Franklin Savings Bank donation will help fund 2nd Annual LHS Chem-Free After Prom Party

LACONIA — Laconia High School, the LHS SADD team and Stand Up Laconia publicly thank Franklin Savings Bank for their $1,000 donation that will be designated toward the schools 2nd Annual LHS Chem-Free After Prom Party. This gift was made possible by Franklin Savings Bank's Annual Charity Softball Tournament which raises money each year for local groups and agencies that are in need of support.

The employees of Franklin Savings Bank are poled each year to identify what groups will receive this support. The Laconia High School administrative team, members of LHS SADD and Stand Up Laconia are thrilled that this year some of the charity proceeds went to the chem-free party! The chem-free party was initiated last year by Officer Steve Orton, the school resource officer at Laconia High School, and his SADD Team.

The $1,000 check was received at Laconia High School on October 17 by Ken Sawyer, Regional Sales Manager of the Laconia and Gilford Offices of Franklin Savings Bank. The check was presented to Clare Persson, chairperson of Stand Up Laconia, a grass roots organization that was initiated out of Better Together and seeks to positively impact Laconia by reducing the amount of substance abuse occurring in our city. Also included in the picture are SADD members Savanah Bastis, Cierra Gonyea and Carly DeNauw, and Jim McCollum, Principal of Laconia High School and a member of The Stand Up Laconia team.