More than 100 people attended Lincoln County Publishing Co.’s summer open house the evening of Wednesday, June 27.
Lincoln County Publishing Co. President Chris Roberts and his sons, John Roberts and Allan Roberts, offered tours of the print shop throughout the evening and spoke about the company’s history. Sam Roberts, Chris Roberts’ father and the former president of Lincoln County Publishing Co., attended the event and greeted visitors as they arrived.
At the end of the presentation, the publishers demonstrated how the newspaper press operates by printing a special eight-page section for attendees.
The event also featured pop-ups of local food vendors. Riverside Butcher Co. owner August Avantaggio sold hamburgers and salads, while SugarSpell Sweets owner April Morrison offered a collection of her confectionary creations.
In addition, visitors heard from Torie DeLisle, director of development and communications at Skidompha Library, about the 2018 Community Read. Copies of the New York Times bestseller “Blood, Bones & Butter” by chef Gabrielle Hamilton were distributed at the open house. Lincoln County Publishing Co., a longtime supporter of Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, is one of the lead sponsors of this year’s Community Read.
The Lincoln County Publishing Co. plans to host another open house in the future, Chris Roberts said.
“We’re very pleased with how the summer open house went,” Chris Roberts said. “We enjoy welcoming the community into the print shop to demonstrate how we print the newspaper each week, and we hope to collaborate more with local businesses and organizations in the future.”
Lincoln County Publishing Co. is a family-owned, full-service print shop that has been in business for more than 100 years.