The local bees are buzzing about Orono’s 2016 annual Tasting Bee, sponsored by the Orono Historical Society. This year’s Bee will be held on Monday, June 27 at the Asa Adams School gym from 5-6:30 PM.

This time-honored annual spring community event dates back to the late 1970’s. It began under the direction of Marlene Doucette to raise funds for materials for the newly established Orono Rescue Squad. In its early years The Bee was held at the Penobscot Country Club. Later,with a change in venue to the Asa Adams School, it became an annual fundraiser for the Orono Historical Society .

The event will feature food samples from local restaurants and free drawings for many door prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are available at The Store/Ampersand, Orono Pharmacy, at the door or from Historical Society members. The free drawing of door prizes at 6:30 includes a handmade Bee quilt .

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youths(6-12) and free for children under 6. Ticket sales are limited.

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