I've known Wayne Raymond since I moved to Exeter over a decade ago now. I first met him through the fire department where he serves as the official photographer. Later, I got to know him and his family because I kept my horse Penny across the street from his home in Newfields. Wayne's wife Gail passed away in 2004 after a brave battle with breast cancer. Before her death, she raised funds for, and walked in, the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Exeter. She was a member of the team sponsored by the Tavern At River's Edge and I'll never forget Wayne coming to bring the money she and the family had raised in 2004 just days before Gail passed away.
Since then, Wayne and his sons Lucas and Mitchell have organized and run a benefit car wash each year to raise money for the annual Making Strides Walk.
This year, the the car wash will be held at Graham’s Sunoco on Portsmouth Ave., Exeter Saturday Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. until noon. All monies collected will be donated to breast cancer research through the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk the following weekend. Raymond is a member of the Tavern Nips team, sponsored by the Tavern at River’s Edge in Exeter.