Pie by the slice will be on sale over Damariscotta Pumpkinfest weekend, Oct. 8-10, thanks to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Glidden Street, next to the river in Newcastle. The church will use its Main Street parking lot for its “Heavenly Pies” stand, selling pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies baked by skilled parishioners, along with cider and coffee. Whole pies will be available as well as pie by the slice. All proceeds will support St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s outreach partners in Lincoln County, Lewiston, Haiti, and elsewhere. Last year, outreach support to these nonprofits came to more than $23,000. In Lincoln County, beneficiaries have included the Newcastle Food Pantry, the Community Energy Fund, and the volunteer driver program called Lincoln County FISH.
In the course of the Pumpkinfest festivities, the church, with its beautiful sanctuary designed by the architect of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., will be open for visitors and sightseers.
There also will be a raffle for free delivery of three pies of the winner’s choice anywhere in Lincoln County on the week before Thanksgiving. And one can bid on signed copies of the charming children’s book “Pumpkin, Pumpkin,” written and illustrated by Jeanne Titherington, a St. Andrew’s parishioner.
“Heavenly Pies” will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Oct. 8-10 in the church’s parking lot next to Sproul’s Furniture on Main Street, Newcastle.