Laura Benedict, the owner of The Red Barn, has been giving back to the community for as long as I can remember. She and her amazing staff have the most genuine hearts, and they live to give back to their communities. From fundraising for local sports clubs to helping families who lost love ones, Laura never stops short of amazing...
To say that The Red Barn in Augusta cares, would be a huge understatement. If you live in Central Maine, there's a pretty good chance that Laura and her crew have served you some delicious food, and more likely than not, have helped out you, a friend, or relative with one of their countless fundraisers...
This past summer while riding a motorcycle to raise money for the Shriner's Children's Hospital, our Augusta Police Chief, Robert (Bob) Gregoire, was seriously injured in an accident.
While the chief's wife, Cathy, along with Sgt. Chris Shaw, were also injured in the two bike crash, it was Bob who was most critically hurt. He sustained a neck injury that has left him partially paralyzed.
Four area chefs will compete at this awesome event which raises money for Spectrum Generation' Meals on Wheels program! Laura Benedict from the Red Barn will be the keynote speaker. Listen to her and Jamie on the Moose Morning Show!
In her hands, Laura Benedict from the Red Barn Cares Foundation hold's 100 $5 bills which she is giving out in Augusta this morning. She wants to pay-it-forward and is doing it with no qualification for the recipient other than being in the right place at the right time.
It's sure to be a good time at Cony High School's Alumni Field on Saturday with a fun day/benefit for the Lucas Family. Ben Lucas, star football player of the state class A champion Cony Rams, played for the team and the community on that field. On Saturday, the team and community will come out for his family, specifically, his mom Allison, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Laura Benedict, owner of Augusta's popular Red Barn Restaurant, had quite a weekend. Last Wednesday, the day preparations were being made to serve hundreds at the restaurant for Thursday's community Thanksgiving dinner, she received a "cease and desist" letter telling her to stop her charitable work immediately. Listen to her story:
Laura Benedict just loves to give. She knows her (well earned) good fortune is thanks to the people in her community and she never forgets that. That's why she has teamed up with Pastor Tom Blackstone of Green Street Methodist Church, along with several other community partners, to host this year's Thanksgiving dinner. Here's the scoop, in her own words (with Pastor Blackstone).
When the owners of two of central Maine's most popular restaurants happen upon each other, rather than walk the other way, they approach each other to share ideas and offer whatever help the other can give. Laura Benedict of the Red Barn and Norm Elvin of the China Dine-ah are two of a kind when it comes to business. Priority ONE is not about making money but helping others....even if it's your