade is one of the many activities at North Yarmouth’s annual Fun Day celebration.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.
  • Fan of Cumberland County

    I appreciate that coverage for this event does not contain opinions. If I wrote this piece, I would have made more fuss about charging $20 for a race.

    I look forward to watching the Cumberland County video. There’s a lot to be proud of in this beautiful part of the country.