The Pagurko family from Whitefield is a tight crew with 5 kids, and on September 3rd, their 1850's farmhouse burnt to the ground, leaving them with a workshop and two vehicles. Everything else was lost. A Gofundme page has been set up to help them recover, since the house was not insured. Check out their Love for the Pagurko Family Facebook page for information on donating and to leave messages.

This article from Lincoln County News provides more details about the fire and the Pagurko family.

Friends and family will host The Pagurko Family Benefit Friday, September 29th at Lakehurst Lodge, 30 Lakehurst Lane, Damariscotta from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your family to enjoy a homemade pasta dinner, music, dancing, raffle and auction. Suggested donation is five dollars per person, twenty for a family. If you would like to contribute to the raffle/auction, please contact Tanya at

Our thoughts go out to John and Melanie and their family.

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