Dinner-Dance to Benefit River Crew Art Program 249


LACONIA — A dinner-dance fundraising event for the River Crew Art Program will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Laconia. All proceeds will benefit River Crew Art, a program that aims to help homeless people by showing them how to use photography and art to raise community awareness about homelessness.
Tickets for the event will go on sale soon.
Volunteers are now seeking sponsors for the event, as well as items for a raffle and
silent auction. Those wishing to become a sponsor, donate a raffle item, or make a
donation to the River Crew Art Program can contact Dick Smith at: (203) 841-9155
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Elaine Morrison can be reached at 527-1974 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. program began in February 2012 under the guidance of local volunteers Dick Smith and Elaine Morrison.
During the past year, participants in the River Crew Art have created both artwork and photography, which was exhibited last September at the Busiel Mill in Laconia. The group also maintained a planter as part of the city's Adopt-A-Spot program and received an award for its efforts. As part of their desire to give back to the community, participants painted over graffiti on the back of Laconia's old police station.
Smith and Morrison are now raising funds, which will go toward the purchase of additional art supplies and materials. The springtime dinner-dance, featuring the music of Annie and the Orphans, is part of that effort.