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2018

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The Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 6:30 at the Hawthorne House.  In addition to the best homemade and fresh strawberry shortcake available, this year’s event will feature a short historical talk by trustee John Manoush entitled, “The Second Great Awakening”.  This topic covers the turbulent years between the war of 1812 and the start of the Civil War - some of Hawthorne’s most formative and productive years. These were years when  attitudes toward slavery, women’s rights and other important issues rose to dominate the national consciousness, eventually leading to lasting changes.

RSVP is appreciated to help us plan the right quantities. John’s contact info. is immediately below.

If you have questions about this or any other activity please contact John at the e-mail address or phone number shown below.

TRADITIONAL ANNUAL EVENTS:

CHRISTMAS PARTY: This could be considered a high point of the social calendar, even though many of our summer residents do not get to attend. In recent years  it has taken the form of a potluck dinner preceded by a BYOB cocktail hour. The event is held at the Hawthorne house, which is decorated with a large tree, fresh cut balsam branches and candles. After an excellent meal we sing carols and present gifts donated by our trustees.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: By long tradition, the Hawthorne Community Association welcomes Raymond cape area residents to the start of each summer season with a “Strawberry Festival”, generally held in mid to late June at the Hawthorne house.  It is an opportunity to greet old friends and meet new ones, while enjoying one of the classic summer treats with fresh shortcake, strawberries and real whipped cream.

CHICKEN BBQ: Thanks to the generosity of the VanWinkles, proprietors of the Wohelo summer camp, the Association celebrates the high season of summer and also holds its only all-members meeting at Little Wohelo camp on the shore of Sebago Lake each year in mid-August.

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