Vintage automobiles, fashions sought for Bethel Inn 100th
The July 6 celebration of the Bethel Inn’s 100th anniversary will include cars and fashions from that era, and the Mahoosuc Arts Council is hoping locals will volunteer their items for a parade and show.
Auto enthusiasts and clubs are invited to put in an application for the “Through the Ages” car parade and show at 3 p.m. Vehicles that have been restored, modified or are in original condition, representing one of the decades in the past century, are eligible.
The parade will travel Main Street and end with cars parked on the Bethel Inn lawn’s during the annual Bethel Art Fair (on the Common).
Ribbons will be awarded for winners in various categories through the decades. The winning vehicles will be parked in front of the inn until 8 p.m.
There is a limit of 50 vehicles for the parade.
The fashion show - “Ten Decades of Western Maine Styles” - will take place at the inn from 6 to 8 p.m.
The show will feature one outfit from each decade of the inn’s history, for both men and women. Items may include flapper wedding dresses, leather waders, fish-basket back packs, ball gowns, go-go boots, platform shoes, bell bottoms, huge shoulder pads, vamp tailoring, Art Deco handbags, 70’s golf caps and more.
MAC is also building an exhibit of vintage items which will be on display at the fashion show. For that display they are seeking vintage golf and fishing gear, ladies hats and gloves, and accessories such as perfume bottles and handbags.
Awards will also be handed out at that show.
Other activities related to the inn’s celebration include a street dance, art walk, art shows and fireworks.
For more information visit www.mahoosucarts.org,www.bethelinn.com or call 824-3575.