Downeast Wind (DOW) participated in the Harrington Oktoberfest this past Saturday. An annual event, it’s on the first Saturday of October, and is geared to kids. Annually, the Harrington Rec Committee takes over the local park and provides a day of entertainment for only a small donation. There was a train ride, three bounce houses, laser tag and free food provided by a local restaurant, Scovil’s Millside Dining. Local folks feasted on grilled chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers with salads and drinks. The Boy Scouts were there to raise awareness and funds by selling popcorn. Many of the local businesses supported this celebration with donations and participation in the parade that kicked off the day's events.
Downeast Wind supported the event with a donation for one of the bounce houses and DOW’s Development Associate was at the gate helping sell Oktoberfest tee shirts – which honored the local high school’s women’s basketball team, Narraguagus Lady Knights, as the state champions 2016 – and provided information to interested people about the benefits of wind power. The tee shirt piles went down and the donation jar filled up! It was a good day for all concerned and we look forward to doing this again next year!