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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 10:35:33 PM »
And this is what you get by suggesting simple things. While Steve made his presentation about what events and schedules he was planning for this year, I suggested an Alna day. My thought was simply a free ride. He took the idea and is really improving on it to include so much more.

Very well done Steve. I can't wait to participate in this..
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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 10:38:55 PM »
I can't wait to participate in this..

So you'll be in the Museum vs. Town Officers softball game!
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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 11:07:18 PM »
Nice job, Steve!

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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 11:12:22 PM »
I can't wait to participate in this..
So you'll be in the Museum vs. Town Officers softball game!

What ever it takes to help for the day..just don't expect to be on the winning team if you play with me...
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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 12:23:30 AM »
An excellent idea.

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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 01:22:36 AM »
Steve, you have such great ideas!!  Could this be worked somehow so that the Conservancy is also involved (to further our relationship with them)?  Just a brainstorm thought.

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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 01:50:34 PM »
What a great community team building idea.

Although, reading the article makes me wonder if Steve P and Steve Z got together to “egg” on the fire dept team with a yet to be named ringer?
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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 01:38:57 PM »
What a great community team building idea.

Although, reading the article makes me wonder if Steve P and Steve Z got together to “egg” on the fire dept team with a yet to be named ringer?

HWMNBN? :o

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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2018, 03:08:41 AM »
Hi Folks,

Thanks for the accolades, but I've been hearing people around the railway asking for something like this for some time, so I took what I had heard, molded it a little bit and brought it to the select board at Liz Brown's (our Town Clerks) advice. Historically, the railroad was about bringing people together, by connecting communities through transportation, communication, and commerce. Today, we aim to do the same thing.

At the meeting we got to hear more feedback from town residents. Suggestions (both from the meeting and elsewhere) included the following:

-free passage on the railway for town residents
-displays by town organizations and businesses (which would certainly include Midcoast Conservancy)
-Alna History committee displays
-Alna VFD displays
-Some sort of a picnic luncheon
-Some sort of community games
-Some sort of a food drive for an area soup kitchen

We're going to have a great event for the residents of the town and we are looking forward to hosting them, as they have been 'hosting' us for many years now.

Steve


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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 11:47:39 AM »
Clam bake at A.C.

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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 12:01:08 PM »
Steamers are O.K. but Lob-sta (aka bugs), salt potatoes, and roasted corn are the way to go.  If we do that, I'll definitely come up and help cook.

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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2018, 10:38:41 PM »
Thinking more into it, this event may be too large to have a dedicated mixed train, so maybe we could set up a "display" train with signs telling visitors what they are looking at to better understand how the railway was a huge part of the Sheepscot Valley, and how mixed trains were used?

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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2018, 04:41:36 AM »
If all goes well, you ought to be able to set it up for next season and have TWO trains, 1 freight and 1 passenger! ;)

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Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 11:06:29 PM »
From today's press release: This Saturday, May 12 at 6PM a meeting is being held at the Alna General Store to plan for Alna Day. Town businesses, organizations, and residents are invited to attend and discuss ideas for the the upcoming celebration. Some ideas include a potluck picnic, a softball game, and a town-wide scavenger hunt.
Alna Day will take place June 16th at the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum. It is inspired by the role the Railway plays in connecting the communities, businesses and people of the Sheepscot Valley with one another.