March is a beautiful time of transition in the Somerset County region, as slowly winter begins fading into spring. If March were defined by a color, that color would be green as grass begins to peak out underfoot, snow melts off the evergreen boughs making the trees shine in the North Woods and the traditional St. Patty’s Day decorations are hung in many stores & taverns. It is a time for transition of the seasons, and for the SACC it is the same for us.
March is a time for pre-planning for summer activities and implementing many of the projects we have been building over the winter. In the coming weeks the SACC will be releasing much more information about the 20th Maine State H.O.G. Rally happening July 23 – 25 at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. This rally of the Harley Owner’s Group will include 350 – 500 Harley Davidsons and a couple of thousand attendees overall. There will be motorcycle rides, parades, skills game competitions, live concerts, food & clothing vendors, on-site camping, a beer garden and nightly shuttle service. This can be best described as a festival for motorcycle lovers but most any adult will find something they love. Look for continued updates on this event on this webpage including sponsorship packages, business tie-in programs and a list of booked entertainment.
Get your very own Skowhegan Indian!
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new fundraising partnership featuring the work of local whittler, Sharon Kimball. The artistry is amazing as Sharon has created three pieces of art for the Skowhegan-lover in your family. The three pieces are various-sized depictions of Bernard Langlais’ iconic masterwork, The Skowhegan Indian. Sharon has created three sized works to scale including a …17-inch, an 11-inch and a 4-inch ornament-sized Indian. The proceeds from the sales of these statues will go towards an evolving maintenance and stewardship account for the Indian to beautify the statue, the area around it and for continued maintenance through the years. Each piece is hand-whittled and unique to the owner of that piece. There is nothing like it around.