A well-attended fundraiser was held July 3 for Trekkers on the front lawn of Hall & Bibber Funeral Home, 78 Main St. in Thomaston, during the Independence Day parade. One hundred percent of the proceeds were designated for Trekkers, a mentoring program within the Thomaston, St. George and Cushing communities. The fundraiser, sponsored by Hall & Bibber Funeral Home-Thomaston, featured fresh popped popcorn, donated home baked goodies and assorted cold beverages. The event raised $233.57 for Trekkers programs.

Many families and friends enjoyed the view of the parade, the shade on the hot and sunny day at the front lawn at 78 Main St., the informal tours of the historic 1800s building, and the use of the funeral home’s restroom facilities, which were open to the public during the parade.

The staff and families of Hall & Bibber were on site to help with the fundraiser. Attendees of the event were Doug Bibber, director, his wife, Robin, and children Luke and Grace, Mike Hall, director, his wife, Liz, and daughter Emma, and Tami Crane, support staff and parent of a Trekkers graduate. Many volunteer hours were donated to the making of the home baked goodies by relatives of past Trekkers, giving back to a program that has helped so much within their own families and the community.

The smell of the popcorn, the lure of baked goodies and the welcomed cold beverages available before, during and after the parade made the fundraising event a resounding success for Trekkers. Hall & Bibber Funeral Home looks forward to seeing its friends and neighbors again next year at the second annual Trekkers Independence Day Fundraising Event at 78 Main St. in Thomaston.

For more information on Hall & Bibber Funeral Home and services provided, call 354-6475 or e-mail hallbibber@myfairpoint.net. For more information on Trekkers, visit trekkersonline.com or call 594-5095.