MONMOUTH — The 35th annual May Faire, a community event sponsored by Friends of Cumston Public Library, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main St.

Featured will be home-grown perennials from local gardens and annuals from Gingerbread Farms in Wayne. Food will include lobster rolls, hamburgers and hot dogs. There will be activities for children, and several community groups and local artisans will have offerings, including a bake sale by the ladies from the United Church. Gently used books also will be sold.

An addition to this year’s event is the distribution of 150 trees by the Monmouth Conservation Commission. This is part of Maine’s Bicentennial celebration.

The event will be held rain or shine, and all activities will be outdoors. All proceeds support the library’s programs. For more information, call Amy Dolan at 207-512-0195.

Meanwhile, the Friends are accepting donations of perennials plants for the event.

Donated plants can be left at the lot from Thursday, May 20, to Saturday, May 21. Plants should be labeled with the plant name and color of blossoms if applicable. Hostas, rhubarb, bleeding hearts, irises and herbs are strong sellers.

For more information or to make a plant donation, contact Laverne Winn at 207-933-4760 or [email protected].

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