Next week Lincoln County Publishing Co. will welcome the community for a firsthand look at how The Lincoln County News gets printed during an open house the evening of Wednesday, June 27. The event is free to attend and open to all.
“We are excited to welcome the community back into the press shop for an open house this summer,” said Chris Roberts, publisher of The Lincoln County News. “We’re especially excited to partner with Skidompha Library, SugarSpell Sweets, and Riverside Butcher Co. to truly make this a community event.”
The open house will begin at 5 p.m. at the company’s headquarters, 116 Mills Road, Newcastle. Mark Doe, of Louis Doe Home Center, has graciously agreed to allow open house attendees to park at his store if necessary.
The publishers will demonstrate how the newspaper press works by printing a special section exclusively for attendees of the open house. The section will include a timeline of the newspaper’s history, information about new and ongoing projects, and biographies of employees.
During the evening’s festivities, visitors will also hear from Torie DeLisle, director of development and communications at Skidompha Library, about the 2018 Community Read and the six weeks of discussions, cooking contests, and other activities to celebrate the book, New York Times bestseller “Blood, Bones & Butter” by chef Gabriella Hamilton. 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 library will also give out copies of “Blood, Bones & Butter” while supplies last.
In keeping with the themes of the Community Read, Lincoln County Publishing Co. has reached out to local food vendors to “pop up” during the open house. Riverside Butcher Co. owner August Avantaggio will sell hamburgers and salads, while SugarSpell Sweets owner April Morrison will have a collection of her confectionary creations available for purchase.
After the open house, Skidompha Library will host a wine reception in Porter Hall starting at 7 p.m., followed by a showing of “Newsies,” a 1992 film loosely based on the newsboys’ strike of 1899.
Lincoln County Publishing Co. is a family-owned, full-service print shop that has been in business for more than 100 years.
For more information about the open house, call The Lincoln County News at 563-3171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.