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A Kids’ Retreat 

A quiet camp on a lake is the perfect retreat. For kids who’ve been through rough times, it can be a whole lot more.KidsPeace helps children who have been abused, neglected or suffered through other traumas.Today, the organization accepted a donation of land on Graham Lake in Ellsworth, from family and friends of the late Barbara Workman of Farmington.Barbara’s camp will be used as a retreat center for KidsPeace, a place for children to enjoy the quiet and peace of the outdoors.Her family says that’s just what she would have wanted.”Barbara was a very talented outdoor lady, horses, rock climbing, tree climbing, swimming, she could do it all,” says her life partner Richard Fecteau. “And this is the kind of outdoor experience they give these kids.””The family is very generous, and we are very appreciative,” says KidsPeace Graham Lake Executive Director Jean Dickson.Folks at KidsPeace say the Barbara Joy Workman Retreat Center will help give a new start to kids, who’ve never had a real childhood.