UBR Day of Service

100 volunteers tackle community projects

Oct 08, 2019
Volunteers glean a vegetable garden as part of Unity Barn Raisers' annual Day of Service Oct. 5.

Unity — Unity Barn Raisers (UBR) held its annual Day of Service event Oct. 5, a celebration of community spirit and volunteerism.

This year, nearly 100 volunteers completed 12 service projects in and around Unity, Freedom, Montville and Thorndike), culminating in a community meal to thank volunteers and sponsors. Many of the volunteers were first-year Unity College students.

Projects included trail work with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, gardening at Triplet Park, tidying of local cemeteries, fall cleanup with the Unity and Freedom historical societies, post-fair cleanup at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, squash harvesting for the food pantry, stacking wood at Avian Haven Bird Sanctuary, painting the Community Center, and more.

This annual event is a fundraiser for UBR, ensuring its ability to serve Unity and the surrounding communities of Troy, Knox, Freedom, Thorndike, Montville and Burnham. It also provides an opportunity to complete important community enhancement projects that ensure local vitality and development while bringing people together as a community.

Event sponsors include Johnny’s Selected Seeds, MOFGA, Envirem Organics, UniTel, Down East Credit Union, Sandy Stream Mobile Home Park, Unity Foundation, ReVision Energy, 93 Main Coffee Shop, TA’s Automotive, Depot Country Store, Hidden Valley Camp, Unity Forge, Timber Frame Farm, and VillageSide Farm.

Anyone interested in volunteering in the community may contact UBR at 948-9005 or uninets.net.

 

 

These volunteers stacked wood at Avian Haven in Freedom during Unity Barn Raisers' annual Day of Service Oct. 5. (Courtesy of: Unity Barn Raisers)
Day of Service volunteers aid cleanup efforts at MOFGA Oct. 5, following the annual Common Ground Country Fair. (Courtesy of: Unity Barn Raisers)
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