BERLIN — Parishioners of the Kensington Congregational Church are excited to once again serve hot buttered lobster rolls at the church’s fifth annual Festival on the Hill on Saturday.
“We’ve had a very busy week preparing for the festival,” said Director of Christian Faith Formation Gwen McCann, who organizes the festival. “There’s a lot of excitement and enthusiasm, it’s a great way for our church community to bond.”
Every year around 1,000 visitors come to the church, McCann estimated, enjoying food, face painting and vendors selling jams, clothing and treats for pets. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. There will also be a 5K race starting at 8:30 a.m.
This year’s food selection will also include butterfly potatoes by the Berlin Kiwanis Club.
The proceeds from the festival go towards supporting the church’s outreach programs, particularly mission work doing home improvement projects in impoverished areas of the country and assisting the Salvation Army with its Out of the Cold soup kitchen. The church also uses the funds to support its Night in Bethlehem event.