Hayfield damage

A hayfield across from Shaker Village, just across Route 26 in New Gloucester , background, has been torn up by vandals recently as seen in this aerial photo taken Friday. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Aerial)

Saturday, October 13, 2018 |  9:30am until the work is done

We send our heart-felt gratitude to each and every person in our community who has expressed concern, outrage, and a willingness to help repair the damage caused by vandals to the Shakers’ hay fields.  Thank you!

WHEN:  In response to the outpouring of support, we are organizing a Community Work Day to repair the Shakers’ hay field on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 beginning at 9:30am until the work is done.

WHAT:  The repairs require heavy-labor and extensive hand-work to replace damaged sod and fill / pack ruts within a 4-acre area of damage.

WHO:  These tasks require excellent physical condition and stamina. We are looking for people who are capable of shoveling topsoil, raking loam, tamping earth, pushing HEAVY wheelbarrows of soil, and replacing sod.  For purposes of supervision and the availability of tools, we are limiting the work crew to a total of 60 people.

If you are not able to do this type of manual labor and you would like to support Shaker Village, join us for our annual Fall Work Day on Saturday, October 20th 9am-3pm.  FMI on GENERAL WORK DAY, click here.

WHERE:  The hay field is located near the intersection of Route 26 and Quarry Road near the town lines of Poland and New Gloucester.  The entrance to the hayfield is about 100 yards in from the intersection on the left hand side of the road.  Ample roadside parking will be available.

WHAT TO BRING:  Work gloves, spades and shovels, and iron soil rakes.  We will have a limited amount of supplies on-hand for volunteers that don’t have them.  Also, if possible, extra wheelbarrows will be handy and very welcome if you’re able to load one into your vehicle.

DINNER:  Cyndi’s Dockside/Poland Spring Resort will provide lunch, sides, and beverages, along with plenty of water– We greatly thank Cyndi Robbins for the donation!  We’ll also share some of the Shakers’ famous apple crisp made from their own apples.

Thank you for joining us in such a demonstration of support.  This is why Maine is such a special place and a caring community!

Questions or to register, please contact us at info@maineshakers.com or call 207-926-4597.

Thank you!

The Sabbathday Lake Shakers and their Staff