EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — There is a secret to the continued success of one of St. Peter’s Lawn Party popular events — the spaghetti supper put on by members of St. Anne’s Circle, Daughters of Isabella. The secret is the recipe for the spaghetti sauce that is prepared and home-cooked by members of the Circle. That secret sauce recipe continues to draw a huge number of people to that meal.
This year’s spaghetti supper will take place 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the parish center, 58 Cedar St. The cost of the meal is $7 and takeouts will be available. There is ample room during serving time with seating for 150 people available.
The spaghetti supper is one of the many popular activities that make up the lawn party, a social event that has drawn people from the area, from across the state and from out-of-state for more than 70 years.
The lawn party kicks off at 11 a.m. and will continue until 6 p.m. when the excitement of the drawing of the $1,000 give-away winners takes place. There will be lawn party food favorites available for purchase, including hot dogs, french fries, onion rings and dough boys, water and soda.
There is plenty of activity taking place in the interim. All the old favorites are back, including the knit goods and fancy work, food and crafts, plus the 50/50 raffle.
Returning for its second year after a successful first year is the lawn party auction, which should include at least 200 items. As of July 20, there were 140 items in hand, ranging from a countertop refrigerator to a weed whacker to a variety of other items, both large and small. The well-known Maine auctioneer, Kermit Cote, will wield the auction gavel. There is still time to donate items to the auction (excluding large appliances and clothing). People who may wish to donate items to the auction may call St. Peter’s office Monday through Thursday at 746-3333 to make arrangements.
Back, too, is Magician Danny Baker of Bangor, who has been described as Maine’s funniest magician and comic. He is celebrating his 35th year of entertaining Maine audiences and will put on his magic show
from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The show will appeal to adults and children alike and will feature intense audience participation.
Plenty of parking is available and tents will be erected to provide shade for those attending.
Additional information at 746-3333 Monday through Thursday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.