Buxton has been hosting a community parade for a number of years in conjunction with Dorcas Fest, which takes place today. The parade steps off at 11 a.m., and there are a number of events throughout the day. COURTESY PHOTO/Town of Buxton

BUXTON – Weather forecasters say today will be sunny – a perfect day for a parade, and the annual Dorcas Fest in Buxton, which features an array of events, an early evening concert by the Mallett Brothers, and fireworks.

Dorcas Fest – an annual event of the Dorcas Society, takes place at Tory Hill Corner at routes 202 and 112 and includes the annual Cars and Coffee Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Brewster Mansion, along with a fair and community yard sale starting at 9 a.m.

Buxton Community parade, themed Red, White and Blue, steps off at 11 a.m. at Main Street/Route 4A at Salmon Falls Road and Depot Street, travels past the MSAD #6 Administrative Building, running to River Road/Route 112 taking a right at Low’s, traveling past the South Buxton Cemetery, to the Tory Hill Church, ending at Woodman Road, said Buxton Town Clerk John Myers.

Bill Nemitz, longtime Buxton resident and Portland Press Herald columnist, is the parade grand marshal.

Buxton  Recreation has planned children’s activities  following the parade, the Mallett Brothers Concert is set for 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.

“It is sure to be a fun-filled day for all,” said Myers.

The Dorcas Society of Buxton and Hollis is a historic, charitable, literary, social, nonprofit organization founded in 1897 by author and Hollis resident Kate Douglas Wiggin. The mission of the Dorcas Society is to do good works in the community, and promote opportunities for a student in higher education each year who intends to enter the field of teaching. The Dorcas Society’s contributions have supported local libraries, Buxton Toy Box, Buxton Community Cupboard, Hollis Food Pantry, Snell’s Senior Food Program, Wreaths Across America, Keep the Heat On, the former Leavitt’s Mill Health Center and a number of other community endeavors.

The town of Buxton has issued a traffic alert for the day, noting there will be some blocked intersections for runners on Main Street as they pass during today’s 8 a.m. 5K road race .

Main Street from the bridge to Route 112 and Route 112 to Tory Hill will be blocked off at 11 a.m. for the parade.

There will be a pedestrian crossing on Route 112  where people can access  the Brewster Mansion.

There will be area road closures during the fireworks at dusk.

Motorists are urged to use caution near the Tory Hill Church throughout today since many pedestrians are expected.

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

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