MEREDITH — "Giving back to the community to help others....that's what this challenge is all about" said Inter-Lakes High School senior and Honor Society member Spencer Perreault.
Ms Perreault is referring to a challenge the I-L National Honor Society chapter has issued to other Lakes Region High School Honor Societies to join I-L members for the Ninth Annual Turkey Plunge. The Plunge takes place on Saturday November 23 at the Opechee Cove Beach just north of downtown Laconia starting at 11a.m.
Plungers, whether individuals or teams in costume, are invited to raise pledges of support from family, friends and co-workers for the "privilege" of running into Lake Opechee with all proceeds going directly to the Lakes Region Salvation Army.
The local Salvation Army runs numerous programs to benefit the more needy in the Lakes Region including a food pantry, free lunch program, counseling services, fuel assistance and the Belknap County's only homeless shelter, the Carey House. The Plunge is open to the public who are encouraged to join in the family fun event by cheering their favorites on. Following the Plunge,a luncheon will be held in the adjacent Laconia Middle School's Cafeteria where a delicious menu of soups, chowders and chili plus desserts and beverages will be available to Plungers and members of the general public. Plungers eat for free while guests are asked to make a $5 donation to the Salvation Army.
Topping off the post-Plunge luncheon will be a raffle drawing for gift cards generously donated by area restaurants, entertainment venues and retailers. All luncheon attendees are automatically entered into the multiple drawings.
For more information about registering for the Plunge, making an on-line donation to support a Plunger or being a food/services/goods gift card donor, contact the Salvation Army at 524-1834 or go to the Plunge website at www.saturkeyplunge.org.
"I hope every high school honor society in our area will rise to this challenge and join us for this very worthwhile and fun event. Come out November 23 and show your spirit" concluded Ms. Perreault.