Although the Annual Spring Alewife Festival in Damariscotta Mills was canceled to conform with COVID-19 guidelines, the festival committee is still raffling a locally designed and crafted queen-sized alewife festival quilt.
The quilt, pieced by Betty Lu Brydges and machine quilted by Lynn Vogt, includes silk screened designs drawn by local artists for festival goods and gear imprints in previous years. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for essential repairs to the public access to the fish ladder and our community’s new "Bridge the Gap" campaign. One of the Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration Committee’s goals is to raise funds to replace the aging foot bridge that spans the pools. Local historian George Weston estimates that the footbridge was fist built in the early 1950s.
Only 700 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn at the end of September or at a chowder festival, if we are able to hold one in September or early October. Buy raffle tickets at https://damariscottamills.org/quilt-raffle-post/
Or contact Alewife Festival Chair David Brydges at 832-1790. Quilt squares and festival gear are also for sale. Find details at https://damariscottamills.org/fish-goods-gear-order-qs/