Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear the Town of Maine, happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuu...and many more. The Town of Maine is turning 175 this year and they'll be celebrating all year long.

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10 years is a decade, 100 years is a century and 200 years is a bicentennial, so how long would 175 be? Is there even such a word? Yep, it's demisemiseptcentennial and it means anything that's associated with or related to, the commemoration of an event that happened 175 years before.

So the Demisemiseptcentennial committee is planning many activities throughout the year. It'll be filled with some good old-fashioned family fun and in 2023, we all could use some of that.

Nanticoke Valley Historical Society
Nanticoke Valley Historical Society

They are offering a series of square dance lessons on March 4th and March 11th from  6 to 8 p.m. at Maine Memorial Elementary School, Rt. 26 in Maine. March 27th is the 175th anniversary date (1848) of the town's incorporation. That evening will be a Toast to the Town celebration at the pagoda  beginning at 6 p.m.

The Town Of Maine Celebrates Its 175th Year

In true celebratory mode, they'll continue the 175 celebration during Memorial Day weekend. It'll begin on Friday, May 26th with the return of the Gong Show. If you have a 3-minute PG act, here is your chance to perform in front of a live audience. This could be my chance to take my disappearing foot trick to the next level...or maybe not.

There will be a beard-growing contest on Saturday, May 27th but you don't need to wait, you can grow your beard now. There are many different categories including the "Why'd I bother?" beard.

There will be bathtub races, the "Maine" event, cornhole (for you younger whippersnappers) and more. The weekend will end with their annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th.

Our world has changed a lot in the last several years, so it's nice to take a small step back in time and enjoy the simpler things in life.

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