Happy Semiquincentennial, Edgecomb!

We proudly represent our friends and neighbors in the town of Edgecomb who are celebrating its 250th anniversary this year – having incorporated in 1764.  Check out this article from Bill Pearson of the Boothbay Register highlighting the celebrations for this year.

“There will be two celebratory events in May. On May 18, “An Afternoon at Glidden Point Oyster” at 637 River Road comes first. Participants will have food, drink and entertainment along the banks of the Damariscotta River. On May 27, the local American Legion Post will host a flag ceremony at the town hall.

Beginning June 1, Schmid Preserve will host a self-guided tour. Lisa McSwain is the Schmid Preserve Advisory Board’s chairman. She is also a member of the Edgecomb 250 committee. “Joe (McSwain, husband) and I joined the committee because we love the Edgecomb community and want to share all the good and interesting things happening with the greater community,” she said.

On Sept. 7, Schmid Preserve will host its second 250th celebratory event. Schmid Preserve Day will highlight some activities done by residents in the 19th century. Activities include sawing, logging, milling, hauling logs with oxen and possibly stone wall building.

On June 22, a 10K road race will take place on Cross Point Road. The race starts at Edgecomb Community Church with competitors running 3.1 kilometers to CTL and back to the church.

Edgecomb Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual pancake breakfast on July 6. Edgecomb Community Church hosts three anniversary events. On July 14, a special service and ice cream social is scheduled. Sept. 23 is the Autumnal Equinox. The church will host an Autumnal Labyrinth walk. On Oct. 19, the church hosts a potluck supper which includes “local stories.”

The celebration also includes self-guided arts and shop tours. On July 27, Edgecomb 250 will provide maps of participating shops. On Sept. 20-21, the arts tour is scheduled to visit local artists’ studios. “I’m working on organizing both of these, and I’m really excited (about) taking the tours,” Brennan said.

The annual Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Decorating Contest marks an end to a year-long celebration. The contest invites local school students to decorate trees on Dec. 6.”