Windham is commemorating Maine’s Bicentennial with signature events over the next year. To start off the festivities, there will be a celebratory Maine Bicentennial Kick-off in conjunction with the Windham Public Safety Day, located at the Windham Public Safety Building, 375 Gray Road next Saturday, October 5. The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m.
The day will start with a ceremonial raising of the official Maine Bicentennial Flag followed by avariety of historical games, crafts, and snacks along with a launch of a historical photo scavenger hunt.
Also, there will be historical safety equipment on display, giving everyone an opportunity to see safety equipment once used in days of yore.
According to Maine’s Bicentennial Commission, “Maine became independent—very independent—in March of 1820, 200 years ago. [To celebrate with local festivities] is the perfect occasion to explore all that makes Maine what it is today—our land and waters, history, people and institutions, challenges and successes.
Other events include: Free disposal for unwanted/expired medications, crime scene drone demonstration, K-9 demonstration and fire extinguisher demonstrations – and much, much more.
Join the festivities and celebration next Saturday, October 5th to learn how you, your family, or your community organization can participate in events throughout the year and help celebrate Maine’s 200th
To learn more: https://www.maine200.org/calendar