July 4th weekend activities

Happy 4th of July weekend! Did you know that Sanford has some wonderful and fun activities going on throughout this long weekend? There is something for everyone and many of the activities are free!! Grab your family and friends and enjoy ūüôā

 

Saturday:
15th Annual Randall’s “Run for the Gym 5k” Road Race. The race starts at 8:30 at Nasson Common, 457 Main Street in Springvale. ¬†Folks can still register today (registration began at 7.

Sanford Farmer’s Market- 8-12 in Central Park. Stop by and meet some of our many local farmers while purchasing some delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to sign up your kiddos for the new PoP program- Power of Produce. Once signed up, each child will receive a $2 token to spend within the market on fresh fruits and veggies! 49 kiddos have signed up already!!

Concert in the Park- Sanford Parks and Rec department is hosting a fun evening of music at Goodall Park. Enjoy some of your favorites from the Eighties as the cover band Boyz Gone Wild take the stage. The ‘opening act’ is Bon Fire. ¬†Tickets can still be purchased at the gate for $15. ¬†Gates open at 5:30. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Concert goers can sit in the seats or bring a chair/blanket to sit on the field.

 

Sunday:

Concert in the Park- Sanford Parks and Rec is hosting the Blue Note Big Band for another fun evening of music. This group is from Southern New Hampshire, but has played in Sanford many times. Enjoy tunes from the jazz era when this bands hits the stage at 6:30. Food and adult beverages will be available for sale, and tickets are $5.

 

Monday:

Head on over to Number One Pond in the afternoon for a chance to enjoy some music, stop by vendor tents, or engage in other fun activities, including a rock wall!

Stay through evening, or bring a picnic dinner to see the Maine Attraction Water Ski Team debut this years summer show “Christmas in July.” ¬†The show will begin at 6:30.

After the ski, continue to enjoy the fun and activities while waiting for the fireworks display.  The first firework will be set at 9pm.

 

Tuesday:

Annual 4th of July Parade on Main Street. ¬†This years theme is “Service about Self,” with floats paying tribute to police officers, firefighters, EMTs, teachers, clergy, librarians, members of the U.S. Military and others. The Parade kicks off at 10 am around Malcolm Ave and continues down Main Street ending at Gowen Park.

 

With so many wonderful and fun activities in Sanford there is sure to be something for you to enjoy. What is your families favorite way to celebrate the 4th of July? Whatever you do, have fun, make memories, and be safe!

 

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Welcome Summer!!

Happy Wednesday, happy end of school, and happy summer! I don’t know about you, but this year flew by. Let’s hope that summer takes it’s time for all to enjoy. What kinds of fun things do you have planned this summer? Keep an eye on our Facebook page, and here on our website for fun ideas to keep the kids busy and entertained throughout the summer.

To see all the fun end of year things our students participated in these past several days, click here to read Mr. Potter’s last weekly update of the school year.

Did you know that beginning Monday, June 26th, the Sanford summer food service, a federally funded program administered by the Maine Department of Education, will be serving free meals to all children 18 years old and younger. There is no need to register! There are several locations offering breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday between June 26 and August 11. Community partners are Sanford Recreation, Sanford School Department, YMCA, and new this year Curtis Lake Church.

For the June/July breakfast menu, click here.

For the June/July lunch menu, click here.

Enjoy your summer everyone! See you next year ūüôā

 

Summer Food Program

Happy Summer MCS families! Can you believe we are one short week away from July already? Hopefully you have settled into your summer routine and are enjoying the wonderful weather we have had.

Did you know that Sanford School Nutrition program is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program from June 22 through August 12th? This program is open to all children and teens 18 years old and  younger at many different locations throughout Sanford and Springvale. Students can enjoy free nutritious meals as part of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. Breakfast and lunch are included!

Locations and times are as follows:
Summerlocations

Click here for the Breakfast menu through the end of July.

Click here for the Lunch menu through the end of July.

We will share the August menus when they become available.  Have a great summer!