CENTER HARBOR — The local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ellacoya Chapter #43, recently presented a check for $673 to Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc.
"We are very grateful for this generous donation raised by our local Eastern Star organization," stated ICCI Executive Director, Ann Sprague. "We appreciate our being selected as the local charity to receive the proceeds from their recent fundraising event."
The recent Craft and Pie Sale, held on a cold and windy day in November, was the first sponsored by the Ellacoya Chapter. The Chapter expressed thanks to all the vendors and patrons who supported the event and, due to its success, is planning to hold this event again next year. Other popular events sponsored by their members are the bean suppers held every month from April through November which the public is invited to attend.
Eastern Star is a worldwide fraternal organization whose mission includes helping others in their community and beyond. The Order, as part of the Masonic Family, is composed of women and men who have a Masonic relationship and also supports the youth organizations, Rainbow and DeMolay. Ellacoya Chapter meets in the Squam Valley Masonic Building on Route 3 at the Holderness/Center Harbor town line.
Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc., is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit volunteer organization that provides supportive services and community resource information to assist neighbors in their daily lives. Services are provided to residents in the towns of Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough and Sandwich and include transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits, errands, respite care for primary caregivers, and light household chores.
Eastern Star, Ellacoya Chapter, recently presented a check to Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc. Pictured presenting the check to ICCI Executive Director Ann Sprague is Kristen Fuller, Worthy Matron. Also in attendance at the presentation were: representing Eastern Star, Pam Schofield, Associate Matron, Maurice Schofield, Associate Patron, Nate Fuller, Worthy Patron, and George Leavitt, Past Patron, and representing Interlakes Community Caregivers Ken Greenbaum, ICCI President, and Phil Dillingham, ICCI Board Member. (Courtesy photo)