Public Events for the Week of October 3, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Eastern States Exposition
Location: Springfield, MA
Eastern States Exposition, home of The Big E, was founded by Joshua L. Brooks in 1916, when he convinced the National Dairy Show to hold its annual event on the Exposition grounds. In 1917, the first Eastern States Exposition took place. Brooks’ desire was to bring together all six New England states in one location to share ideas and improve regional agriculture. Brooks dreamed of having state buildings at the fair that would showcase the traditional and new products and attractions that make each New England state unique.
The 2011 Eastern States Exposition held in West Springfield, Massachusetts, runs from September 16- October 2; Maine Day is held on Saturday, October 1.
More information may be found at www.thebige.com/, or you can contact Judy Ballard at 207-287-3871, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 3, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Community Forum: “Education - an Economic Imperative for Midcoast Maine”
Location: Strand Theatre, Rockland
Governor LePage will give remarks outlining education priorities for the State of Maine. Additionally, Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen will join several educational leaders to participate in a panel discussion.
The forum is co-hosted by Many Flags/One Campus Foundation; Rockland Economic Development Advisory Committee (REDAC); Camden Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee (CEDAC); Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce; and the Maine Coast Economic Alliance.
This event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Domestic Violence Awards Ceremony
Location: The Blaine House, Augusta
The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence is hosting a Blaine House tea to recognize Maine businesses that have shown distinct leadership with domestic violence awareness initiatives. Governor LePage will present awards to several companies in honor of their efforts. Additionally, the Governor will present a proclamation declaring “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” for the month of October.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Portland Maine Regional Chamber Event
Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland
The Governor will give remarks during the Chamber’s “Eggs & Issues” event.
Friday, October 7, 2011
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Community Breakfast Event
Location: Edmunds Conference Center, Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle
Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development (LEAD) and Northern Maine Community College have invited the Governor to speak at their community breakfast event to recognize the anniversaries of both organizations.
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Trail & Bench Dedication in Memory of Corporal Dustin Libby
Location: Haystack Mountain, Castle Hill
The Governor will join family members of Corporal Libby, Conservation Commissioner Bill Beardsley, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands director and others to unveil a sign at the trailhead of the public hiking trail leading to the summit of Haystack Mountain in the Town of Castle Hill in Aroostook County dedicating the trail to the memory of the late Corporal Dustin J. Libby, United States Marine Corps. Additionally, a memorial bench honoring Corporal Libby will be unveiled.
Cpl. Dustin J. Libby, 22, died Dec. 6, 2006, in honorable service to his country while stationed in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was born Jan. 4, 1984, in Presque Isle, the son of Judson L. Libby and Geni L. Libby. Dustin graduated from Presque Isle High School’s Adult Education Program, Class of 2003. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps, graduating February 2004 with a meritorious promotion to private 1st class. Dustin went on to serve proudly with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Echo Company based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Cpl. Libby’s first stay at Camp Pendleton was short, as he was almost immediately deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, in summer 2004. Dustin returned from his first deployment to Iraq in fall 2004, after which he remained stateside until his second overseas deployment to Okinawa, Japan. During this deployment, he traveled to Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan and participated in joint training with Philippine military. Dustin returned stateside, where he met his fiance in California. Dustin’s last deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom brought him back to Ar Ramadi, where he proudly led a squad of 12 men. Dustin enjoyed outdoor activities, spending time with his fiance, family and friends, and being a great Marine.