Monthly Archives: March 2019

Richard A. Ferrier Scholarship Fund- Deadline April 1st


This scholarship is for the “road less traveled,” meaning opportunities beyond the traditional school environment.  Have you always wanted to take riding lessons? Do you picture yourself backpacking with Outward Bound?  Want to perfect your soccer skills at a summer camp?  Do you want to take dance lessons? How about taking up guitar? This fund will help you pursue your passion.  What do you want to do?


Eligibility Criteria

Residents of Bowdoinham between the ages of 13 and 18 as of April 1 this year are encouraged to apply.  There is a preference for applicants for whom a scholarship will make a demonstrated difference in his/her ability to participate in a program.

To apply for the scholarship, please visit the Maine Community Foundation. Scroll down to the Richard A Ferrier Schlarship and click on “download application”.


The Annual Luke MacFadyen Edible Book Contest


Cook, bake or arrange some kind of food that makes you think of a book, either because it looks like the book cover, represents the title, or makes a literary joke or pun.


This event is named after our dear friend Luke McFadyen. He was a co-founder of both the Bowdoinham Food Pantry and the Bowdoinham Farmers Market. He lovingly created and shared delicious food with the Bowdoinham community up until his death in January of this year. The picture above shows one of his beautiful entries from 2017.


The event is free and open to the public. Entries will be judged in two classes: ages 12 and younger, 13 and older.


To enter, call or email the library by April 3rd to register: 666-8405 or


Friday April 5th


2-5 p.m.: Entries must be dropped off at the Town Hall

6 p.m.: Doors open to vote on your favorite edible books. Then we eat them!


Bowdoinham Town Hall