The organizers of the 2012 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival are excited to announce the addition of “The Amazing Whoopie Pie Race” to this year’s schedule of festival events.
Teams that join “The Amazing Whoopie Pie Race” will compete to locate hidden whoopie pies in a festival-day scavenger hunt. The team that ends the hunt with the lowest combined time for finding all the hidden pies will win a $250 cash prize.
But the main objective of the race is to help raise money for Center Theatre, a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to bringing arts and cultural programming to the underserved rural communities of Piscataquis County, Maine. Center Theatre started the Whoopie Pie Festival in 2009. Since then, the event has grown from a small local happening to a statewide celebration of Maine’s Official State Treat.
To be eligible for the race, every team that signs up needs to register in advance at www.2012AmazingWhoopieRace.com, a secure online fundraising Web site hosted by Fundraising.MyEvent.com and collect at least $100 in donations. The team that raises the most money through their online fundraising will win a free Center Theatre Movie Party—a prize valued at $500.
Anyone—families, students, coworkers, neighbors, clubs, businesses—can form a team and join the race. The whole idea is to have a lot of fun doing it. Participants are encouraged to give their teams silly names and do things like wear costumes and funny hats on the day of the race. All the participating teams will receive 25 Whoopie Pie Festival tokens good for free whoopie pie samples as well as four free festival passes. Teams with more than four people can earn additional free passes based on how much money they raise.
Details about the event including how to register a team and start raising money are available at www.2012AmazingWhoopieRace.com. In addition, the Whoopie Pie Festival mascot “Sweetie Pie” will be promoting the race at Will’s Shop & Save in Dover-Foxcroft from 10-2 pm on Saturday, May 19th. Folks can stop by to have their picture taken with “Sweetie” and to pick up a flyer with information about the race.
The 2012 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival takes place on Saturday, June 23rd and will feature dozens of bakers and tens of thousands of whoopie pies. Festival sponsors include Garelick Farms, Zone Radio and Bangor Savings Bank.
For more information visit http://www.MaineWhoopiePieFestival.com or the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-Whoopie-Pie-Festival/126118514070661. You can also call Center Theatre at 564-8943 ext. 411 or e-mail email@example.com.