Benefit supper is Saturday at Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snowmobile Club

12 years ago

    On Saturday from 4-8 p.m., a benefit supper “Heart of Gold” will be held in support of Christine and Terry Beaton at the Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snowmobile Club on the Wiley Road in Littleton.

    Christine Beaton was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 and went into remission in November. of the same year. At the end of 2011, Beaton found out her cancer had returned.


    “Treatment options are expensive and Chris is unable to work at this time understandably,” said Beaton’s niece Theresa Long. “Anyone who knows Aunt Chris, knows her faith in God and she leans heavily on him.”

    Dave Cunha of County Yankee supplied hot dogs for the fundraiser.

    “I must publically thank Dave,” said Long. “Dave is always willing to help. I also want to thank Coca-Cola Bottling Company for supplying soda. Planning for this benefit, I found the community to be compassionate and supportive. “

    The benefit supper menu is baked beans, homemade rolls, potato salad (made with Houlton potatoes!), hot dogs followed by an assortment of desserts. Water, soda, coffee and tea will be provided.

    Long, along with family and friends, have been selling raffle tickets on a beautiful handmade quilt. The quilt was made as a team effort by the sisters of Chris; Nancy Fitzpatrick, Rochelle Boulier, Donna Shannon and Chris’s niece Wendy Henderson.

    Other raffles include a beauty basket donated by various professionals at Lisa’s Hair Design; items in this basket include an assortment of beauty products for your hair as well as gift certificates. A ton of pellets is also being raffled. The good news on the pellets is that if you win, the lucky winner can have them delivered anytime even if it is next heating season. The value of the pellets is $235.

    Additionally, there will be at least 35 auction items from various businesses in Houlton for a silent auction.

    “There are some really awesome items; some I might bid on myself. I am humbled by the amount of people who has stepped up to the plate to make this benefit a success,” said Long.

    A bake sale was also added, as Chris’s son Travis is in culinary school and made the bake sale items with some help from family members. Some of the items are sticky buns and a variety of pies.

    “We promise a night of great entertainment for a great cause and a great lady,” said Long.

     For more information, call Long at 694-8306. Tickets will be sold on the quilt and the ton of pellets during the benefit. The tickets for the Beauty Basket ends Friday.