DEXTER - Dexter Regional Development Corporation is saddling up for the 7th Annual Wild West Weekend, held annually the 1st weekend of August which falls on July 31st, August 1st & 2nd in 2009. Come help us “Unite Family and Community, now and in the Future”.
Wild West Weekend has become an economic boost for area businesses, helped with fund raising, creating awareness for non-profits, and showcasing our beautiful Main Street and the Town of Dexter.
Part of this years events include or are tentative: P & L Markets Pig Scramble on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm, Dragon Den's 3rd Annual Stick Pony Rodeo on Main Street and Country Charm's 3rd Annual Wheel Barrow Race, Friday's Kiddie Parade, Crazy Bob's Pizza Eating Contest, DRHS Field Hockey Maine Chicken BBQ, Maine Choice Realty Skillet Toss & New Hope Baptist Church Wild West Olympics, Ray Stafford Concert, Friday Night Concert, North Country Riding Club Horse Show, Wild Jim's Jamboree at Wayside Park both Friday and Saturday, Christian Community Church Chicken Pie Supper & outside Sunday Service, Dexter Fire Department Ducky Race, Roger Brawn Real Estate Scavenger Hunt, Dexter Health Care Ride-In, Poulliot-Seavey Post of the American Legion Bingo, Christian Community Church Sunday Service, Kiwanis Silent Auction, Town of Dexter Silent Auction in the Town Council Chambers, Brewster Inn Worst Boot Contest, Bud's Shop'n Save Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday 10 to 4, DRHS Football team Hot Dog Sale at Buds on Saturday.
Businesses, vendors, churches & organizations currently signed up;
DRDC will once again be the 7th Annual Costume Contest with $250 in cash prizes to be held right before the band on Main Street.
The 5th Annual “Wild West Business Decorating Showdown” will again take place with judging on Friday.
Dress up your window(s) and/or create displays in your Dexter business for Wild West Weekend and an impartial panel of judges will be discreetly going around town during WWW and choosing who will have the honor of hanging the Annual Wild West Weekend Plaque for 2009. The winner is announced during the Main Street Concert on Friday night on Main Street.
Please let me know what your plans are to make your business, club, church or home "wildly" stand out. Also, please invite your business neighbors to participate. I have created an emailing list, but may not have everyone's email address, so let me know if you want to be added to the Wild West email list.
The Dexter Fire Department will be ending Wild West Weekend at the end of the week, August 6, 7 and 8 with their Annual Auction. So grab your partna' and join us on July 31st, August 1st & 2nd in Dexter.
If you would like more information, contact DRDC President Judy Wilbur Craig, Wild West Weekend Coordinator at (207) 924-3067 or email judy@DexterMaine.com and check us out on the web for more details and LOTS of pictures from the past 6 years at www.WildWestWeekend.com.