One of our long time show exhibitors is Gagne & Son with eight locations throughout Maine.
Last year we were asked by Michael Michaud, Event Director for Gagne & Son to help them raise awareness for the Maine Children’s Cancer Fund. With the help of his staff and another long standing exhibitor, David Neufeld, North Star Stoneworks, they created a

Patio built by Gagne & Sons and raffled off for the 2012 show.

Patio built by Gagne & Sons and raffled off for the 2012 show.

beautiful twenty by twenty stone patio. Starting in April, 2012 the goal was to make a donation to the Fund. Considering  the promotion began in mid-April Gagne & Sons still raised close to $7000. One hundred percent of the proceeds went to the Maine Children’s Cancer Fund to be used to help families who are dealing with this life-threatening disease.
Mike called our office in June of 2012 and said Gagne & Son wanted to do something similar this time and wanted to get the word out earlier. They are creating an even larger stone patio and built in brick oven, again with all the proceeds of the raffle going to help raise awareness about Diabetes.

We are still in the preparation stage so with the possibility of a “HUGE” surprise in store for attendees and exhibitors…stay tuned for more details…

(see our post on The Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund)