ORRINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - There's no better way to celebrate a birthday than with a parade. Which is exactly how the town of Orrington celebrated it's 225th Saturday.

The parade running down Route 15 attracted hundreds to kick off the towns Old Home Week that will run from July 13-21. Floats of all kinds were featured with historical acts, animals of every kind and of course the fire trucks. Many by-standers also came with something to give. Simple gifts such as school supplies, small toys and many more were collected throughout the route to be donated to less fortunate kids during the holiday season through the Samaritan's Purse program. Co-Chair of the Old Home Week, Dick Campbell, planned the event and was thrilled with the turn out and great weather.

"It was fun, we really enjoyed it," said Campbell. "We wondered if 7 months of planning would show any interest and wondered if anyone would come by and enjoy it,"

Orrington's Old Home Week will continue Sunday with a boat paradeon Brewer Lake. For a full list of events you can visit

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