Orrington will once again be the
"Cultural Center of the Universe"
during Old Home Week 2018!
Community involvement is key
The Old Home Week (OHW) committee is looking for a few good men... and women and kids and events! It is only with the assistance of local organizations and families that the entire week can be filled with activities.
OHW is the perfect vehicle to raise awareness of your organization’s cause and/or fundraise at the same time! If your organization would like to host an event, please let us know. The OHW Committee will advertise and promote the events as part of the whole OHW package. This will create a greater impact not only for the individual organization’s event but also for the celebration as a whole.
If you need some ideas to ponder, consider these activities: baseball, softball, street hockey tournaments, golf tournament, arts and crafts fair, decathlon, breakfasts, lunches, suppers, street dance, battle of the bands, decorated bicycle parade and bike safety, touch a truck, pet parade, library events, recitals, talent show, plays, pageants, pet show or whatever your group can imagine! Contact any of the OWH Committee members listed below. They will gladly help you launch your event!
The Committee is also looking for community minded individuals who would like to work with the committee to help promote and produce events this year and for the big 2016 Rendezvous that will require many volunteers. If you have a little extra time on your hands and can help in any way, we would appreciate your time and talents very much. We only meet once a month but the rewards are everlasting!
PERC Open House and Giant Touch-A-Truck
Interested in HISTORY? We got it! The Curran Homestead, Orrington Historical Society Grange Hall, Wiswell Farm will all be hosting events.
Interested in ARTS & LITERATURE? The Orrington Public Library is ground zero. Their humongous used book sale draws bibliophiles from around the region. At 10¢ and 25¢ each, you can build your own colletion! And the talents of local photographers will be on display in the annual PHoto COntest and Exhibit.
Interested in ARTS & CRAFTS? Yup, we'll have that, too! Take part in a class on how to watercolor or create a 3-D masterpriece in one sitting!
Interested in SPORTS? Batter up! Orrington has fantastic baseball, whiffle ball and soccer fields, roadways for biking and running that will be buzzing with activity.
Interested in RECREATION? Go for it! From fishing on the lakes, kayaking in the river, line dancing at the Grange Hall.... Orrington will get your heart pumping and your eyes feasting on the scenery.
Interested in FINE DINING? Old Home Week will be filled home cooking adventures! Savor everything from baked bean suppers to dinners where casseroles are king! Enjoy an ice cream social, high tea, chicken BBQ and lots of burgers and hotdogs on grills.
Interested in MUSIC? The annual Bluegrass will get your toes tapping! And maybe a concert or two!
Interested in THEATER? Performances may be staged at various locales in town... and don't miss the living history re-enactors from the Northeast Primitive Rebdezvous at the Wiswell Farm!
Interested in SHOPPING? The Endless Yard Sale is THE bargain hunter's paradise! Over 100 yard sales covering 70 miles of roads will offer anything from precious pewter to handy housewares, baby bonnets to kitchen sinks.... any everyhitng in between!
And there will be more... even a big birthday party!
Citizen of the Year
Curran Farm Open House