LACONIA — Altrusa International of Laconia celebrated Make a Difference Day a few days early at the October 22 Hands Across the Table community meal.
The enthusiastic Laconia Altrusa club members assembled together earlier in October to paint pumpkins purchased at a discounted rate from Appletree Nursery in order to distribute them to the children attending the dinner that evening. The club members also used apples donated by Smith Orchard to make some delicious apple crisp for that meal's dessert.
Make a Difference Day this year was Saturday, October 26, known as the largest national day of community service. Every year millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others and participate to help change the lives of a million others.
As a 501(C) 3 non-profit entity, all Altrusa of Laconia monies are raised through various fundraising activities and donations, and then redistributed back into the community in the form of scholarships, contributions, and projects that meet the mission of Altrusa.
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