The Chamber Chatter
Downtown Rumford is going to be a plethora of excitement on Saturday, May 4. During the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Festival, not only will there be a lumberjack breakfast to start off the day but all day there will be activities such as: an apple pie dessert contest, an axe throw, a log toss as well as a skillet toss, a jean and flannel lumberjack dance, coloring and drawing for the kids, a parade, wagon rides, a Paul Bunyan look-a-like contest, tall tales and the zip lines over the mighty Androscoggin River.
The Healthy Hearts 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. It is a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) loop course that starts and finishes at River valley Healthy Communities Coalition located at 94 River Rd. in Rumford. The route goes through residential areas with minimal traffic. You can register online for $20 (until May 16); it will be $25 on race day. The first 75 registered will receive t-shirts. All proceeds benefit Maine harvest for Hunger. Medals will be awarded to top three places in the following categories: runners-men & women ages 17 & under, 18 to 49 then 50 & over and the top three walkers. The official website to register is @ www.rvhcc.org. FMI email Sandy Witas at email@example.com.
Being on vacation from school this week I was able to man the Rumford Information Center and meet many visitors who stop in for information, to see the sights and use the facilities. Consistently I hear how beautiful the area is, how impressed they are by the Pennacook Falls and how helpful the Rumford Information Center really is to them. We provide many brochures and maps of the area and especially popular is the colorful map of the area provided by the Envisions group. Once again I urge you to stop at “your” info center and take a look at the fine facility that it is.