Cash and Cans Set for 27th Fundraising Year

FRANKLIN — Mix 94.1fm, along with Northeast Communications Radio Stations 106.9 WSCY and 100.1 The Planet, presents its 27th annual Cash-and-Cans money and food drive for the holidays December 6-13.

The fundraiser, started by Mix 94.1fm's Fred Caruso in 1987, raises food and money for ten central New Hampshire charitable organizations, from food pantries to soup kitchens to toys-for-tots programs. Caruso, along with morning co-host Amy Bates, will be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations with 100% of the proceeds from Cash-and-Cans staying right here in our central New Hampshire area.

"We live in a wonderful area, neighbors helping neighbors, friends helping friends, people helping folks they've never even met. That's what Cash-and-Cans is all about," said Caruso. "Through the organizations Cash-and-Cans donates to, literally hundreds of families, kids and the elderly will enjoy the holidays because of the generosity of the people and businesses who donate to Cash-and-Cans." Look for the Northeast Broadcast Van at the following locations to make your donation:

Friday 12/6: 3:30-6 p.m., Santa & His Workshop in Downtown Franklin

Saturday 12/7: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Pines Community Center Northfield's Christmas Breakfast.

Monday 12/9: 5:30-10 a.m., George's Diner, Meredith; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Funspot, Weirs Beach; 2-5 p.m., LR Jewelers/Sal's Pizza, Belmont.

Tuesday 12/10: 5:30-10 a.m., McDonald's Tilton; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., HK Powersports, Laconia; 1-3 p.m., The Wine'ing Butcher, Gilford; 4-6 p.m., Belknap Subaru, Tilton.

Wednesday 12/11: 5:30-8 a.m., Willow Hill Food & Beverage, Franklin; 8-10 a.m., Stafford Food & Beverage, Tilton; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Kramer & Hall Goldsmiths/Franklin Savings Bank/Prescott's Florist, Downtown Laconia; 2-4 p.m., Irwin Motors, Laconia; 5-8 p.m., Tilt'n Diner, Cash-and-Cans spaghetti dinner. At the dinner, NY Yankees minor leaguer and former Winnisquam High School standout Jordan Cote will be on hand to sign anything you'd like from 6-8 p.m. for a donation to Cash-and-Cans.

Thursday 12/12: 5:30-10 a.m., Park-N-Go Market, Northfield; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., T-Bones, Laconia; 2-5 p.m., Franklin Savings Bank, Upper Central Street Branch; 5-7 p.m., Ciao Pasta, Northfield.

Friday 12/13: 5:30-10 a.m., McDonald's Franklin; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Benson Auto,m Franklin; 2-5 p.m., Grevior Furniture, Franklin; 5-7 p.m., Chrissy's Paw Spa, Franklin.

Donations can also be made through the mail. Please make checks payable to Cash-and-Cans and mail to Mix 94.1fm, PO Box 941, Franklin, NH 03235. Look for special events during Cash-and-Cans week online at