In February, 2017, long-time Gardiner resident Larry Ashton’s house was completely destroyed by fire. (Helping A Neighbor In Need, Gardiner Gazette, Winter 2017). Many people will know Larry from his decades as a farrier, shoe.ing horses, and his passion for creating household items from horseshoes and wood.
Larry and his sister, Linda St. Pierre, asked us to take this opportunity to thank the Gardiner community for its support over the past year. Larry recently moved into his new trailer. “It was an arduous, year-long process,” Linda says, “and would not have come to fruition without the support of the Gardiner community: from the volunteer fire department, Paul Collucci Excavation, Tantillo‘s Landscape, Majestic‘s Hardware Store, to countless individuals.”
Linda went on to say that they wish they could name each and every one of those who helped, both financially, and with physical toil, but they instead give their heartfelt thank you through this note. The family will be forever grateful to the Gardiner community for reaching out to them when they needed it most.