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MOF&G Cover Summer 1999


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Modern Homestead Winner Selected
Creative Cooks: Win Fame and Up to $50,000
MOFGA Needs You!

Modern Homestead Winner Selected

Throughout the winter, a committee reviewed submissions to the Modern Homestead Design Competition. We’ve been looking for a “farmhouse for the next century” to be built at our home in Unity.

The winners of the competition are Avery and Ned Wood, MOFGA members from Vermont. The runners-up were: Ian and Howard Chittenden, of Blue Hill Falls; and Kay Stevens Rosa of Southwest Harbor.

The competition has been supported through the generosity of EBS, Ellsworth Builders’ Supply. Gifts toward the construction of the building have been made by EBS and by the Green Store in Belfast.

We are working on construction schedules; look forward to seeing more in the Fairbook and on your visits to Unity later this year.

– Russell Libby


Creative Cooks: Win Fame and Up to $50,000 for MOFGA’s Permanent Site Fund

You can help MOFGA complete its capital campaign by winning the annual Newman’s Own recipe contest. Twenty-five winners share a total of $275,000 donated to the charities of their choice. Nine finalists also get a free trip to New York City for the final judging. Just create an original recipe using Newman’s own salad dressing, pasta sauce, salsa, popcorn, or organic chocolate.


MOFGA Needs You!

MOFGA has many projects planned for the upcoming months and we need volunteers to successfully reach the goals we have set for ourselves. In fact the volunteer opportunities at MOFGA’s Common Ground in Unity and at the MOFGA office are just about countless. We need help with everything from making copies to washing windows, sweeping and dusting to watering and weeding, from building barns and storage sheds to painting buildings inside and out, from staffing MOFGA’s booth at the Fair to helping organize a new MOFGA event. There are ongoing projects and one-shot projects, projects that can be done in an hour or two, projects that will take several days. Some can be done by one person, some need a few people, some will need an organized crew, some need to be done daily or regularly throughout the week, some will be scheduled on specific days, some need experience and many need willing hands.



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