The historic Brewster Mansion at Tory Hill in Buxton will host a concert and car show Aug. 7 during the annual Dorcas Fest and Community Day. File photo

Big bash in Buxton

The Dorcas Society of Hollis and Buxton, along with the town of Buxton, are planning to hold the annual Dorcas Fest and Community Day on Aug. 7, complete with a parade, a performance by The Mallett Brothers Band and fireworks.

The event will be held at Tory Hill, which is at the intersection of Routes 202 and 112.

After the pandemic caused the annual community celebration to be canceled last year, the Dorcas Dash 5K road race and the Cars & Coffee Show will return to the Brewster Mansion, where both kick off at 8 a.m. The Tory Hill Meeting House lawn sale opens at 9 a.m.

“Exciting news,” Town Clerk John Myers said in an email. “The Town of Buxton’s Board of Selectmen have approved moving forward with the 2021 Buxton Community Parade.”

The parade will step off at 11 a.m.

“The theme will be ‘Everything Maine.’ Uplifting the entire state in honor of Maine’s bicentennial, missed in 2020,” Myers said.


To register for the parade, contact Myers at 929-6171.

The Mallett Brothers will entertain at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks sponsored by the Narragansett Number One Foundation. Tickets will be available at

A Dorcas Fest flyer says COVID protocols may be required and the celebration could possibly be canceled by order of the governor’s office. For more information, contact Bev at 929-6495 or see the Dorcas Society of Hollis and Buxton page on Facebook.

Garden club plant sale

Buxton Garden Club will host its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, in the parking lot of the Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road (intersection of Routes 4A and 202).

Masks required. For more information, call Lisa at 468-1141.

Woodlawn Cemetery meeting

The Buxton Centre Cemetery Association for the Woodlawn Cemetery on the Groveville Road in Buxton will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in the Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road.

All lot owners, representatives and interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend. Members in attendance will elect officers and directors, reports will be received and an auditor will be selected, along with any other business.

For more information, including purchasing a lot, call association Secretary John Myers at 929-5806.

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