LEXINGTON — Danny Taylor teamed up with Happy Horseshoe Campground owners “Buster” and Judy Pinkham earlier this summer to host a Hospice benefit at the campground. Taylor donated his time and talents to put on a musical program, while the Pinkham’s hosted a silent auction and a bean hole bean supper and a 50/50 raffle with all proceeds benefitting the Cancer Hospice of Maine.

On hand for the fundraiser was Linda Williams, executive director of Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County. Williams explained that hospice provides care and comfort for individuals and their families during the process of dying and bereavement. Hospice volunteers and professionals are trained to help individuals with the physical, social, psychological, spiritual and emotional needs related to terminal illness. Hospice care is based on a philosophy that emphasizes quality of life. It emphasizes the individuals’ role in making decisions about his or her care. Taylor remarked that it was important to him that the money raised for this event was going to stay local and within the communities the campground serves. In doing so, three counties (Franklin, Somerset and Kennebec counties) were each given over $1,600 to benefit Hospice services in their area.

For more information on hospice, or for assistance finding hospice services, call 800-438-5963.