Margaret Hawthorn and her husband, Bruce MacDougall, met in New York City, where they worked for American Youth Hostels. In the summer of 1976 they led a group of eight teenagers on bicycles, pedaling over 3,000 miles from New York to San Francisco in two months. Two years later they moved to Winchendon, Massachusetts to take over Camelot Farm, a home for mentally disabled veterans. They spent the next 34 years at Camelot, raising their three daughters and providing a home for the men in their care. Margaret holds a Master of Divinity with a focus on ministry in writing from Earlham School of Religion. She and Bruce live in Rindge, New Hampshire.
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