[act-ma] Rachel Craig-Tom Sturtevant Peace Brigade marching in Old Hallowell Day Parade on July 21st

Roger Leisner rleisnerrfm at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 12 07:09:57 PDT 2012

This year is the 250th anniversary of Hallowell and the Rachel Craig - Tom Sturtevant Peace Brigade will be marching in the Old Hallowell Day Parade on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10 am.

Cathryn Wilson, Sally Brotherton, Anne Lunt, Lucia Robinson, George Hunt, Roger Leisner, Richard & Rita Clement and Susan Emmerling & Bob Ingalls (these two created the new banner honoring Rachel and Tom) invite all those who embrace "there is no way to peace, peace is the way" to join us and march in the July 21st parade.  As usual, we will gather in the shaded area next to the registration table on the east side of the Water Street north of the railroad overpass in Hallowell.
Please try to be there by 9:30 am.  The parade begins at 10:00 am, marches through downtown Hallowell and is not very long, but viewed by thousands.

In 2011, parade marchers found themselves waiting next to US Senator Olympia Snowe for about 30 minutes prior to the parade.  This bizarre episode, plus past parade appearances, including photos of Rachel Craig and Tom Sturtevant, can be viewed by going to
http://the-maine-paparazzi.smugmug.com/go to this gallery:
Hallowell, Maine

For the past decade, the Augusta Women in Black, Central Maine Veterans for Peace and other citizens advocating for peace have marched in downtown Hallowell.  In 2011, the group won a red ribbon for most original parade entry.  Great music, damn good arts and crafts, funky antique stores and a real community parade make this one of the best Saturdays in summertime Maine.  A decade ago, the Winslow 4th of July parade committee refused the Waterville-Winslow Bridges for Peace request for a float.  The Augusta Women in Black, which had marched in previous Hallowell parades, invited the Waterville-Winslow group to join them in the parade, and in turn, Hallowell parade officials extended the invitation with a “Everyone marches in Hallowell”.  One of the many reasons that Hallowell is the funkiest city on the Kennebec river.

For more info, go to http://hallowell.govoffice.com/

The parade entry this year will honor two longtime Central Maine peace advocates, Rachel Craig of Hallowell and Tom Sturtevant of Winthrop.

RACHEL CRAIG (1922-2008)
and TOM STURTEVANT (1928-2012)

For more info, please contact

Roger Leisner
P.O. Box 2705
Augusta, Maine
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