Sovereign event for Troy Union Church

Nov 13, 2017
Troy Union Church will reap the benefit of a local author talk and signing Thursday, Nov. 16.

Troy — Troy farmer and author Jennifer Wixson will co-host, with the Troy Union Church, a fundraiser for the church Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. At the event, Wixson will unveil her latest novel, “Maggie’s Dilemma,” in her popular Sovereign Series of Maine novels.

Wixson will talk about and read from her new book, the fifth — and final — in her series set in the fictitious town of Sovereign, Maine (which she says is situated somewhere between Troy and Dixmont). Autographed copies of all Wixson’s books will be on sale, and $5 from the sale of each book will be donated to the Troy Union Church. Other donations are welcomed.

The church was built in 1840 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is in Phase 4 of a major restoration, having recently replaced the timber frame trusses holding up the bell tower. Cost estimates for Phase 4 are $65,000. Norma Rossel from the church will offer an update on the on-going renovation project and informational flyers will be available.

The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. The event will be held at the BB Cook Clubhouse, 597 Bangor Road/Route 202, since the church is still under restoration. For more information about the church and/or the event contact Rossel at 948-2841. For information about Wixson and her books, visit thesovereignseries.com and her Facebook author page.

Wixson and her husband, Troy native Stanley Luce, own Highland Farms of Troy, raising cranberries and Scottish Highland cattle for beef and breeding. Many of Wixson’s farming adventures (and other local color) makes their way into her stories and her regular column for Islandport Magazine, "Letter from Troy.”

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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