Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Day for Ducks

Today was truly a day for a duck. The 2nd Annual Duck Race was held at Great Island Boatyard to Benefit the Harpswell Community School PTO benefiting  the PlayGround.  The predicted weather for this weekend was heavy rain both Sat and Sun not what all the tourists, brides, graduates and shop owners were hoping for the first weekend in June. Over 500 plastic ducks were contained in a "coral" in the water at the Boatyard and while it was still light rain the ducks were let go and the Race Was On. Each duck cost $25 to purchase and there were 5 fabulous prizes including a night at the Log Cabin.  A Big Thank You to Mrs. Bailey the first place winner for donating the IPad back to the School. I was hoping I would win that IPad or the 2 kayaks. There was plenty of food and desserts to chose from and all kinds of kids games. If you are here for the Duck Race next year please stop by and see how much fun you can have with a duck in the rain, well hopefully it wont be raining next year.
  Today was also the 2nd "Fly In" at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. With the rain it wasn't much of a Fly In but last year when I attended it was a load of fun. Also this is Bowdoin College Alumni Weekend and Congratulations to our room guest Mr. Woodin on his 50th Reunion. I think it is Sue's 22nd but I am not asking. The other thing I did at 8:30am  in the rain today was Coach 30 kids between the ages of 5-7 T Ball. It is quite amusing some run to 3rd base first, sometimes there are 2 kids on base, sometimes they are just out in the field picking daises but at least they are out there and not watching TV.
  There is  a new Vietnamese Restaurant that opened on upper Maine St. near the Church. We are sad
to see Back Street Bistro closing along with Lilee's but look forward to another spectacular season at Maine State Music Theater at Bowdoin College.

I know many of you subscribe to DownEast Magazine so don't miss the article on page 25
"Destination Brunswick" and the wonderful insert on page 36&37 of Harpswell.

The one good thing about the rain all day is that I don't have to cover the pool tonight.
As expected we lost power last night so I am a little late posting the blog.

Healthy Wishes...Alicia