BCA back with Fourth of July event, food trucks on the Common

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 8:45am

The Boothbay Civic Association is pleased to announce that their annual Fourth of July barbecue will be back this weekend after a two-year hiatus.

Festivities kick off on Friday, July 3, with crafters on the Boothbay Common from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The crafters will be joined all day long Saturday and Sunday by Shannon’s Unshelled with lobster rolls and chowder and CC Snack Co with popcorn, fudge and lemonade.

CC Snack Co will also run the BCA’s grill, where hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages will be available by donation to the BCA. No donation is too big or too small, so please come out to support our community!

The celebration will follow all CDC safety guidelines. Please bring a mask in the event that maintaining six feet of social distance isn’t always possible. Coronavirus precautions also mean that there will be no kids’ games and no dunk tank this year, and construction on the gazebo means there won’t be live music.

The BCA was formed in 1987 to raise money to purchase land to build a new town hall. They succeeded, and went on to raise money for dozens of projects in the region including most recently, repainting the town hall and post office.

Now, the Association seeks to raise $82,616.18 this year. That will bring the BCA’s lifetime donations to the region to one million dollars.

“When the BCA reached out to Food Trucks A-Go to make their annual Fourth of July cookout on the Common happen this year, we didn’t hesitate to say yes,” said owner Lester Spear. “We love this community, and there’s no better advocate for it than the BCA.

“The Common looks so great, and we’re looking forward to getting back out there with the community.”