Published DateCENTER HARBOR — Six New Hampshire authors will come together to "Spread the Love of the Lakes Region" at Bayswater Books on Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. as they sign their books and support the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.
Headlining the event will be author and New Hampshire celebrity Fritz Wetherbee signing all of his books including the latest, Milestone, a collection of the New Hampshire stories he has written for WMUR-TV's New Hampshire Chronicle.
Joining Wetherbee will be Ruth Doan MacDougall signing her latest edition of 50 Hikes in the White Mountains, Mike Dickerman with his book White Mountains Hiking History, Jane Rice signing Bob Fogg and New Hampshire's Golden Age of Aviation, Sandwich poet Page Coulter with her book A River Called Bearcamp and Jeannette Buell autographing copies of her cookbook compiled from Lake Winnipesaukee island residents, Hungry for Summer.
Representatives from the LRCT will be on hand to answer questions and LRCT Winnipesaukee Paddle Maps and Hiking Guides will be on sale at the event.
The idea for the event came from store owner Michelle Taft, who wanted to draw attention to the importance of maintaining and protecting the wildlife and recreational resources of the Lakes Region by featuring New Hampshire authors, while also supporting the LRCT.
Taft said "I think that the beauty of the Lakes Region is widely known, but the need to preserve the unique character of the region is great and requires the attention of the public at large, as well. We thought that it would be a great opportunity to create an event to host New Hampshire authors and highlight the many aspects of what make the Lakes Region such a great place to live and visit."
Since 1979, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) has protected more than 20,000 acres of shore frontage, islands, forests and mountaintops, including the 5,381-acre Castle in the Clouds property.
Bayswater will raise awareness of the importance of the natural resources in this area by hosting a "Spread the Love of the Lakes Region" multi-author event and donating a portion of the proceeds to the LRCT.