Waterboro Old Home Days begins this evening on the grounds of Massabesic Middle School and will continue Saturday with a parade, music, bicycle giveaway, fireworks and more. TAMMY WELLS/Journal Tribune file photo

WATERBORO – A parade, games, music, an outdoor movie and a big fireworks display in Waterboro this weekend can mean only one thing: Old Home Days is here.

The annual celebration begins this evening on the grounds of Massabesic Middle School with amusements by Smokey’s Greater shows, fair food, vendors and more, starting at 5 p.m.

Starting at 5:30 p.m. and winding down at 8 p.m., people can try their skill flying a remote control aircraft, with tips from instructors Ed Estabrook and Tony Guimond.

At dusk, Under the Stars Entertainment will show the movie “The Santa Clause,” in keeping with the Old Home Days theme this year of Christmas in July, and those who attend are encouraged to bring the kids. To enjoy the movie in comfort, a blanket or lawn chairs are recommended.

There is a full slate of events scheduled for Saturday, including a 10 a.m. parade that commences at Waterboro Town Hall and makes its way down Sokokis Trail – Route 5 – to Massabesic Middle School.

Games and family fun continue throughout the day Saturday and include free play for youngsters on inflatable creations inside the school gym; Smokey’s Greater Shows amusements outside, vendors, food, pony rides, and more – including bicycle giveaways throughout the day.

There’s a cribbage tournament scheduled for the cafeteria inside Massabesic Middle School at 1 p.m.; a performance by Brooks Dance Center at noon; and live music featuring The Middlemen from 2 to 4 p.m., according to the Old Home Days Committee schedule. Tickle is scheduled to perform 7 to 9 p.m.,

At dusk on Saturday, a fireworks display billed by the committee as “the greatest display around” will be presented by Atlas PyroVision.

With the exception of the parade, all events take place on the grounds of Massabesic Middle School, 134 Old Alfred Road.

There will be a toy collection throughout the day to benefit Opportunity Alliance and committee members are asking people to bring a toy to help Santa out in this endeavor.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 780-9016 or [email protected]

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