For nearly two decades, people have been gathering in Lincolnville to decorate eggs using a wax-resist method known as pysanky.

Julie Turkovitch said she used to host the group at her home, which had unfinished floors at the time and she didn't mind the dye spills. Now, the annual event is sponsored by Lincolnville's United Christian Church inside the town's Community Hall.

"The Community Center is such a nice place to have," she said.

Under the tables April 13, the floor was protected from dye spills with taped down paper, and on display throughout the room were previously designed eggs. On one table were a group of decorated eggs found in local barn that boasted traditional Ukrainian symbols for luck and fertility. On another, eggs created in years past by local residents were on display.

Attendance was low this year, Turkovitch noted, she thought probably because it was the first Saturday of school vacation. Still, a half-dozen people sat at tables creating wax designs on eggs, soaking the eggs in dye and melting the wax off with candles to create both simple and intricate designs.

An annual pysanky decorating workshop planned April 13 at Marsh River Co-op in Brooks fizzled for lack of participation — possibly also because of school vacation. Last year, the Brooks event drew 16 participants, a Co-op staff member said.