The Blueberry Festival at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kennebunk offers hand crafted items and a wide array of blueberry-related items for sale, including homemade pies. COURTESY PHOTO

The Blueberry Festival at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kennebunk offers hand crafted items and a wide array of blueberry-related items for sale, including homemade pies. COURTESY PHOTO

KENNEBUNK — Holy Cross Lutheran Church will host its 10th Blueberry Festival on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on the corner of Lord and Storer Streets in Kennebunk.

The event is held each year to raise funds for a good cause.

Quilted items, bags, aprons and other hand-crafted items will be for sale at the festival. The church will also offer homemade doughnuts, blueberry pies, cookies and other treats for sale. Blueberry shortcake topped with fresh whipped cream, the festival’s namesake dessert, will also be available.

All proceeds from the Aug. 12 festival will be used for equipment and furnishings for the church’s fellowship hall in order to better facilitate community functions held at Holy Cross, including free public lunches, dinners and other forms of outreach.

Crafters for a Cause — comprised of Holy Cross Lutheran’s Social Concerns Committee and other members of the congregation — work all year to create crafts for sale at the festival. Each year the Social Concerns Committee reviews community needs to select the recipient of Blueberry Festival proceeds.

For more information, call 985-4803.


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