UBR hosts Day of Service with 175 volunteers

Oct 02, 2017
Pitching in during Unity Barn Raisers annual Day of Service Sept. 30 are members of X-treme Gymnastics & Tumbling Center in Unity.

Unity — Unity Barn Raisers (UBR) held its annual Day of Service the afternoon of Sept. 30, and more than 175 volunteers turned out to complete 17 service projects in and around the town.

The Day of Service is a celebration of community spirit and volunteerism. Volunteers tackled projects in Unity, Freedom, Troy and Thorndike, then celebrated with a community meal of local ingredients sourced by Unity Food Hub.

Projects included Thorndike park area restoration, trail work with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, gardening at Triplet Park, digging carrots with Veggies For All, tidying of local cemeteries, fall cleanup with the Unity Historical Society and Freedom Historical Society, post-fair cleanup at MOFGA, projects at the Good Stewart Thrift Shop, projects at the Unity Firehouse, stacking wood at Avian Haven Bird Sanctuary, downtown trash pick-up, Troy Union Church restoration, and more.

Volunteers were recruited from Unity College, Iron Wood LLC School, X-treme Gymnastics & Tumbling Center, Boy Scout Troop 233, Unity Area Rotary, and community members.

This annual event is a fundraiser for UBR, ensuring the organization's 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 boost local vitality and development while bringing people together as a community.

Sponsors of the event included Unity Foundation, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Center Point Publishing, Down East Credit Union, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, LifeShare USA, Envirem, East Coast CBDS, UniTel, Unity Forge, Simeon Institute, Sara Trunzo Music, Unity College, Varney Insurance Agency, Mammie’s County Kitchen, Larry Ward Farm, Unity Area Rotary, Spanky’s Pizza, Haw Ridge Organics, and Unity Food Hub.

Anyone interested in volunteering in the community may contact Mary at 948-9005 or programs@unitybarnraisers.org.

Gardens at Unity's Triplet Park get spruced up during the Day of Service Sept. 30.
Volunteers help out at Unity Fire Department Sept. 30.
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