Unity Barn Raisers held its annual Day of Service, a celebration of community spirit and volunteerism, Oct. 1.

Nearly 120 volunteers completed 17 service projects in and around Unity, culminating in a community meal to thank the volunteers and sponsors of the event. The meal consisted of local ingredients sourced by Unity Food Hub.

Projects included trail work with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, gardening at Triplet Park, digging potatoes 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 Unity Firehouse, stacking wood at Avian Haven Bird Sanctuary, downtown trash pick-up, painting and cleaning the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry, cemetery clean up in Montville, and more.

The event is a fundraiser for UBR, ensuring its ability to serve Unity and the surrounding communities of Troy, Knox, Freedom, Thorndike, Montville and Burnham.

Also, it provides an opportunity to complete important community enhancement projects that ensure local vitality and development while coming together as a community.

Event sponsors include: Unity Foundation, Unity College, Down East Credit Union, Johnny’s Selected Seed, Centerpoint Publishing, LifeShare, UniTel, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Unity Food Hub, Unity Shop n Save, Varney Insurance Agency, New England Organics, Larry Ward Farm, Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, and others.

Anyone interested in volunteering in the community can contact Mary Leaming at 948-9005 or [email protected].

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