Sunday, December 8, 2013
BIDDEFORD -- Dozens of children added their chalk marks to downtown Biddeford streets at Saturday’s 8th Annual Chalk on the Walk.
Shelby Braese, a junior at the University of New England, smudges chalk in a drawing she created on Adams Street in Biddeford during the eighth annual Chalk on the Walk Community Arts Festival on Saturday.
Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer
The event is intended to promote Biddeford’s family-friendly downtown, said Delilah Poupore, executive director of the Heart of Biddeford, a downtown revitilization group.
This year’s celebration focused on Biddeford’s cultural present and past. While rain and mists kept the crowds down in the morning by mid-day the streets, shut down to traffic, started to fill up with event goers to watch stage performances, ride ponies and play in bounce houses.
“There is nothing better than chalk and bounce houses,” said Melissa Wallack of Gorham, watching her daughter, Kaitlyn, 3, help fill in the mural.