Oh What You Missed, Part 2
Greasers met hippies at the Searsport Shores Campground 1950s & 60s weekend, a fundraising event for the Pine Tree Camp of Rome, Maine. Part 2; Continued from last posting.
Saturday featured an entire day of activities including a horseshoe tournament and a dunking booth where Bob, ever the good sport, splashed down in icy water about thirty times.
Campers were more than willing to buy $5 blocks of ice for the tank to support the cause along with the softballs to throw at the target to dunk Bob. Laughter abounded as Bob teased the pitchers and often paid the consequences but all in good fun.
Also on Saturday afternoon were a hula hoop practice and a second Jello eating contest. That night, the movie “American Graffiti” was projected on a big screen drive-in style for folks to enjoy while munching on fresh popcorn.
Sunday featured a delicious Maine blueberry pancake breakfast served on the beach. Later in the morning there was a hula hoop contest in which the winner was able to hula and walk on shore about 50 yards down to the water line and then into Penobscot Bay.
This was followed by a mega-Twister game on an original game carpet created especially for the event. Sunday’s events were captured by WABI TV Bangor and complementary short interviews with Bob and Astrig ran on the 6 and 11pm news. Perfect summer weather accompanied throughout.
Bob’s original fundraising goal was $1000 but all the events were so successful more than double that amount was realized. Plans are already underway for next years fundraising 50s and 60s weekend scheduled for July 2011.
The organizers would like to thank the following for their generous donations in making the weekend an outstanding success:
Family Traditions Restaurant
Belfast Variety 52
Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground
Gifford’s Ice Cream
Bangor Savings Bank
Searsport Police Dept.
Searsport Fire Dept.