2016-09-23 / Community

Community News

Committee announces date for annual fair

The West Kennebunk Village Committee will host its annual Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Dorothy Stevens Community Center.

The fair will features crafters, bake table, white elephant table and a light lunch will be available for purchase. New this year will be a collection table for nonperishable items that will be donated to the local food pantry.

Proceeds from the fair will be used by the committee to host the annul complimentary Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Stevens Center.

For more information regarding table rentals, volunteer opportunities or questions, call Barbara at 985-2272 or Carol at 985-4571.

Town’s HarvestFest planned for Oct. 1

Kennebunk’s annual HarvestFest celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1.

The day is filled with activities. The morning will start with two annual events the town: a pancake breakfast at Duffy’s Tavern and Grill and a book sale at Kennebunk Free Library.

The parade begins at 11:30 a.m., starting at Water Street and finishing at Park Street, where participants can loop back around to Main Street for the festivities. Children are invited to join in the parade by dressing up in their favorite costumes. Parents are welcome to accompany their children and do not have to be a Kennebunk resident to participate. The parade lineup is at 11:15 a.m. on Water Street.

At Waterhouse Center there will be crafters, food vendors, rock climbing wall, pumpkin coloring, Twisting Fun balloon man, scavenger hunt, and more. One new item being added this year is a pumpkin carving contest. The public is invited to carve a pumpkin at home then bring it to Waterhouse Center to be put on display for a people’s choice award. Another new item is the giant pumpkin. Guess the weight of the gourd to win a prize.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, New England Cancer Specialists, a patient-centered medical oncology practice with an office located in Kennebunk, will have representatives available to provide information and answer questions.

“We are looking forward to meeting our Kennebunk neighbors and sharing information about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment,” said Victoria Foley, NECS’s Marketing Manager. The table can be found at the Waterhouse Center.

Demonstrations will take place throughout the day, including the Kennebunk Twirlers, a yoga demonstration with Mindy Muse, Rivertree Arts will bring creativity, and Frinkelpod Farm will offer some fall farm goodness. Many of the day’s events run until 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.kennebunkmaine.us/summerfest.

World War I knitting subject of discussion

Join Holly Korda Thursday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at Kennebunk Free Library to explore the efforts of the Knitting Brigades of World War I and learn how knitting helped unify the nation and win the war.

In the summer of 1917, following the U.S. entry into World War I in April, the American Red Cross put out an urgent call for volunteers in every state who came to knit more than 15 million pounds of wool into socks, sweaters, hats, and bandages for soldiers and allies overseas.

In less than two years, membership swelled from 200,000 to over 30 million nationwide. Women, men and the nation’s schoolchildren knit and purled more than 23 million articles for the war effort in the most successful mobilization of community resources in the United States.

Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking planned

Habitat for Humanity’s Walk to Raise the Roof in West Kennebunk and the Cole Road Build groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2.

Registration for the walk beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the West Kennebunk Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road, West Kennebunk.

The walk begins at 2 p.m. from the church to the home site.

Groundbreaking for Habitat’s 27th project, the Cole Road Build in West Kennebunk, will be held at the build site, 57 Cole Road, West Kennebunk at 3 p.m.

The Walk to Raise the Roof in West Kennebunk includes dinner (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) and music (5 to 7 p.m.) at the West Kennebunk Methodist Church.

Pasta and sauce are being donated by Terra Cotta Pasta Co. and Kitchen Chicks and music will be provided by First Person Plural, with Monica Grabin and Dana Pearson. Online registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.habitatyorkcounty.org.

For more information, call Habitat 985- 4850.

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