“As the mercury plummeted, the generosity seemed to rise.”

— State Rep. Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, speaking in his role as co-chairman of the Family and Friends Campaign in Winterport about the willingness of people in the community to support the fundraising effort. The campaign raised nearly $30,000 for the  Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, easily exceeding its original goal of $25,000.