Friday’s community cookout Partners in Education put on at the town playground on Gardiner Road was not the only one in Wiscasset Elementary School grandmother Betty Oyster’s weekend plans. She had one set for the next day for a relative’s visit. So it is a busy time, she said smiling as she helped daughter Lucy Oyster-Ackerman, PIE’s fundraising coordinator, set up a treats table after Friday’s gray, cool weather took a sunny, warmer turn in time for PIE’s event.
Oyster-Ackerman had predicted beautiful weather. Friday night, she said the event’s goal was two-fold: helping get children back into the community after years of the pandemic, and raising funds toward new automated electronic defibrillators (AEDs) for WES.
She said PIE will have a food stand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 28 at Wiscasset Speedway’s Coastal Cruise-In and Fun Day. Part of the funds PIE raises that day will go to Special Olympics, part toward the AEDs and possibly other PIE projects, Oyster-Ackerman said. The group is talking with Parks and Recreation about possible movie showings at the playground this summer, she added.