The 32nd Annual Wells Christmas Parade will be hosted by the Wells Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Dec. 10. COURTESY PHOTO/Wells Chamnber of Commerce

The 32nd Annual Wells Christmas Parade will be hosted by the Wells Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Dec. 10. COURTESY PHOTO/Wells Chamnber of Commerce

WELLS — The Wells Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be hosting the 32nd Annual  Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 10.

The parade starts at 2 p.m. from the Wells Plaza and proceeds north on U.S. Route 1 to the Wells Junior High School. 

The theme of this year’s parade is “A Christmas Wish.”  

The Grand Marshal of the parade this year is June (Hilton) Messier, a well-known figure in Wells.

As a young girl, June summered in Wells with her grandparents and at the age of 14 remained in Wells attending Wells High School, graduating in 1948.  June married Roger Messier in 1952.  They have two children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Her volunteer efforts in Wells are legendary.  She served on the school board for eight years, was an officer in the Wells Grange for more than 25 years, a board member for the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, served on the Wells 350th Celebration steering committee, was one of the earliest members of the Senior Needs Committee of Wells and Ogunquit where she became (and still is) the Treasurer and has worked tirelessly on efforts to raise funds to build the Wells and Ogunquit Center at Moody (Senior Center),

She’s also the committee chair for the Wells Summer Concert Series at Harbor Park and received a Governor’s Award for Service and Volunteerism at a State House ceremony in April of 2013. 

The parade’s Primary Event Sponsor is Kennebunk Savings, Gold Sponsors are Abbott Bros. Tree Service and Avita of Wells and the Silver Sponsor is DF Richard Energy. 

York Hospital in Wells will be serving hot cocoa and cookies in front of the Junior High School gymnasium at the conclusion of the parade.

Families, youth groups, civic groups, businesses and individuals are cordially invited to participate at no charge.

For more information about the parade, pleasevisit www.wellschriswtmasparade.com or call the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 646-2451.


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