Festival celebrating Maine’s beloved soda returns to Lisbon

Festival celebrating Maine’s beloved soda returns to Lisbon

and so it begins…

Moxie is the uniquely New England soft drink, former nostrum and nerve food. Dr. Augustin Thompson of Union, Maine, first marketed Moxie as a patent medicine in 1876 in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was guaranteed to cure multiple ills, including loss of manhood, paralysis and softening of the brain. As a nostrum, it was dispensed a spoonful at a time.

Dr. Thompson changed Moxie to take advantage of the new and growing soft drink market at the time. He put it on the soft drink market in 1884 as Beverage Moxie Nerve Food. Later it became known simply as Moxie. It has a core of dedicated fans in Maine.

Moxie is synonymous with good times and the vigorous life that drinking the product was supposed to sustain.

Thanksgiving Day 2013 in Philly!

Thanksgiving Day 2013 in Philly!

Philadelphia Thanksgiving ParadeThe Woodside One Wheelers accepted an invitation to perform at two premier events in Philadelphia this week.

On Thursday, November 28th, the group rode in the 2013 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is one of the oldest and biggest Thanksgiving Day Parades in the country.

Then on Friday, November 29th, the Woodside One Wheelers performed at their first NBA Basketball Game half time show.  The game featured the hometown Philadelphia 76ers against the newly named New Orleans Pelicans.

WOW at the Philadelphia Parade

We were in Philadelphia for our Nations oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade

We were in Philadelphia for our Nations oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Nationally Recognized Woodside One Wheelers performed in the 2018

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

celebrating our Nations oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in America’s birthplace– now over 100 years strong as we headed back in 2022 to be a part of more exciting memories!

Thanksgiving Day22 was one of the biggest and most needed Thanksgiving Day Parades yet!

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2022 Philly Team Official Photo

 

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waking up the Topsham neighborhood to a special early morning practice….

 

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Philly22 Thanksgiving Day Parade start of the 2 hour parade!

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2018 Philly Parade practice

2018 Philly Parade Group Photo

 

Nationally televised with thousands of participants, our Woodside One Wheelers took to the streets of Historic Philadelphia for a colorful 1.4 mile parade featuring superior marching bands, creative floats and massive balloon characters towering adjacent to skyscraper buildings!

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Our WOW members rolled through the Nation’s most historic square mile…. video

* A major trip for the group and return to the streets of Philly, appearing in the 2017 Independence Day and the 2013 & 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parades*

Phili Thanks 2013

 

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from 2018 watch a glimpse of us here…