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Whoopie Pie Festival 

A well-liked Maine dessert was taking over Dover-Foxcroft today.The Center Theatre was hosting their first annual Whoopie Pie Festival.The theatre invited businesses, home-bakers and organizations to show-off their whoopie pie recipes.Folks attending the festival paid five dollars and got to taste over 20 different whoopie pies.There was even a ballot for the “people’s whoopie pie.” in which people got to vote for their favorite one.Executive Director of the theatre Patrick Myers says he thought the festival would be a fun event and help out the theatre too.”We’ve got a 25,000 dollar challenge that we’re working under this year. If we can raise 25,000 dollars the Maine Community Foundation will match that for our endowment. So for every dollar we raise today we get 1 dollar from them towards our goal of 50,000 dollars.”At today’s festival folks could find more than the traditional whoopie pie.Some booths had peanut butter, chocolate raspberry and coffee flavored whoopie pies.