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Aug 11, 2018

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Orr’s Island Fire Department

Orr’s Island Fire Department, 1600 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr's Island, ME




(207) 833-5405

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Orr’s and Bailey Island Fire Department’s 25th Annual Auction and Yard Sale

One of the highlights of the Harpswell summer season is scheduled for the second weekend in August. The Orr’s and Bailey Island Fire Department’s 25th Annual Yard Sale and Auction will attract people from across the Mid-Coast area with fun, food and bargains galore – and all for a very good cause. The event will be held at the OBIFD Fire Station and adjacent Orr’s Island Schoolhouse at 1600 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24).
One auction item of particular beauty and local roots is hand-made wooden bowl, about 9.5 inches in diameter, which was donated by wood artisans Eric McFarland and his son, Darren Stotz-McFarland, of Great Island. It is made from an old birch tree which stood above the Kellogg Church cemetery on Route 123 for many years.
Other unique items up for auction will include a custom-made, glass-topped coffee table depicting landmarks at Bowdoin College in Brunswick; an original acrylic and ink wash painting of Tom Brady by New Jersey artist and island summer resident Ken Branch; a unique antique child’s rocking horse; and a set of small lampshades with photographs of scenes from Orr’s and Bailey islands. For the second year in a row, the auction will also feature an African safari, which offers the travel experience of a lifetime, while supporting fire and rescue services on the islands.
The yard sale will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12. The live auction will begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 12, with preview and registration starting at 9 a.m. The silent auction of donated goods and services will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 12.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be offered for sale on both days. The breakfast menu includes made-to-order sandwiches and bakery items, while lunch features grilled sausages, hamburgers, turkey burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, walking tacos, other snacks, beverages and desserts.
The Yard Sale and Auction is a vital fundraiser for the volunteer fire and rescue service that serves Orr’s and Bailey islands and portions of Great Island east of the Mountain Road bridge and south of Stevens Corner Road on Route 24.