Celebrating 230 Birthdays!
This year, in March, the Town of Orrington turned 230 years old. What does that mean? Well, for starters, the town is going all out to celebrate the special occasion during their annual 10-day, town-wide Old Home Week festival from July 13 through July 22, 2018.
According to our friends on the Old Home Week Committee, the Old Home Week is a non-profit on a mission to celebrate Orrington's rich past, vibrant present and bright future with residents, former Orringtonians, friends and neighbors. With dozens of events on the calendar, this festival has big plans to showcase the best of Orrington: their 230-year history, distinct villages, beautiful natural resources (hello, Penobscot River!), excellent schools, numerous businesses, churches, organizations and the friendly people.
This is the second year that we have sponsored this fantastic festival and we're a big fan. Our favorite event last year? The SedgeunkeDUCK Regatta & BBQ (say that five times fast). And you bet we won't be missing it this year. Check out their website for a complete schedule of events!
Of course, we have to tip our cap to Orrington - 230 birthdays is really something to celebrate! We're big fans of history over here at the PRCC and we're always talking with people about the history of this region and the Penobscot River.
Just like the river, the towns along its banks have changed over the years, and it's important to pause and reflect on where we've been to help us determine where we're going. Did you know that, back in 1788, the town was to be named for Orangetown, Md., but, by a misspelling in the act of incorporation, the name became Orrington?
As always, we hope to see you there to celebrate our past, our present and our future!