2018-06-21 / Community News

Festival to feature heritage award

The Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center will launch the inaugural Biddeford Hall of Fame celebration at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22 in the large tent at La Kermesse during a ceremony to honor the new inductees. The first time nominees will be recognized in an induction ceremony to honor them for their contributions to the community and its people.

“We are very excited to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of those connected with the community. It’s important to remember where we came from and how far we can go,” said Diane Cyr, board president. “It’s great to be able to share some of the stories, the people and events, that make Biddeford what it is today, a better place to live and work, with the community and relatives of those being honored.”

The center will host attendees and relatives from all over, some as far away as Montana.

With 400-plus years of nominees to choose from, the selection process was difficult. More than 30 people were nominated, as a result of their work ethic, talents, perseverance and accomplishments. Of those, eight were chosen, and they will be featured prominently at Biddeford City Hall.

Immediately after the induction ceremony, there will be a reception for family, friends and others at the cultural center tent. Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center will have a presence at the La Kermesse Festival for the entire weekend.

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