The Rhodies Are in Bloom!
Access to the five-acre stand of blooms at Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary is by way of a trail on Upper Oak Street. A new trail with off-street parking is planned, thanks to a collaboration between Three Rivers Land Trust, Sanford Trails and the Native Plant Trust. Until then, park on the shoulder of Oak Street and look for an opening in the woods near the driveway at 570 Oak Street.
Independence Day Festivities
All of the planned Fourth of July holiday celebration events were held earlier this week in Sanford. On July 3rd the weather improved, and the crowd was able to purchase goodies from vendors while they enjoyed The Maine Event water ski show at Number One Pond. Later, spectators were delighted by a dazzling fireworks show. The next day’s Independence Day Parade was well-attended with enthusiastic participants and spectators in spite of soggy conditions. (Photos by Lisa Blanchette unless otherwise noted.)
Flowers in Bloom at the Sanford Community Garden