Festival pays tribute to school spirit with Grand Marshals
ROCKLAND, ME - In honor of the final graduating classes from both Georges Valley High School and Rockland District High School, their mascots - a Buccaneer and a Tiger - will ride together as the grand marshals for the parade during the 64th annual Maine Lobster Festival.
The big parade down Rockland's Main Street, which draws more than 25,000 fans, begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. The 2011 theme is "Lobster-palooza!"
Students, faculty and alumni have, for several years, volunteered countless hours to the Maine Lobster Festival and are invited to walk behind their mascots in the parade, wearing their school colors to pay tribute to their schools.
In addition to the co-grand marshals, the newly crowned Maine Sea Goddess, the Sea Princesses and their military escorts, and King Neptune and his Court will be seen in the giant parade, along with a variety of bands, marching units, colorful floats, drill teams, vehicles and much more.
If you're interested in participating in the parade, application forms for the 2011 Maine Lobster Festival Parade can be found online at www.MaineLobsterFestival.com and, as always, participation in the parade is at no charge.
The festival runs Wednesday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 7 along Rockland's waterfront.
Information provided by: Maine Lobster Festival
Also, it was also announced the Navy's USS Mahan (DDG 72) will be here for the 64th Maine Lobster Festival.
Rocky Coast News
Rockland, ME 04841