The Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. will be holding a station dedication ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at the Lincolnville Fire Station, 470 Camden Road.

The ceremony is scheduled to start promptly at 11 a.m. and include a short speech by Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. President Peter Rollins, a dedication plaque unveiling and light refreshments. The station will be open until 1 p.m. for anyone wishing to tour the facility.

In April 2010, selectmen signed a $745,727 fire station construction contract with Catalano’s Construction of Thomaston. The fire station project is funded almost entirely through a bequest made years ago to the Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Department. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in November 2010.

In November 2008, Lincolnville voters approved accepting funds from the volunteer fire department organization to build the fire station, a project estimated at $1.1 million, a price that included the cost of land acquisition. Earlier that year, the nonprofit Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Department Inc., many of whose members are volunteer firefighters with the Lincolnville Fire Department, learned it could use funds from the sale of old Lincolnville Telephone Co. securities bequeathed in 1985 by Hazel Heald to attain its longtime goal of building a new fire station.

The nonprofit, which formed in the 1950s, agreed to direct the cash from the liquidated stock to the town to purchase the land near the intersection of routes 52 and 173 and build a new fire station there, making it a municipal project. The entire project was funded by the original Heald gift and no taxpayer money was used for the acquisition of land, or the construction of the new fire station.