Old South Cushing Church harvest program Oct. 14
Cushing — On Sunday, Oct. 14, a program of Thanksgiving and Harvest Hymns and seasonal readings will begin at 2 p.m. at the Old South Cushing Church on Salt Pond Road, located off Pleasant Point Road or Route 97.
The public is welcome and urged to join in this annual, non-sectarian community meeting, hosted by the Cushing Historical Society. A new ramp now makes this quaint, rural church handicap-accessible.
Poetry and other short works by local authors — as well as traditional essays of the fall and harvest seasons — will be presented by readers from the community. Music will be provided by the Baroquen Consort, a group of local musicians. Hot cider and baked goods are traditionally served following the hour-long service, and a basket will be passed to help pay for the structure's upkeep.
The South Cushing Baptist Church was built in 1854, and deeded by the last Baptist members to the historical society in 1977. The agreement specified that the society would retain the church's original, simple authenticity. No electricity, water, or modern amenities will ever be added. This country church is preserved and maintained by the society through donations and other fundraising. It is available to society members and any town citizens for weddings, funerals, and other social and cultural events.
For more information, call 354-6351 or go to cushingmainehistoricalsociety.org.