The 12th annual John Syrett Lobster Bake will be held Sunday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the waterfront in Owls Head.

This year the featured guests are Congressman Mike Michaud, Democratic candidate for governor, and Shenna Bellows, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Michaud will speak before the meal at approximately 4:45 p.m., and Shenna Bellows will speak following the meal at approximately 6:15 p.m.. They and many Democratic candidates and office holders will be present to speak with guests.

The bake is the major fundraiser of the Knox County Democratic Committee. Five levels of sponsorships with program recognition will provide funds needed for 2014 candidate support activities. Businesses as well as individuals may become sponsors. Individual tickets are $30. Contributions in any amount in support of the event are also very welcome.

This is an informal rain-or-shine event for Democrats from far or near, their friends, supporters and summer guests. Everyone is welcome.

The menu features lobster with mussels, corn, coleslaw, potato salad, soft drinks, fruit, coffee and homemade bars and cookies. An alternative menu from the grill, including veggie burgers, will be available for those who prefer it as well as wine and beer for a donation. This is a green event with local foods and minimal waste to send to the transfer station.

Contact Bonnie Post at 594-9263 or or Stu Thro at 594-8611 or or visit for more information and to sponsor, donate or purchase tickets. Arrangements must be made by Friday, Aug. 15 to attend the event. Donations are welcome at any time.