To the editor:
Dear Damariscotta-Newcastle business owners and local residents:
Now that the 2019 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest is behind us and we are looking toward our 14th festival, we have realized that we cannot continue to operate as we have in the past. There were a number of very vocal individuals and businesses who were critical of the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Committee’s decisions. The committee is hosting an open discussion about whether Pumpkinfest will survive and prosper and, if it does, what changes must be made.
We hope this can be a positive discussion, which will lead to a newly energized committee. Please join us Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Porter Hall in Skidompha Library. This open discussion will be proceeded by our regular 4:30-6 p.m. Pumpkinfest committee meeting, which, as always, is open to the public.
The 2019 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Committee