OHD Committee Meeting Schedule

The Old Hallowell Day Committee is slowing waking from its winter slumber. 2015 meeting dates have been set. All meetings are at 6 pm at City Hall. (Thanks to the City for allowing us to meet on City property.) If you’d like to get involved, please join us. New committee members are always welcome. But this is a WORKING committee … if you know what I mean. You have been warned!
April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19
 June 2
June 16


Save the date!

July 18, 2015

Old Hallowell Day is Saturday, July 18, 2015 See you there!

Christmas in Old Hallowell Schedule

Here is the most accurate list possible of what’s happening, what’s moved, and what’s canceled. See you Sunday for the Parade and Fireworks!UPDATE Christmas in Old Hallowell

Old Hallowell Day Contest Winners 2014

Age Right Fitness Stayin' Alive OHD 2014


• Grand marshal, best overall: Age Right Fitness.

• Most original: Robotics Team, first place; and Peter Boutie Presents, second place.

• Favorite antique car: William Payton, first place; and Fred Mitton, second.

• Old Hallowell Spirit: Hall-Dale class of 1974, first place; and Hallowell Citizens’ Initiative, second.

• Best merchant entry: Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, first place; and Kennebec Valley Humane Society, second.

• Best environmental theme: Hallowell Tree Board, first place; and Peace Brigade, second.

• Best youth group: Mainely/Decal Gymnastics, first place; and Hall-Dale Summer Recreation Program, second.

• Best neighborhood theme: Hallowell Bicycle/Pedestrian, first place; and Modern Woodsmen of America, second.

• Best performance, dance: Vicki’s School of Dance, first place; and Ampersand Dance Academy, second.

• Best performance, music: Manchester Community Church, first place; and Hallowell Community Band, second.

Cupcake contest

Most scrumptious: Julie Barrett of West Gardiner placed first for her strawberry shortcake cupcake; Lisa McGrotty of Hallowell placed second for her apple pie cupcake and third her her banana peanut butter cupcake.

Most unique: Sophie Gabrion of Hallowell placed first for her grilled cheese and tomato soup cupcake; Kaitlin and Nancy Clifford of Augusta placed second for their raspberry sauerkraut surprise cupcake; and Mark Doody of Westbrook placed third for his blueberry waffle with bacon maple frosting cupcake.

Ages 12 and younger: Macy Aube of Augusta placed first for her Macy’s Maine maple cupcake; Sam DeRaps of Richmond placed second for Sam’s special chocolate cupcake; and Renee Bernier of Augusta placed third for Renee’s raspberry cheesecake cupcake.

Ages 13 to 18: Anne Wallace of Hallowell placed first for her tropical beach cupcake; Athea Truman of Augusta placed second for her vegan chocolate Oreo cupcake; and Casey Colson of Augusta placed third for her confetti birthday cake with purple frosting cupcake.

Strut Your Stuff (professional baker): Amy Wilson of Farmingdale placed first for her piña colada cupcake.


Shelley Browne was the original Old Hallowell Day 2014 painting winner.

Traditional raffle winners were Dee Benn, Larry Davis, Ann Sullivan and Rosemary Presnar.


Dick Leighton placed first, Jessica Gagne, second, and Joel Gagne, third.


Tim Fortin and Blaine Fortin, first place; Tom Bourque and Brian Sumner, second; and Andy Vellani and John Steurewalt, third.

Cupcake Contest Winners 2014

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Old Hallowell Day 2014 Photo Compilation

Coming soon ..

Links to photo collections on the blogosphere >>

Photos by The Maine Paparazzi on SmugMug

OHD Parade Grand Marshall Award Winner is …

Age Right Fitness!

Age Right Fitness

Exercise Age Right Fitness

Age Right Fitnes Grand Marshall Award

Announcing the winner of the original Mayo painting …

Congratulations to Shelly Browne, winner of the 2014 Old Hallowell Day original painting by Bruce Mayo!

Shelly Browne & Bruce Mayo

5K Road Race Results

Click here for July 19, 2014 OHD Road Race Results  This is a 10 page pdf document which includes overall results, the age group results and the team results. Both our top male and top female runners set course records this year!


Crafts fair extended to the Harlow Gallery

After you visit the Old Hallowell Day Arts & Crafts Fair at the foot of Winthrop Street, come over to the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street for more creative wares, indoors with air conditioning!  The Harlow Gallery vendors will be included in the official Arts & Crafts prize judging.

Leon Hastings – Mind’s Eye Creation

Mind’s Eye Creation is a small Maine based company with a commitment to using recycled materials in creating tree masks, puppets and functional sculptures.


Mary Smith – Muffin’s Jewelry Magic

A few years back, I started making hand-crafted jewelry under the name of Muffin’s Jewelry Magic. I fell in love with making bracelets, still a specialty, and branched out to necklaces, earrings, pins, rings, bookmarks, cell phone bling, etc. I use quality materials: sterling silver, 14 KT Gold-Filled, Leather, Knotted Hemp, as well as some copper, brass, and other metals. I use natural gemstones as well as Swarovski Crystals and other quality & unique pieces. Most of my pieces are one-of-a-kind, although I have been known to make additional ones if asked. (I was commissioned to make several amethyst bracelets for a Bridal Party after the Bride purchased one on Etsy).

I am married, with 2 grown daughters, a grandson, and 2 grand-daughters. My husband and I again live year-round in Litchfield after spending a few years in Florida and deciding it just wasn’t for us (we missed Maine too much!).

blue lapis set   OHD Crafts Fair Jewelry   OHD crafts fair jewelry

Jackie Frost – Butting Heads Farm

We have a small farm in South Gardiner on which we work very hard to provide a sustainable lifestyle for our family. We have Nubian and Dwarf Nigerian Goats, pigs, a cow, too many chickens and one of the farmers foolishly bought ducks.  Oh, we have three sons, too.  Jackie creates soap so the “girls” can pay their way.  Our soap is made with fresh, hand milked goat milk and handcrafted in small batches.  There is a full line of soapy products: bar soap, shampoo soap, shaving soap, pet soap, New England soap balls, and loofah soap.  There are some non-goat milk products as well: lip balm, moisturizer, healing salve and much more.

Soap Butting Heads Farm

Cheryl Scribellito- Four Seasons

I love the feeling of walking into an old home and having history surround me.  I handcraft primitive signs and decorations to allow others the ability to recreate that feeling.  I love to use up-cycling as much as possible; old barn boards and picket fences are two of my favorite materials.
I have a wonderful husband, four beautiful children and four grandsons.  I live in an old farmhouse overlooking the Kennebec in Dresden.

Four Seasons