Soups are the stars in the next event of Broad Bay Congregational UCC’s multi-month capital campaign. On Sat., Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Community Friends of Broad Bay will serve up Beef Soup, Squash Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup and Corn Chowder, along with rolls and cornbread, beverages and a wide variety of “church-lady” pies. The pies are being baked by members of Broad Bay and the United Methodist Church. A silent auction, to include antique furniture, a cabin-vacation on Damariscotta Lake and many other items, will run concurrently.
The supper will be in the VFW Hall on Mill Street and suggested donation is $12 for ages 6 and up; $5 for children ages 4-5, and free for ages 3 and younger. All proceeds go to the A Place for All Capital Campaign.
Betsy Wooster, who lives on Main Street near the church, said longtime friends and neighbors were talking about changes happening in Waldoboro and decided they’d like to do something to help Broad Bay in its fundraising effort.
“Only one of us is a member but the rest of us value the church for its history, its beauty and the vital role it plays in town life,” Wooster said. “We’re hoping lots of people join us at the dinner so we can assist the work of this church that helps us all.”
The church is edging closer and seeking community donations to reach its goal of raising at least $500,000 by Nov. 30. If the A Place for All Capital Campaign reaches that benchmark, the church will be the recipient of matching funds of $250,000 from the National Fund for Sacred Places. Funds will be used to make the historic Broad Bay building safer, more accessible, and more flexible for use by the church and community.