Vacation spot Moosehead Lake hosts 18th annual Chocolate Pageant drive-thru model

contributed January 27, 2022

GREENVILLE – Destination Moosehead Lake is proud to host the 18th Annual Chocolate Festival. Like last year, to ensure the safety and convenience of all participants, this year’s festival will be an online and drive-through event.

GREENVILLE – Destination Moosehead Lake is proud to host the 18th Annual Chocolate Festival. Like last year, to ensure the safety and convenience of all participants, this year’s festival will be an online and drive-through event. Boxes of 10 candies are available for $10 and children’s boxes for $5. Both include a selection of offerings from local bakers. All boxes must be paid for online in advance.

Online ordering is available now and must be completed by 12:00pm on February 16th with pickup on Sunday 20th February from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Bartley’s Center Cove Events on 241st Street Pritham Avenue takes place.

Volunteers will be available on site to collect order information and deliver boxes to recipients. Participants do not need to enter the building at the time of pickup.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Destination Moosehead Lake is the official tourism organization for Maine’s famous Moosehead Lake region. Destination Moosehead Lake welcomes thousands of visitors to the area each year, answering questions and directing visitors to the many attractions the area has to offer and the businesses that make the Moosehead Lake area so special. The following cities are covered in our region: Rockwood, Greenville, Kokadjo, Lily Bay, Beaver Cove, Shirley, Monson and Abbot.

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Thanksgiving dinner, drive-thru fashion in Scranton

A Thanksgiving tradition looks very different this year. Instead of packing a ballroom, people on the street are fed a Thanksgiving dinner.

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania – For the 45th straight year, Friends of the Poor is cooking thousands of turkey meals for people in need on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, but for the second straight year the pandemic is changing the way those meals are prepared and distributed.

Instead of family style, it was drive-through style for the Friends of the Poor’s annual Thanksgiving dinner with long lines of cars and lots of to-go boxes.

“I’m glad they still do it. I’m so glad they do because I have a steady income,” said James Sobol.

The pandemic changed how it worked, but not the mission behind it.

“It’s needed in this church. There are a lot of people who really need it. You know, they come through every year, ”said Beverly Lacoe.

And many said that while otherwise, they would never miss this Thanksgiving tradition for 45 straight years.

“Sister Adrian started with 25 people, that was something,” said Lacoe.

“Sister Adrian’s main goal when she started doing this in 1976 was that community feeling and making sure people had someone to vacation with. So that has always been our trademark. It’s what we miss most. We hope really to get it back next year. We’re just doing our best if we take the circumstances into account, “said Meghan Loftus of Friends of the Poor.

This year is the biggest so far. Friends of the Poor planned to hand out 3,500 dinners. More than 1,000 of these were delivered to low-income residential facilities and senior high-rises.

“We ran out of food last year so we’re trying to make sure we’re prepared for more. We’re worried we’ll run out of food because the need is still so great,” Loftus said.

“Scranton has always had a big heart, you know, that’s a lot,” said Jack Brennan.

The recipients told us they were grateful. Friends of the poor have still done this. Thanksgiving dinner for more than 3,000 is no easy task.

“There are so many people out there who have nothing,” said Al Aukscunas. “I think it’s great. I really do.”

OPA! Greek Fest returns to Rochester, drive-thru model

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – If you love Greek food this is the perfect weekend for you.

The original Rochester Greek Fest has returned. The decades-long tradition began on Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday.

For the second year in a row, the annual event takes place exclusively in drive-through. But according to the Greek festival Website, The menu is bigger this year. People can buy authentic Greek food like gyros, baklava, and kabobs.

All money raised by the Greek Fest will go to a nonprofit organization which offers free accommodation to the patients of the Mayo Clinic.

“The tradition has existed since 1957. You speak of more than 50 years of camaraderie and friendship,” said organizer Ari Kolas. “And we want to preserve our ethical culture. Together with all the new cultures of our church. This is our biggest party of the year. We love to share it with everyone in the community. “

The Greek festival takes place on Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

’49 and Holding’ CNY Maple Pageant Extravaganza held drive-thru model in Marathon

MARATHON (WBNG) – The Maple Festival Extravaganza ’49 and Holding ‘was held this morning as a drive through event where residents could enjoy their favorite maple goodies from the comfort of their car.

At today’s celebration, long lines of cars stopped to buy maple syrup, cotton candy, maple butter, and more.

The festival organizers say the title of this year’s festival is “49 and Counting” instead of the 50th annual Maple Festival. This is because the organizers say the title will not be returned until the festival has returned to its full status.

A total of 10 vendors lined the sidewalks of Appleby Elementary School, including those who did not sell maple-based products for the celebration.

The event also featured various goodies sold by each Marathon high school class. the freshman class from 2024 with fried cucumber and onion leaves to the senior class from 2021, in which French fries, cheese fries and Spiedie sandwiches are sold, among other things.

Vendors say they brought more items but would have to limit the number of products they brought on sale due to the new drive-thru platform.

This was the first major in-person event for the City Marathon, which for many marked a return to a modified version of a normal year’s Maple Festival.