2nd Annual Sarah’s House Dinner to be Held May 12

The benefit dinner on May 12 hosted by the Wayfarers Widow's Sons will go to benefit Sarah's House Holden. Sarah's House provides housing for patient's and families for people at the Lafayette Cancer Treatment in Brewer.

By Kaileigh Deacon


The Chowder House in Eastport will open their doors a little earlier than their typical start of season on May 12 to host the 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner for Sarah’s House. In its second year, the event hopes to out-do their success from last year to help this excellent cause. 

Sarah’s House helps patients and families by giving them an affordable place to stay while receiving treatment at the Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer while helping with a few other necessities. Sarah’s House takes donations of what people can afford to stay there while receiving treatment. Many of those who take advantage of Sarah’s House services come from Washington and Aroostook counties as they have some of the greatest distance to travel. 

In addition to providing accommodations for patients, Sarah’s House also helps by supplying gas cards and restaurant gift cards to help offset some of the unexpected costs that come with treatment. 

As with last year they will offer a chicken dinner complete with all the fixings as well as offering a Chinese auction. The Chowder House staff will be there to help out as the Wayfarers serve the meals. The Chinese auction will start with ticket purchases and browsing at 2 p.m. The dinner will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Last year the dinner served around 130 meals and helped to raise $4,077 for Sarah’s House. 

The group hopes to outdo their success from last year and help provide Sarah’s House with even more assistance. All the proceeds from the event go directly to Sarah’s House to purchase what they need for the House. 

As usual, the support of the local community is overwhelming and businesses and individuals have been donating and supporting the wonderful cause without hesitation. 

In addition to the dinner, the Wayfarers will be hosting their 4th Annual Sarah’s Ride on July 15.  In an exciting change the ride will start in Machias ending at Sarah’s House in Holden where all participants will be welcomed to a tour of the house to see the facilities they are supporting. 

For more information on the dinner or to find out how you can help you can contact Angela Ramsey in Calais 454-3809, Sue Provencher in Princeton 214-2550, Veronica in Machias at 263-7877, Nancy in Machias at 255-9053, or Sharon in Eastport at 853-4888. 

There are no advance sales for tickets for the dinner and the cost at the door will be $8 for Adults, $4 for children and $20 for a family of four.