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Event Calendar

2016

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The Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, Dec 10, with cocktails at 6 and dinner at 7:00.  Each attendee is asked to bring a potluck item of any type - entree, vegetable, salad, bread or dessert. Members are encouraged to invite friends or neighbors as their guests - membership is not required.

This is a good old-fashioned Christmas with friends, good food, Christmas carols and surprise gifts. Always a great time!

There is $5 per person fee to cover the cost of mixers and supplies. Advance payment is not needed, but please RSVP to John to help us correctly plan the amount of food & supplies. A mailing to members will go out about a month before with start time and more details.    We hope you can join us!

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.

CURRENT ISSUES:

CLICK HERE to see what we have been doing lately to maintain and improve the Hawthorne house, and what challenges we are still facing in the never-ending task of maintenence. Other current news and notices are also included in this section.