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For Immediate Release

January 23, 2018

Hegemann Named Festival Director

Fort Fairfield native, Meg McLaughlin Hegemann has been named as the new director of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

Hegemann has experience planning a variety of events, as well as a deep love for the potato industry and the festival that celebrates it.meg 350 “Working the fields gave me a connection to the land here such that no other place felt like home.” After decades in Missouri, Meg and her husband, Brad, moved to Fort Fairfield in June 2016.

As director, Hegemann will work with existing volunteers and recruit new ones to facilitate the week long event. “The Festival doesn't just celebrate the town of Fort Fairfield, it celebrates an industry that in many ways defines the County. It takes cooperation from a lot of people and places to make it happen. I look forward to working together to make the 2018 Festival one of the best.”

The 2018 Maine Potato Blossom Festival will take place July 14 – 22 with the parade on Saturday, July 21. To sponsor an event or volunteer, contact Hegemann at mpbf@fortfairfield.org.

Maine School Administrative District #20

Fort Fairfield's fully accredited educational system, Maine School Administrative District #20, can boast several outstanding programs in music, gifted and talented, special education, and athletics. Quality education is of prime importance to the citizens of Fort Fairfield and that importance is reflected in the quality of the school system.

M.S.A.D. #20 is a school system that has:

  • an outstanding staff
  • a low drop out rate
  • strong community support
  • an outstanding music program
  • excellent facilities
  • a fully accredited high school
  • over 70% of graduates going on to post secondary education
  • a strong academic program--pre-school through grade 12
  • special need and gifted programs to meet the needs of all students
  • extensive technology to support curriculum
  • a wide variety of extra curricula programs

M.S.A.D. #20 Web Site
The above M.S.A.D. #20 link connects to the web site designed and maintained by the students.

Fort Fairfield High School Alumni Association

Higher Education

Fort Fairfield is fortunate to have three schools within 15 miles offering opportunities for post-secondary education. Please follow their links for more information.

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Northern Maine Community College

Husson University Continuing Education Division, Presque Isle

 

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