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A week’s stay at Gilmore camps on Kezar Lake is just one of the many items being auctioned off at the Lovell Historical Society’s special event on Sunday, June 21. (COURTESY PHOTO)

LOVELL, Maine — On Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Lovell Historical Society will be presenting a special summer event at the Kimball-Stanford House at 551 Main St. (Route 5) in Lovell.

During the day, a dozen or more dealers will be on hand displaying antiques, jewelry, paintings, boxes, signs, plants and more. At 11 a.m. there will be a live auction conducted by Frank Eastman, regional historian and storyteller. Just Be-Cause, a musical group celebrating original Americana songs, will begin performing in the barn around noon, and classic cars will be on display. There will be grilled foods, sandwiches, beverages and dessert items, including ice cream, available for sale.

Currently, the items to be auctioned include: a 7-foot dining table made of reclaimed wood made by Lovell Box Co.; 200 gallons of heating oil from Molloy Energy; 2012 Hobie Mirage Tandem Island kayak; steamboat cruise for four on Kezar Lake (refreshments included); dinner for four at Severance Lodge; private six-course beer dinner for four at Ebenezer’s Restaurant & Pub; carved wooden figurehead; dinner for four at Oxford House Inn; two adult lift tickets at Shawnee Peak; one-week stay at Gilmore camps on Kezar Lake; 10 rounds of golf at Bridgton Highlands Country Club; Kezar Lake Cruise for four with guided tour and map aboard a 1940 Chris Craft; dinner and show for four at Quisisana; Kezar Lake Marina’s day rental of a pontoon boat; bucket of balls (for the driving range) and dinner for two at the Old Saco Inn; Harvest Gold’s sterling silver “Cold River” bracelet; decorative “Birds in Flight” sign bracket by Rod Iron Designs; two tickets to the Tom Rush Show plus dinner on Aug. 2 at the Stone Mountain Arst Center; Marble baptismal font on wrought iron stand; 12 “Kezar Lake” stemless wine glasses.

If you are unable to attend and would like to bid on an item, just let the Society know. They will find someone to bid for you, with a “not to exceed” limit.

Finally, the Society is offering three raffle items: $100 gift certificate for Rosie’s Lovell Village Store donated by Tom and Rose McKenzie; $100 gift certificate for Lovell Hardware donated by Robbie and Crystal Drew; $100 gift certificate for Center Lovell Market donated by the owners.

A book of tickets is priced at $5 for six tickets or $1 per ticket. Raffle tickets will be available the day of the event, and the drawing will be held at 2 p.m.

For more information, call (207) 925-3234, email or go to

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