Sarah’s House Benefit Dinner

By Kaileigh Deacon


Last Spring the ladies of the Widow’s Sons-Wayfarer Chapter got together three great baskets full of goodies to raffle off. All the money they collected from this raffle went to purchase gas cards for Sarah’s House in Holden, Maine. This year they’ve decided to take step it up a notch to raise money for the same great cause. 

Sarah’s House of Maine is an overnight residence located in Holden just down the road from the Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer. Sarah’s House of Maine provides an affordable place for patients and family receiving treatment at the Cancer Center to stay while they get treatment. The House allows patients to have one less thing on their mind only asking them to pay what they can afford. The financial strain of travel as well as the wear of travel can take a toll on patients, but Sarah’s House can help. 

In addition to providing a comfortable, affordable place to stay during a difficult time, Sarah’s House also works to help provide patients and the caregivers with a little extra support. To help ease a bit of the financial burden of traveling for treatment Sarah’s House helps to give gas cards and sometimes even food gift cards to their guests.  

The Wayfarer Ladies are working to help Sarah’s House and purchase some of these cards to be given out.  Saturday May 13 from 2pm to 6:30 the ladies and the staff at the Chowder House in Eastport are teaming up to host a baked chicken dinner and Chinese raffle. The staff of the Chowder House will cook and serve the meal while the ladies will pitch in selling tickets, cleaning up, and helping out. All the money raised from the event will go directly toward helping purchase gas cards and food gift cards to be donated to Sarah’s House. 

The Widow’s Sons are also helping out Sarah’s House with a charity ride on Saturday July 15. The 3rd Annual Sarah’s Ride will help raise money to be donated to Sarah’s House to help with expenses. 

If you want to get tickets for the Benefit Dinner you can contact Angela Ramsey in Calais at 454-3809, Sue Provencher in Princeton at 214-2550, Veronica in Machias at 263-7877, Nancy in Machias at 255-9053, or Sharon in Eastport at 853-4888. You can also purchase tickets at the Tradewinds in Calais. Ticket prices are $8 for an Adult, $4 for a child, or $20 for a family of four. If you can’t make it but still want to help, the ladies are accepting donations of gas cards (any location will do), food gift cards (McDonald’s, Subway, and Tim Horton’s), Chinese Auction items, or food donations for the dinner.