A message from First Congregational Church

The Missions Committee would like to thank everyone who purchased the Ukrainian “pysanky” Easter eggs, bought an Easter takeout meal, or contributed in other ways to their Ukrainian relief fund raising campaign. Since the war began First Church has sent $3,003 to International Ministries and $4,650 to Project HOPE to provide medicines and medical supplies to Ukrainian settlements.

Because of Project HOPE’s matching grant program, the contribution has been doubled. That means Searsport and those from surrounding towns have provided a total of $12,303 toward Ukrainian relief efforts!

Summertime Lunch Program

Sponsored by the federal government, there will be free lunches available to children on five weekdays starting sometime in June after school lets out and continuing through August. Lunches will be distributed on the Carver Memorial Library lawn from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The lunches are available to all Searsport children and are supposed to be eaten on the premises rather than taken home. Educational activities are planned on these days by volunteers.

Student art display

Carver Memorial Library has created at gallery wall that will be kicked off with an exhibit of student art from the Searsport Elementary, Middle and High schools. Paintings on canvas, watercolors and drawings are all on display.  The library plans to host more shows in the future. The hall gallery is open during regular library hours at 12 Union St. (or at the corner of Mortland Avenue and Union Street).

New art gallery opens

Speaking of art, there is a new gallery opening at 181 Searsport Ave. called Mainely Gallery and Studio. Its grand opening is Friday, May 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Artists from the area will be presenting works based on the prompt “Pandora’s Box.”

Things to remember:

Carver Memorial Library will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.

The Penobscot Marine Museum opens for the season on Friday, May 27.