My cousin, Austin Grant was totally the life of every party! He was also a caring and sensitive guy who was always eager to help people out.

Austin was a hunter since he was a little boy. I have very fond memories growing up with that kid, and most of them he was wearing camo.

In 2012, Austin was killed when his pick up collided with a truck on route 1 in Ellsworth.

His friends and family couldn’t imagine a hunting opening day without him, so last year they started a hunter’s breakfast in his memory.

The money from the breakfast went towards his headstone. It’s a personal stone, with pictures of his pickup truck and the last buck he hunted. His headstone serves as a place to visit, bring things and remember him.

This year the Second Annual Austin J Grant Hunter's breakfast will help one of Austin's friends, Bruce Farrar, who lost his battle to cancer on October 3rd. The money will allow Bruce's family to buy a headstone and Austin’s friends to keep his memory alive.

The breakfast will take place at the Thorndike Town Office, 125 Mt. View Road, on November 2nd, bright and early at 4:30am and goes until 11am.

Proceeds from the event will go towards Bruce Farrar’s head stone and the Warm Waldo Fund.

Adults can eat for $6 and those twelve and under get in for $3.