A pig roast dinner and barn dance will be held Saturday, May 26, in Searsmont for the second consecutive year, and this time it will benefit even more community members.

The fundraiser is a repeat of last year’s event, which was attended by more than 300 people who came to break bread at the public supper and then dance to the music of the Belfast Bay Fiddlers and the Searsmont Street Band.

The first event was staged by the Searsmont Historical Society to celebrate the opening of its new barn next to the Searsmont Community Center. The barn holds antique plows, wagons, tractors, and other items too large to fit into the Historical Society’s museum inside the community center.

This year, members of the Quantabacook Lodge of Masons and the Searsmont United Methodist Church will pitch in and serve up fantastic homemade food. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children under twelve.

“Everybody had a wonderful time last year, and this year is going to be even more fun,” said Karen Withee of the Searsmont Historical Society, who is organizing the event. “Ticket sales were so successful last year that we were actually sold out the morning of the event. We’re planning for a great attendance, and we are really piling on a lot of hearty dishes this year. No one will want to go to the barn to dance until they’ve had plenty of delicious food!”

The fare will include roast pig, once again donated and prepared by Jenness Robbins and his crew. Robbins is a member of the Searsmont Historical Society and chaired the barn building committee. Other offerings will include beans, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, homemade rolls, cornbread and cake for dessert, Withee said.

The public supper will once again be held in the community center’s large, airy function room, and the dance will be held in the nearby barn. Dinner will start at 5 p.m.

Tickets are available at Brambles or from Goldy at the Co-Op in Belfast, or at the Fraternity Village Store in Searsmont. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. “Buy your ticket early as we expect another sold out event!” Withee warned.

“It’s a really fun time and every single ticket goes toward benefiting three great community groups,” she added. “People have a wonderful time while they help to strengthen Searsmont and the surrounding area. It’s a true win-win.” For more information, call Karen Withee at 322-5526.