Fun Day

Bear Pond Community Fun Day
Saturday, July 22, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Boat LaunchThe Bear Pond Improvement Association will sponsor Bear Pond Community Fun Day* from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday July 22, 2017.  Events will be held at the boat launch picnic area on 65 Berry Road in Turner.

Kids games and activities are planned throughout the day under the direction of Gretchen Kimball including a Coloring Contest with Natalie Pilsbury and Face Painting with Connie Bilodeau . Prizes will be awarded.  A lunch of Burgers and Hot Dogs will be provided free to all attendees from 11:30 to 12:30.

Guest Speaker, humorist and historian Lawrence “Punk” House will tell stories beginning at 12:30 about some of the Founding Association Members from 1958. That Membership list consisted of 42 families who will be recognized. Bear Pond Improvement Association annual dues are $25 for 2017 and can be paid at the Membership table. Over the past three decades the family memberships have reached a high number of 141. Let’s try for a new record.

Those attending should plan to bring their own chairs. Cottage Families are encouraged to arrive by boat, if possible. No alcohol, swimming or dogs are allowed at the Bear Pond Community Fun Day event.

BPIA is a volunteer based nonprofit organization of nearly 150 member families whose purpose is to oversee the well-being of Big Bear and Little Bear ponds and the surrounding watershed in Turner and Hartford, Maine.  Its goals are to maintain the health and beauty of Bear Pond for the benefit of all human and wildlife residents.


The following two events are planned to coincide with the Fun Day activities:

Fishing Derby

A Fishing Derby for youth ages 15 years and younger will be held all day Friday July 21st thru noon Saturday the 22nd on Big and Little Bear Pond. Bring your catch to the camp of Kent Mitchell at 41 Jones Road on Little Bear (207)778-1445 for measurement and a photo.  Trophies will be awarded at Fun Day. Catch and release is encouraged.

Poker Run*

A Poker Run is scheduled for Friday evening, July 21st with four cottager families at the Cormiers, Greens, Johnsons, and Pikes on the ponds. They will have posters marking the stops. The final card available for purchase at Fun Day will be at the boat launch. Contact Pete Angell at 207-225-3737 for information on the poker run.


*All activities, other than the poker run, are being sponsored by BPIA at no cost to attendees.