If you have a chance, check out the movie, “Love the Hard Way,” starring Adrien Brody. Not that the movie is necessarily that top notch but in one of the scenes at the college the female lead, played by Charlotte Ayala, appears to tell the local boy, played by Brody, that she is from, “Rumford, Maine!” My nephew from Buffalo made me aware of it.
Final preparations are underway for both the Christmas in The Valley Craft Fair (Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and parade (Dec. 7 starting at 6:30 p.m.). I am still having difficulty locating our Mr. & Mrs. Frosty costumes.
Many are dropping off cookies at the Rumford Franklin Savings Bank for the Cookie Walk, which is always a great hit at the fair. We still have spaces available for the craft fair and certainly are accepting signups for the parade. The theme for the parade is, “A Holiday Production” (your favorite holiday story or movie).
There should be some interesting entries this year. I guess if I was doing a float it would have to be based on either Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol or Elf, the movie. I guess a combination of the two would be a little bit too much to contemplate! If interested in either or both events, contact me.
The River Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Business After Hours event for Black Mountain of Maine on Thursday, December 13 at the mountain. The time of the event is yet to be determined but I will put that information in this column as soon as it is finalized. I am sure the skiers are anxious to get back on the mountain for some more great local skiing.
The three flags (U.S, Maine and Canadian), which were stolen last month, have been replaced by the Town of Rumford and are flying proudly thanks to the Rumford Fire Department and the Rumford Parks Commission.