Lincolnville Center to hold Strawberry Festival

Jul 06, 2018
Peg Miller,  originator of the Strawberry Festival, with Lincolnville Town Administrator, David Kinney. Miller is this year's Strawberry Queen and will be honored as the parade's Grand Marshal.

Lincolnville — The 25th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Building and the United Christian Church, located at 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, in Lincolnville Center.

The event offers a full array of fun activities for the whole family. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Drakes Corner and will be led by piper Ross Faneuf and features the Lincolnville Band.  Youngsters will gather at the library to decorate their bikes and wagons.  (Decorations provided.)  From there they will join the parade as it continues down Main Street. In honor of the festival's 25th anniversary, church members have assembled a special strawberry cookbook featuring old-time and new cuisine recipes.

The Strawberry Festival started in 1994 when Margaret "Peg" Miller, with the assistance of Barbara Tarantino, transformed a small village fair into the multifaceted festival it is today.  In recognition of her contribution to the ongoing success of this event, Peg Miller has been chosen Strawberry Queen and will ride as the parade's Grand Marshal.

History buffs will have a chance to have a guided tour of the church which was built as the town meetinghouse in 1821.  It has the original boxed pews, upper pulpit, balcony, and flow glass windows.

The Strawberry Festival is sponsored by the United Christian Church, an "all welcome" community church.  For information call Roberta Heald, event coordinator, at 763-3266.


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