Welcome Spring with the New Hampshire Boat Museum

WOLFEBORO — Come celebrate spring at the New Hampshire Boat Museum's kick-off event of the 2014 season, the annual Spring Fling. This fundraising event, sponsored by People's United Bank, will take place on Friday, April 25 in the Barn at Inn on Main in Wolfeboro beginning at 6 p.m. Reserve your tickets ($42 per person for museum members/$45 for not-yet-members) by calling 603-569-4554 or on-line at www.nhbm.org. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, April 18.

The evening begins with a cash bar at 6  p.m. with hors d'ouevres. A silent auction with exciting offerings such as baseball tickets, vintage boat rides, gift certificates from area stores plus much more will be offered. To see the full list of auction items with photos, visit the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org.

A buffet dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and includes salad, sirloin with peppercorn brandy sauce, grilled chicken with pinenut butter, parmesan risotto, potatoes, vegetable medley and assorted desserts.

Following dinner a live auction will be held that will include an aerial tour of the Lakes Region, a print on canvas by Sandy Martin, a spring garden consultation, a boat survey package, a trip to a Porsche Rally in a vintage Porsche, and a 3-day getaway to a beachfront cottage in Kennebunkport, Maine to name a few items. Guest auctioneer Jaime Laurent will be leading the live auction in spirited bidding to raise funds for the Museum.

The Boat Museum's Spring Fling Committee including Travis Carloni, Sabra McBride, Joyce Nelson and Lisa Simpson Lutts, wish to thank the many vendors and individuals who have contributed to the auction to date: Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard, Sandy Martin Gallery, MilliCare carpet cleaning, George Sperry surveyor, Rick Kourian, Jeannie and Duff Lewis, Don McBride, Len Finethy, Runabout Restorations, YMAA Winnipesaukee Tai Chi, Emma Taylor's, Chris Kaiser, Joyce and Joel Nelson, People's United Bank, and Mark Whitehead.

The Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 24. The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a not-for-profit organization focusing on New Hampshire's fresh water boating heritage and life. It is located at 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, 2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro in the former Allen "A" Resort dance hall/theater building. For further information contact the Museum at 603-569-4554, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., via the web at www.nhbm.org or via Facebook