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Youth Parade Brigade: May Day Festival

May 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Local families: Join the AWS Youth Parade Brigade!

March with Miss Amanda and Bowie behind the AWS van in local community parades. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All family members welcome!

AWS Van leads the youth parade brigade in the May Day parade

Bring a favorite stuffie or your family dog* to join in the fun! Kids receive an AWS cloth backpack and stickers to wear in the parade (as supplies last).

For the Kennebunk May Day parade, the Youth Parade Brigade will meet at 12:30 on Water Street in downtown Kennebunk to line up for the parade. Look for the AWS Van.

Learn more about the May Day Festival.

*Parades can be loud and chaotic, with performers, floats, sirens, marching bands and the like. Please be sure that your entire party (including dogs) is comfortable in such surroundings before joining the AWS Parade Brigade.


May 4
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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AWS Youth Programs
(207) 985-3244 ext. 109
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Downtown Kennebunk
Water Street
Kennebunk, 04043 United States
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Remember, it’s never a good idea to leave your pets alone in a locked car, even for only a short time. The guide below shows just how quickly the inside of a car can get dangerously hot, even in mild temperatures like today. That means that even “just for a minute” can be long enough to have devastating effects for your pet. In most cases, it’s best to just leave Fido at home rather than risk their health and safety. Let’s keep summertime safe and fun for all!
We have a Happy Homes story about a lovely little cat named Flora who reminds us that even the shy, scared, or timid pets deserve a chance at a loving home. More often than not, once an animal gets adopted, they blossom into a truly outgoing and friendly companion who just needed a home environment to shine! Here's what Flora's parents have to say about her! 

"Flora joined our family about two years ago, and has brought immense joy, comfort, and affection to us since then. The day that I came into to AWS, the member I met with mentioned that this blue-eyed beauty was very, very shy. Nobody other than those caring for her had any luck getting her to trust. With another shy kitty at home, I knew to enter the room cautiously. I remember that Flora was curled up in a corner under a cat tree. I quietly sat on the floor just to get a good look at her. She perked her head up, crawled over, and promptly laid down in my lap. If I hadn’t already had my heart set on her, that would’ve sealed the deal right then and there!
Now, this kitty is THE definition of a cuddle bug. She sleeps in her humans bed each night, purrs louder than any kitty I’ve ever known, and demands attention vocally if it isn’t given in a time deemed appropriate to her. She has two other kitty friends, along with her sister that she loves to play with, and she spends her days either lounging in the sun, or curled up right next to her people. Thank you AWS, for everything you do!"