UNION — An enthusiastic crowd of more than 70 people filled the green with chairs and blankets to enjoy a perfect evening for a picnic-style dinner of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs while being entertained by local musician Paddy Mills. The big attraction, however, 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 found their personal favorites with more than 20 pies sold.
During the Pie Social a drawing was held for a boy’s and girl’s bicycle with Benjamin Levy of Owls Head named winner of the boy’s bicycle and Aubrey Putansu of Gardenville, Nev., who was visiting her grandmother Donna Perry of Hope, winning the girl’s bicycle.
This annual event raises money to support the Union Area Chamber of Commerce scholarship and grant fund. The fund assists students in the Chamber’s service area of Appleton, Hope, Union, Waldoboro, Warren and Washington. It is available to any elementary, junior high, high school or nontraditional student who 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 determined annually based on funds available. Awards will be given based on merit and-or need. Details on the application process are available at http://www.unionareachamber.org/ or call 785-3044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.