LACONIA — As October arrives, the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary is busy with the final preparations for the LRGH Auxiliary Annual Fall Craft Fair being held on Saturday, October 19 at Laconia High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted.
Since 2002 it has been the commitment of the LRGH Auxiliary to provide breast cancer patients with a "comfort" tote bag of products and informational materials to help with recovery following surgery. Several hundred patients have been helped by the Auxiliary's effort in the past eleven years.
The gym will be filled to capacity with vendors selling a wide variety of handcrafted creations, artwork and home cooked foods. Shoppers need to arrive early to shop for the best selection. Plenty of parking is available and the event is handicap accessible.
The annual bake sale will offer a huge selection of delicious baked goods. The craft raffle this year will feature over 50 items, which have been donated by participants and area merchants.
Once again a "Dine the Lakes Region" door prize valued at $100 featuring gift certificates to Lakes Region restaurants will be awarded. Anyone who attends is eligible to enter to win. Entry tickets for the door prizes will be available at the main entrance. You do not have to be present to win the door prize.
Food and drink will be offered this year by Annie's Café and Catering . A variety of breakfast and lunch selections and baked goodies will be for sale. Featured this year will be a "Pink Plate Combo Special" with a portion of the proceeds donated to help the Auxiliary provide "comfort" bags. Annie will offer food and beverages from the start of the fair until 2:30 p.m.
The money raised at the craft fair will benefit the LRGHealthcare Breast Health Program and other Auxiliary charitable programs.