An evening of food, fun and fund-raising is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St. Proceeds from the Mainly Maine Steeple Fund Raiser will go towards ongoing restoration of the church’s steeple, which has housed the town’s public clock for generations.

Doors will open 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. Options include traditional Yankee Pot Roast and veggie dinners, topped with blueberry cobbler and apple crisp for dessert. Entertainment will include the Parade of Mainers; attendees are invited to come dressed “as a Mainer" (hunter, lobsterman, lumberjack, hiker, gardener, golfer, military, skier, sports fan, fisherman, etc.).

Rosey Gerry of Lincolnville will provide music and comedy, as well as run the auction (set to start at 8 p.m.). Gerry was born in Camden and graduated from Camden Rockport High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Air Force and still serves Midcoast Maine in many ways. He owns Rosey’s Restoration Antique Autos and he is a member of two bands, the Wayfaring Strangers and Route 17 Ramblers. Items for auction include 100 pounds of lobster, sailing cruises, toboggans, a three-course meal by a local chef and more.

Suggested donation is $10; $6 for those age 5 to 12 and free for younger children. For more information, call organizer Marilyn Thorell at  763-3940 or 322-2679.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or