More than 70 people filled the Union Common with chairs and blankets July 15 to enjoy a perfect evening for a picnic-style dinner of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs while being entertained by local musician Paddy Mills. However, the big attraction was the homemade pies donated by area bakers for which the “Now Famous” Pie Social is named. With pies ranging from chocolate, peanut butter and banana cream to the classic favorites of apple and blueberry, pie lovers searched and found their personal favorites with more than 20 pies sold.

During the Pie Social a drawing was held for a boys and girls bicycle with Benjamin Levy of Owls Head named winner of the boys bicycle and Aubrey Putansu of Gardenville, Nev., who was visiting her grandmother Donna Perry of Hope, winning the girls bicycle.

This annual event raises money to support the Union Area Chamber’s Scholarship & Grant fund. This fund assists students in the chamber’s service area consisting of Appleton, Hope, Union, Waldoboro, Warren and Washington. It is available for any elementary, junior high, high school or non-traditional student that lives within the service area to pursue education or projects that relate to business, entrepreneurship, or leadership. Scholarship of up to $250 may be awarded, with a maximum to be determined annually based on the funds available. Awards will be given based upon merit and/or need. Complete details on the application process are available on the chamber website,