Unity Barn Raisers annual Day of Service drew 150 volunteer workers, including Unity College students, who tackled 19 service projects around the community the afternoon of Oct. 3.

Among their efforts were trail work with Waldo County Trails Coalition on the Hills to Sea trail, gardening at Triplet Park, trail work along the CommUnity trail system, digging potatoes with Veggies For All, tidying of local cemeteries, fall cleanup with the Unity Historical Society, post-fair cleanup at MOFGA, cleaning out the Unity Firehouse, stacking wood at Avian Haven Bird Sanctuary, downtown trash pick-up, painting and cleaning the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry, trimming and landscaping at the Field of Dreams park, and more.

Afterward, workers celebrated the day's accomplishments at a community pig roast with all the fixings, sourced from local farmers through Unity Food Hub and prepared by Crosstrax Deli.

This annual event is a fundraiser for UBR, ensuring the group's ability to serve Unity and the surrounding communities of Troy, Knox, Freedom, Thorndike, Montville and Burnham.

"More importantly, it provides an opportunity to complete important community enhancement projects that ensure local vitality and development while coming together as a community," according to a Unity Barn Raisers news release.

On their Facebook page, Unity Barn Raisers thank the sponsors of the event: UniTelME, Center Point Publishing, Downeast Credit Union, Unity Foundation, Unity College, On Johnny's Selected Seeds, Bangor Savings Bank, Maine Organic Farmers And Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Unity  Shop'n'Save, Ingraham Equipment Co., Larry Warm Farm, Varney Agency, Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, New England Organics, Unity Food Hub, Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli and others.

Anyone interested in volunteering for future Unity Barn Raisers undertakings should contact programs@unitybarnraisers.org.