Chris and Susan Pappas enjoy spending their summers in Hancock County taking advantage of the area’s beauty and all that our communities have to offer. They recently became the first family to support both the Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospital capital campaigns. Chris and Susan shared with us some of their favorite things to do in the area and explained why they are supporting the campaigns to modernize healthcare in our region.
Q: What’s the best thing about living on the Blue Hill Peninsula in the summer?
A: We like being centrally located with a diverse group of people who appreciate the many interesting towns, the culture, Acadia, and the beautiful coastline—all at our fingertips.
Q: What brought you to the area, and why do you continue to call the Blue Hill Peninsula “home”?
A: Very good friends of ours introduced us to the area and we have since come to love the geography, the many art and cultural activities, the local farms, the sense of community and caring and being here with our many friends. We enjoy our garden and collecting art from the many accomplished artists in our area.
Q: Why is having Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals available close to home important to you?
A: We believe that having excellent and readily available medical care for everyone is an imperative to a strong community. Northern Light Health continues to upgrade facilities and capabilities to deliver on that imperative.
Q: Why did you decide to support the capital campaigns?
A: We believe the Preserving Our Promise Campaign is the right approach to ensure and support the current and future needs of our communities. We’re pleased to be a small part of that.
This article appeared in our December 2021 Pathway to a Promise newsletter. Click here to read the entire newsletter.