Alexander Hosts “Home Town Jubilee”

Photo: Grace Howard, Miss Penobscot Valley Princess of 2017, representing the crown in the parade at the Home Town Jubilee.)

By Natalie Scott

This past Saturday, community members gathered at the Alexander Grange Hall for a bit of summer fun. The day started off with some music played by a local, Dan Daley. He strummed his guitar and sang tunes like, ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ by John Denver, as others sang and danced along.

Around 11 a parade made its way down the Cooper Road for all of the town to see. The town firetruck, a few sleek looking cars, and even a goat made an appearance for everyone. A Jeep with the ‘Jurassic Park’ logo and a giant dinosaur in the passenger seat caught the attention of many. Even Grace Howard, Miss Penobscot Valley Princess of 2017, tossed candy to the children. “She volunteered to represent the crown,” her mother, Melanie Howard, said.

A cake walk was held around 1. Various cakes were made for others to view. There was also a car show at the local Alexander Elementary School. A few of these hot rods made their way into the parade, and then were brought back to the school for viewing.

Throughout the day concessions were available for those who wanted to snack. Hot dogs, chips, sausage, drinks, sundaes, and more were on the menu. Free games were also made available to the children, as well as grab bags. Displays and crafts that locals brought in were also ready to view. 

The Alexander Art Trail, located on Burrows Lake, not too far from the festivities, was open to the public. Some took time out of their day to check out all of the statues, each of which is completely carved out of wood. The trail features wood carvings such as mermaids, a mimic of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, woodland creatures, and many other interesting pieces. Although the trail was touted as open for touring on the day of the Jubilee, it is open for self-guided touring at anytime. 

Dan Daley playing guitar and singing for the Alexander community at the Home Town Jubilee.