OHW Committee Events
The Old Home Week Committee 2017 events
The OHW Committee coordinated the marketing and promotions of the week-long festival, and worked with the following organizations to produce some community events:
• Orrington Public Library on the Photography Contest
• The Town of Orrington on the Endless Yard Sale
• Brewer Wastewater Treatment Plant on the SedgeunkeDUCK Regatta.
For the first time ever, former Orrington resident, Judy Patterson, exhibited her personal collection of antique and vintage clothing. This unique collection, inherited from her family over the years, was displayed on Monday, July 17 from 1-5 p.m. in the historic Orrington Grange building. Included in this local collection were delightful linens, daywear and dressy attire. The items provided a glimpse into the life and times of the past generations. This one-time showing was free and open to the public.
From 3:00-5:00 p.m. on July 17, Orrington's senior residents were invited to see the Vintage Clothing display then stay for a special Elder's Tea in the Grange Hall. This was a great opportunity for the community's elders to gather, reminisce and enjoy each other's company. Tea and coffee was be served with finger sandwiches and tea cakes. Seniors that needed a ride to the Elder's Tea could call Heather Bowden of the Old Home Week Committee at 207-482-9040.
The Endless Yard Sale has grown into one of the most anticipated events in the region and was held from Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23. Thousands of treasure seekers have made Orrington the best place in the State of Maine to find the best bargains. Treasure mapscould be picked up on the days of the sale at Bob's Kozy Korner, R.H Foster's, PizzaLand, Fusion HT, Lav's Auto, Dunkin' Donuts, Dysart's, Town Hall and the Public Library. These coveted maps were also available online on July 20 at www.orrington.govoffice.com and at facebook.com/OrringtonOldHomeWeek. Shoppers then looked for the bright yellow signs all around town. The Endless Yard Sale is sponsored by PERC and USA Energy.
Endless Yard Sale