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Piscataquis River Festival returns to Guilford

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Piscataquis River Festival

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
TALES OF THE WATER — A mid-morning parade from outer Elm Street to the downtown athletic field helped celebrate Guilford’s annual Piscataquis River Festival on Saturday, July 28. This year’s theme was “Up the Creek” and the float for the Guilford Memorial Library featured some famous titles involving watercraft.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
STRETCHER RACE CHALLENGE — A new event at the 14th annual Piscataquis River Festival on July 28 was the stretcher race challenge, as teams used stretchers from Redington-Fairview Hospital of Skowhegan to race from the parade start to finish with entry fee proceeds benefiting gas cards for area residents’ cancer treatments. The winning team attired in field hockey uniforms stopped for a photo on Elm Street prior to the competition.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
CREEK SURVIVORS — One float in the Piscataquis River Festival parade on Saturday in Guilford interpreted the “Up the Creek” theme in a humorous way.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
LEADING THE PROCESSION — The color guard and area Masons began the parade for the 14th annual Piscataquis River Festival on outer Elm Street in Guilford into town to the athletic field.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
WAVING TO THE CROWD — Kimball Insurance, of Sangerville and formerly located in Guilford, was among the businesses and organizations taking part in the 2018 Piscataquis River Festival through town.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
LETTING A LITTLE TRAFFIC THROUGH — The Anah Shriners were allowed to proceed by the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office along Route 15 in Guilford during the Piscataquis River Festival parade on Saturday morning.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
DUCKS ON A ROW OF ATVS — Members of the Abbot Explorers ATV club travel along the parade route.

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