Published DateLACONIA — The Belknap Mill on Beacon Street in downtown Laconia will hold its annual meeting luncheon on February 15 at 11:30 a.m. with some interesting things planned.
The event starts with a lunch catered by Laconia Village Bakery. During lunch, Hampshire Hospitality Holdings co-founder, president and CEO Rusty McLear will talk about the evolution of Meredith with a highlight on the Mill and the importance of saving and preserving old buildings. McLear was involved in the project that eventually turned downtown Meredith into the showcase it is today. He also is the owner of the Inns & Spa at Mill Falls and Mill Falls Marketplace.
McLear's preservation experience also includes serving (currently) as board chair of the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), councilor of the State of NH Council for the Arts, and many other organizations.
After lunch, a brief Belknap Mill Society business meeting will take place; members may come for the lunch and business meeting or choose to attend just the business portion of the event. (Members only may vote during the business portion of the annual meeting.)
The event is sponsored by Taylor Rental of Belmont/Laconia. Floral décor is provided by Lakes Region Floral Studio.
Following (or before) the event, plan to stop by the Belknap Mill's first-floor art gallery and see the current exhibit by New England photographer Bill Cain. Titled Color Sketches of Ilulissat, the exhibit offers a fascinating look at remote Greenland via colorful photography on stretched canvas.
The Belknap Mill's annual meeting luncheon is $10 per person; call 524-8813 to reserve.