Spaghetti Supper to Benefit 18-Year Old in Need of Heart Transplant

By Lura Jackson

There will be a spaghetti supper and auction held on Thursday, May 7th from 4:30-to 6:30 pm at the Second Baptist Church to benefit David Curran, Jr., of Calais. David just turned 18 years old, and he is presently on the waiting list for a heart transplant.

David and his family are making frequent trips to Bangor and to Boston, and the funds raised from this event will help offset the accumulating costs of travel and accommodations. As David’s health has declined, his mother has had to stop working to provide the assistance and care that he needs. This has led to further financial stress on the family, making a fundraising benefit particularly timely. 

Bill and Arlene Gibson have organized the benefit supper and many individuals and organizations within the community have come forward to donate for the auction. “It is difficult for folks to donate after a hard winter, but people do come forward in this community,” Bill said. 

So far, the highlights of the auction include an organ, homemade clothing goods including a child’s apron, a $50 gift card to Just South of a the Border, gas cards, a subscription to the Calais Advertiser, and gift certifications to Grampie Bill’s hot dog stand, among other items. Thirty pounds of pasta have been donated by St. Anne Episcopal Church, and the Gibsons are providing and preparing the sauce and additional provisions.

  “This is all about David. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to him and his family,” Bill said. “This is what we’re here to do.”


Those who are unable to attend the supper can visit to make a direct donation to the family.