Fundraiser this Thursday, September 11th for Isaac Gingras!


This Thursday from 4 to 8pm, 50% of all proceeds at the Red Barn will be donated to the Gingras family to help them with the travel expenses to take turns staying with Isaac while he is in the hospital in Vermont, and to help alleviate the financial stress of missing work to take care of Isaac.

**Update** As of today, September 7th, the drain that was in Isaac lung is no longer working and he will be headed into surgery again to drain the fluid in his lung.

Isaac Gingras was rushed to the hospital in Burlington Vermont late in the evening on September 2nd from St. Lawrence College in upstate New York. He was suffering from fluid around his lung and possible mass in his lung. Surgery was performed immediately to drain the fluid. He is still in the hospital with a tube in his lung to continue drainage and has undergone testing and waiting for results. If all goes well he may be out of the hospital next week. Please keep Isaac in your prayers and help this great young man to full recovery. A young man who not only dedicated himself through hard work toward leading the Cony Football team to a State Championship but also gave back of himself by giving countless hours to our youth by coaching football at the youth level.

Isaac was a tri-sport athlete at Cony, playing center on the football team, goalie for lacrosse and was also on the wrestling team. Isaac started the tradition of the Cony Football team coming into the Red Barn every Thursday after practice for dinner!

When we reached out to his parents to find out if they would accept our help, we also learned Isaac’s mom, Joyce, has been struggling with health issues of her own and is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment.

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Stephen King Movie Marathon Fundraisers to Benefit the Skowhegan Drive-In!

Help us and the Red Barn Cares Foundation Save the Skowhegan Drive-In!

Just last summer we helped Ry Russell of the Saco Drive-In by sharing the Honda Drive-In contest link on our Facebook page, with your help and votes and the help of many other Maine businesses, the Saco Drive-In was one of the five theaters nationally to win a free digital upgrade from Honda! Many of our fans asked us to help the Skowhegan Drive-In raise enough money to convert to digital so it can remain open after this season.

With the blessing of Mr. King and the help of his Assistant and film agent, we were able to secure archival films from Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Sony Studios.

Friday August 1st the gates at the Skowhegan Drive-In will open at 6:30pm, the films will begin at dusk with Pet Sematary, followed by Christine and The Shining. Pizza will be provided by Al’s pizza, beverages will be provided by Coca-Cola of South Portland and the concession stand will also be open.

Saturday August 2nd the gates at the Skowhegan Drive-In will open at 6:30pm, the films will begin at dusk with Creepshow, followed by The Shining and Christine. Pizza will be provided by Al’s pizza, beverages will be provided by Coca-Cola of South Portland and the concession stand will also be open.

Tickets may be purchased online prior to the events, all pre-purchased ticket holders will be eligible for door prizes each night! Please purchase your tickets early to secure a great spot for either of these events! A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate from the Red Barn Cares Foundation, to purchase your tickets now online please click visit our Eventbrite page. See you at the Drive-In!!10285264_10152070451452027_7787503944001546136_o (1)


Red Barn awarded Editor’s Choice Award by Down East magazine for Business Advocate of the Year!


For Immediate Release

June 16, 2014


Alicia Barnes (207) 660-3663

The Red Barn Selected Down East Editors Pick for Best Business Advocate of the Year

Augusta, Maine – The Red Barn was named Best Business Advocate in this year’s poll of Down East Magazine editors’ favorites. Thousands of Down East readers and editors voted February through April for their statewide selections and the Red Barn made the list. The full list of the Best Of honored businesses, places and more, appears in the July issue of Down East

The “Best of Maine” awards occur annually and provide Down East readers the opportunity to nominate the Maine people, places and things that mean the most to them. Based solely on popular vote, the winners represent the best of Maine as identified by the people who know Maine the best: residents and repeat visitors.

“This year thousands of readers nominated their favorites across Maine,” said Down East Editor in Chief Kathleen Fleury. “To be included in this list selected by the readers of Down East or the editorial team here means that you truly are part of what makes Maine so great. Our readers and team take the task of selecting the Best Of very seriously. It really is an honor.” 

The Red Barn restaurant has been family owned and operated for over 37 years. Laura Benedict purchased the business from her brothers at the age of 19 and she is proud to be able to serve and support the community. In the past four years, Laura and the Red Barn family have raised almost $700,000.00 for local individuals and non-profit organizations. When Laura received a letter from the State Attorney General’s office that she needed a license to continue fundraising, she contacted her local Representative, Lori Fowle, who submitted an amendment to the Charitable Solicitation Act, which became known as the “Red Barn Bill” and was co-sponsored by Representative Lori Fowle and Senator Roger Katz. The amendment passed unanimously and was signed into law by the Governor. To grow the charitable efforts of her business, Laura created the Red Barn Cares Foundation, which will serve local Maine families and non-profit organizations.

“Receiving this award from Down East magazine leaves me a bit speechless. It is literally a dream come true! –Laura Benedict, Owner

The full list of “Best of Maine” winners appears in the July issue of Down East, on newsstands June 24.

About Down East Enterprise:

Down East Enterprise, Inc., is a multimedia company based in Camden, Maine. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is the largest paid-circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State. A digital version of Down East was launched in February 2013. For six decades, Down East has been the authority on Maine, and today continues to capture the reader’s attention with an insider look at contemporary life in Maine. People who love Maine love Down East.

Down East currently publishes Shooting Sportsman, the world’s largest magazine dedicated to wingshooting and fine guns, and Fly Rod & Reel, a quarterly publication for fly-fishing enthusiasts, in addition to Down East. Down East also produces websites, mobile apps, and video programming via the Down East Channel.



Win a $100 Red Barn Gift Card!


To enter to win a $100 Red Barn Gift Card, just purchase tickets at the Red Barn to the Friends of Lithgow Library’s Spring Spaghetti Sling on April 27th from 3-6pm at the Augusta Armory!

Fun activities including a craft table sponsored by AC Moore, entertainment by Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and a great meal prepared by the Red Barn is all included in the ticket price!

For just $20.00 a ticket gets you access to a meal and a fun-filled afternoon! The $100 Red Barn Gift Card winner will be drawn at the event! We will see you there!!
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