Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)
Please join us April 12-14, 2013!
OGUNQUIT - The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the Patriots Day contests.
On Saturday, we hosted our first annual "American Pie" competition. We were excited with the response of nine entries. With a theme as broad as "American Pie" it was up to the contestants to decide what they considered to be American. Pies were then judged on theme, beauty, and taste. Ogunquit's own Brownie troop 1103 won first place with their "Girls are the Captains of the World - Bon Voyage Ogunquit" pie. Brownie Isabella Bazata told her troop that if they wanted to win, the pie should be made with Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. The troop agreed, and built the pie around the crust, spending an entire meeting planning the design and taste testing puddings that would go well with thin mints. They ended up with a vanilla creme with white chocolate drizzle, with an edible Ogunquit scene complete with sand, ocean, fireworks, boats and a lobster. In second place was Ogunquit resident Kay Hamlin with a beautiful three-layer berry pie made with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Her husband Ray has requested that we have more competitions because he has the enviable task of taste-testing her practice pies. Third place went to Brownie troop 1103 for their "All American Girls" pie, with a flavorful mixture of cherries, apples, and blueberries for the filling, and a Girl Scout cookie crust and crumble. Honorable Mention was won by Pat Doyle, for her "Post Office Peach" decorated with "Ogunquit 03907".
On Sunday, our area dogs dressed in their finest red, white, and blue outfits for the second annual Patriotic Pooch Pageant. Dogs competed in one of two categories: "red, white & blue" and "my favorite American". First place in the red, white and blue category went to local wheaten terrier Ruby. Second place went to bull terrier Chopper, from Chester, NH. In the my favorite American category, first place went to a 6 month old deaf pitbull mix, Rain, dressed as Bette Davis. Rain is currently available for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society. Although she couldn't hear, she managed to follow the directions of the volunteer she was with, and her lovable personality shined throughout the event as she played with the other dogs and with the children in the audience. In second place was Blue, a labrador retriever from York who was dressed as Uncle Sam.
The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in Patriots Day weekend, and we look forward to bringing these events and more to Ogunquit in 2014.
*Please note, the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse admission to any vendor for any reason.
KENNEBUNK SAVINGS BANK
HANSON GROUP: GORGES GRANT HOTEL, JUNIPER HILL INN, THE MILESTONE
OGUNQUIT BAPTIST CHURCH
REVELATIONS GIFT SHOP
CLIFF HOUSE RESORT & SPA
PERKINS & PERKINS FINE WINE & GIFTS
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