Boys State Participants

Bonny Eagle High School students Joe Elsemiller, Garret Steinbuchel and John Vedral have been selected by Standish Memorial Post 128 to attend the 68th annual American Legion Dirigo Boys State program to be held this year at Thomas College in Waterville during the week of June 21-25.

The purpose of Boys State is to provide Maine high school juniors with the opportunity to participate in a program that supplements their high school courses in government and its functions. In this program, young men roleplay as they learn to campaign for local, county and state offices and then organize and carry out the functions of the state government.

The students were nominated by high school faculty and selected by Post 128 because they have demonstrated, above their peers, the desired qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service to their school and community.

Grand Marshal

Organizers are ready to celebrate the sixth annual Standish Summer Spectacular happening Thursday through Saturday of next week. Steep Falls resident Dorothy “Dottie” Hulit was chosen as this year’s Grand Marshal.

Hulit was born in Porter, Maine, the eighth child in a family of 10, and moved to Steep Falls at age 5. Hulit’s love for the town was evident as she stayed to raise her own three sons.

Hulit began her teaching career in Baldwin before moving to Standish schools where she taught kindergarten for 30 years, retiring in 1987.

Hulit has been a member of Steep Falls Baptist Church for 70 years, and during that time served as financial secretary, assistant treasurer and trustee and deacon emeritus. She has also been an active member of the Steep Falls Fireman’s Auxiliary, and the Active Senior Citizens of Standish.

When announced at the Grand Marshal at a Standish Town Council meeting, the Standish Summer Spectacular Committee had this to say: “As a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, teacher, historian and volunteer, Dottie is the embodiment of this year’s theme, “It Takes a Village.” Her own village of Steep Falls embraces her as their own, and the greater Standish community has benefited from all that she has to offer as well. The Spectacular Committee has chosen a well-deserving grand marshal for this year’s event, and we encourage everyone to be present at the parade on Saturday, June 27, as she leads the festivities.”

Schedule of SSS Events

Thursday, June 26

6:30-8:30 p.m.: The kickoff event, “A Taste of Maine,” will take place at Standish Boat Launch on Sebago Lake Thursday evening. This event profiles local and statewide restaurants, which gather to provide samples of their food and beverages to attendees. The cost is $5 for 10 sampling tickets, with each item costing one ticket.

(Rain location: Edna Libby School)

Friday, June 27

6-10 p.m.: Beach Boogie at Kiwanis Beach on Watchic Lake. Music by Chandler’s Band, Flamin’ Raymin’ and Sizzlin’ Suzzan’ followed by fireworks.

(Rain location: George E. Jack School)

Saturday, June 28

7:30-9:30 a.m.: Pancake breakfast at Standish Congregational Church, Oak Hill Road, $5/adults, $3/children.

8 a.m.-noon: Community Marketplace at George E. Jack School courtyard. Artisans, florists, plant/bake/yard sales, local business displays and more.

(Rain location: George E. Jack School)

10 a.m.: Spectacular Parade. Rain or shine. Starts at Blake Road, proceeds up Route 25, ending at Standish Congregational Church.

2 p.m.: Steep Falls Village Gazebo, Saco River Jazz Ensemble

(Rain location: Steep Falls Fire Barn)


The Standish Town Council Appointments Committee is accepting applications for the vacant seat on the Town Council. Under the provisions of the Town Charter the Town Council is able to appoint someone to this seat until the June 2016 Annual Municipal Election. The Appointments Committee is also accepting applications for several committees including the Appeals Board, Public Safety Committee and the Planning Board.

For more information, contact Town Clerk Mary Chapman at 642-4678.

Bonny Eagle High School students Joe Elsemiller, Garret Steinbuchel, and John Vedral have been selected by Standish Memorial Post 128 to attend the 68th annual American Legion Dirigo Boys State program to be held this year at Thomas College in Waterville. From left are the post’s Americanism officer Alan Dube, Elsemiller, Steinbuchel, Vedral and post Commander Bruce Roubo.Courtesy photo

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