News Feature

Originally published in The Weekly Packet, July 25, 2013
Brooksville plans town celebration, complete with food and fun

by George Holderness

The town of Brooksville will be buzzing with activity on Saturday, August 10, as it holds its first ever Brooksville Days, a celebration of the town’s history. The day will feature a parade, games, vehicle displays, and plenty of food.

The Brooksville Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring the day’s events, including a parade of floats, vehicles, and marching units. The parade will depart from the elementary school at 10 a.m., continue along Coastal Road and return to the school. There will be prizes for the best floats. Parking is available along the parade route; the road will be closed from 10 to 11 a.m.

Following the parade, there will be games and food at the school. Attendees may compete in Sputball, a variation on softball, and horseshoes. The Brooksville eighth-graders will have a popcorn and lemonade stand during the parade and at an open mic event later in the evening. Members of the Keepers of the Old Baptist Church will run a food table, and a picture collection of local history, on loan from Berwyn Peasley, will also be on display.

In addition to sponsoring the parade, the fire department will perform a vehicle extraction exercise and display their trucks and equipment at the school.

At 5 p.m., the Brooksville Historical Society will hold a lobster bake at the Community Center. Those wishing to attend may pre-purchase tickets from the town office. The day will conclude with an open mic night at the school, starting at 6 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for the parade, and entries are encouraged. In case of rain, the parade will be held the following day, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 11.

For more information, to sign up for the parade or to volunteer to help, contact Amber Bakeman at 326-4518.