Community Celebrates Completion of Cassidy’s Kitchen at Hart to Hart Farm in Albion (WGME ARTICLE)

“Cassidy Charette was a 17-year-old Messalonskee High School student when she tragically lost her life in a hayride accident on Oct. 11, 2014. Since then, her community is making it clear that she is not forgotten through multiple fundraisers, awards, dedications and fundraising nearly $200,000 for charitable organizations. Charette attended Hart to Hart Farm Camp for seven summers as a youth, where she “adopted” and cared for sheep, goats, piglets and calves and enjoyed learning about life on a working farm. In her memory, owner s Doug and Linda Hartpkof, and over 100 people in the community, came together to build a three-season, fully functional kitchen that will be used for educational programming when campers return this summer in June.” (Source: WGME)

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  • Barbara (Black) Price Posted April 10, 2017 10:52 am

    Doug and Linda, just heard a story about your event honoring Cassidy Charrette. I was thinking it was a wonderful event but then they mentioned Hart to Hart in Albion and I realized it must be you two! I saw Karen Betts at the women’s march in Augusta and we were reminiscing about Patch House days. I decided to look you up and found this website…and watched a video of Linda talking about FarmCamp; Linda other than your hair being longer,you look same as you did in the 80’s and your laugh is just as I remember it! Would love to see you guys… maybe we could have a mini patch house reunion? Saw Mary Maclean last summer and she’s going to be with us for a few days this summer. Meantime sending love and hugs to two of my favorites from Orono days!

    • Linda Hartkopf Posted April 12, 2017 10:50 pm

      Hi Barbara,
      Great to hear from you! It was quite an event and being the first one we were only expecting @ 50 kids. Instead we had over 200. A mini patch house reunion sounds like a great idea.Rose lives in Belfast but I’ve lost track of Steve since he moved out of Belfast. Lets do something this summer. We would be glad to host it here. When isMary going to be around? Also Linda has run into Mary Ellen through work. When you get a chance send us your # and we could start planning this. Talk soon. Doug

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