LACONIA – A Celebration of Life honoring the numerous contributions of Barbara J Hunter who died suddenly on June 2, is planned for Wednesday, July 31, 4- 6 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in Laconia.
According to Judy Buswell, Chair of the Committee of Barbara's friends and co-workers from the Lakes Region and New Durham who are planning this event, "In addition to this celebration, we've developed three different ways to honor Barbara and we hope her friends will want to participate in all three."
She explains that a scholarship fund has been established with the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation in Barbara's name. Donations can be sent to LRSF, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH or brought to the event on July 31. Non-perishable food items are being collected on the 31 and will be distributed to local food pantries. Friends are also encouraged to bring a favorite memory of Barbara written on a 3x5 index card that will be assembled into a Memory Book, "Recipes for a Life Well Lived".
Barbara, a resident of New Durham, was a beloved and accomplished Educator with the Belknap County-UNH Cooperative Extension from 1982 until her retirement in 2004. In this role she interacted with numerous residents of Belknap County providing classes, workshops, seminars, and information on a wide range of topics that included sewing and dressmaking, parenting and child development, financial management, cooking, nutrition and food safety. Her accomplishments with UNH Extension were legion and led to numerous accolades, citations and awards from her peers, including the NH Outstanding Home Economist Award and the national Florence Hall Award.
One may call 524-6580 for additional information.