Church cafe at Union Fair gets upgrade
Union — The café operated for 51 years at Union Fair by People’s United Methodist Church is getting a face-lift. Tucked into the Exhibition Hall opposite the racetrack entrance, beside the Maine Wine Pavilion, the booth-style café was opened in 1961 by the United Methodist Women, offering homemade food, slices of pie, and a place for weary fair-goers to sit and rest for a few minutes.
The upgrade includes new, more convenient seating at the front of the booth, with comfortable chairs. Fresh paint and blue fabrics with lace accents tie in with the fair’s blueberry theme. Changes to the menu reflect today’s emphasis on local foods, with homemade yeast bread, whoopie pies and doughnuts, as well as a huge variety of delicious pies, all prepared by the church community.
In addition to old favorites like sloppy joes and grilled cheese and egg salad sandwiches, the café will offer shaved meat sandwiches on homemade white or whole wheat bread, hummus wraps, and a daily meal or soup special. New this year will be pick-up breakfast items for Union Fair workers and early birds, offered from 7 to 9 a.m. daily.
The café is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Saturday, Aug. 18 to Saturday, Aug. 25, except for Sunday, Aug. 19, when it will be open for breakfast and then from 1 to 9 p.m.
The upgrade will not change the opportunity to rest and relax while enjoying affordably priced homemade food and the friendly, cheerful service of People’s United Methodist Church members and friends.
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