Photo Gallery | Mollyockett Days 2011

One of the favorite summer events in the Bethel area is Mollyockett Days*.  The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce organized this year's two day event.  The day began with a Pancake Breakfast at the Masonic Hall.  A Flea Market, the Arts and Crafts Fair and food vendors on the common began at 9:00am.  The "Our River Runs Through It" parade began at 10:00am and wow'd the crowd along main street.  Entertainment, magic and games were scheduled thoughout  each day.  Deepwood Farm gave free horse drawn wagon rides, sponsored by Skiesta.  Mount Mann Jewelry & Gem held a benefit auction of beautiful pieces of jewelry they created.  Each day there was an opportunity to canoe, kayak or tube down the Androscoggin River.  There were plenty of activities for all ages.  Saturday ended with a Fireworks display from behind The Bethel Inn Resort, over the golf course.  Sunday ended with a delicious Lobster Bake held at Rooster's Roadhouse.  There is a website dedicated to this event www.mollyockettdays.com

 

*Molly Ockett was a Pequawket Indian who lived in Western Maine.  She was born between 1730 and 1740.  She befriended the early English settlers in Fryeburg and in the Bethel area..  She has been called "the great Indian doctress" and famed storyteller.  She died on August 2, 1816 and is buried in Andover.  For more information about Molly Ockett and Her World, check out the Bethel Historical Society online exhibit at http://bethelhistorical.org/Molly_Ockett_and_Her_World.html

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