Fundraisers to aid crash victim

11 years ago

Fundraisers to aid crash victim

By Kathy McCarty
Staff Writer

    FORT FAIRFIELD — Two fundraisers are being planned to aid Abigail Ladner, 19, of Fort Fairfield, who suffered severe injuries in ahead-on collision Oct. 27 in Easton.

    According to Maine State Police Lt. John Cote, Ladner remained in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor as of Wednesday, Nov. 6.
    The first benefit event is slated for Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1-3 p.m. and will have participants taking part in a Zumba session at the Fort Fairfield High School. The event is open to the public — men, women and children — and cost of admission will be $20 for adults and $10 for students.
    All donations will be given directly to Ladner’s family to help cover expenses.
    For the ladies, there will be several donated items raffled off as door prizes, including a 31 bag, Mary Kay products, gorgeous crocheted/knitted items, Zumba membership cards and much more. For men and women, there will be a 50/50raffle.
    On Wednesday, Dec. 4, there will be a second fundraiser – this time at the Fort Fairfield Elementary School cafeteria from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and good food. Sponsors for the event include White Smiles Family Dentistry and friends of the Ladner family.
    Cost is $5 per plate. Donations will be accepted. All funds raised will aid the Ladners with accident-related expenses.
    Organizers note they’re fortunate to live in such a supportive and caring community and to be a part of a community that pulls together for its own.
    “As many of you know, Abby was involved in a terrible car accident. She is still in critical condition and needs all the prayers, thoughts, love and support possible. She has quite the journey ahead of her but we all need to believe in healing and in full recovery. On behalf of White Smiles, we are putting on a spaghetti benefit supper for her and her family,” said Brooke Beaulieu, in a statement posted on Facebook.
    Donations of items are gratefully being accepted for the silent auction. For more information look for “Benefit Supper for Abigail Ladner” on Facebook.