Belfast Co-op hosting Annual Community Appreciation Day

Belfast Co-op - Belfast, Maine

On Saturday, August 16 from 10am-4pm, the Belfast Co-op invites the community to attend their Annual Community Appreciation Day. There will be free live local music throughout the day, local vendors with free samples, a cook-out with burgers and dogs, including vegetarian options, and Co-op Hot Italian sausage subs with peppers & onions. The event takes place in a portion of the Co-op's parking lot, at 123 High Street in downtown Belfast, and spilling over onto High Street, which will be blocked off from vehicular traffic between Main and Beaver streets.

This year's live local music lineup: 10am Gawler Family Band, 11:15am Belfast Bay Fiddlers, 12:30pm Tom Luther Quintet, 1:45pm Leaky Boot Jug Band, and 3pm Octavia. Between music sets, door prizes will be announced for lucky winners.

Many local vendors will be attending and providing free samples, including: Bagel Mainea (Augusta), Borealis Breads (Waldoboro), Half Moon Farm (Montville), Maine Root (Portland), ME Water Buffalo Co. (Appleton), The Milkhouse (So. China), Seacoast Coffee Co. (Portland), Suecakes (Belfast), Wicked Joe Coffee (Topsham), and more!

There will be a fundraising book sale, gift basket raffles, and a 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds donated to local nonprofits. These activities typically raise about $1200. This year's recipients are The Game Loft, New Hope For Women, P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, Veggies For All, and Waterfall Arts!

The Co-op's gratefully accepting book donations through 8/10. Books only please; no textbooks, magazines, tapes or discs. Please bring your donations to Customer Service (straight ahead as you enter the store), or let the manager on duty know if you have a large/heavy delivery, and they will assist you.

Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi of Village Farm in Freedom will be selling MOFGA-certified organic produce again this year, and The Game Loft, Waterfall Arts, and potter Russell Kahn will be providing interactive children's activities.

The Rock Coast Rollers, a diverse group of women dedicated to advancing and advocating for the sport of roller derby, women, their league and their community, will be showing off their skating prowess while distributing giveaways, watermelon, and flyers about their next home bout.

P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center and the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County will be sharing information about their work providing sanctuary while seeking forever homes for companion animals, and the American Red Cross in Maine will have a staffed emergency response vehicle on site providing information about their disaster services.

Maine Farmland Trust will be sharing a "pop-up" show of images called the "Lexicon of Sustainability" which are large printed photographs that are collaged and altered to illustrate people, stories, and ideas around sustainability that are mounted on two-sided easels. These will be on display for the day.

For further details, please visit, or call the Co-op during their regular business hours, between 7:30am and 8pm daily at (207) 338-2532. The community-owned Belfast Co-op is located at 123 High Street in downtown Belfast. All are welcome!

Date: Aug 16, 2014
Start Time:10:00 AM
End Time:4:00 PM
Organized by:Belfast Co-op
Address: 123 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915
Phone:(207) 338-2532
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