MEREDITH — When the reduction of federal funds for fuel assistance was announced in the fall of 2010, a small group of friends discussed how they might lend a helping hand to their neighbors. A fundraising committee was formed and included members from Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough and Holderness.
Thus, the Turn Up the Heat fuel fundraiser was created. Raising $10,000 was the goal set to be divided evenly among the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor, and Moultonborough. Through the generosity of local businesses, donations from individuals, and those who purchased tickets to the event that goal became a reality. That same goal was set for the next two annual events with even more support from the local community and beyond.
On Monday, February 9, the fourth annual Turn Up the Heat February Fuel Raiser thank you event will be held at Church Landing, Meredith. Musical entertainment will be donated by Geoff Cunningham. Committee members include: Martha Billings, Sandy Condojani, Jeanie Forrester, Carol Gerken, Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois, Tuffy Hamblet, Jodie Herbert, Wendy Harris, Bonnie Hunt, Terry Jutton, Diane Lane, Barbara Lauterbach, Jacki Taylor, and Cyndi Troop. Major sponsors include: Altrusa International of Meredith, Bank of New Hampshire, The Common Man, Bob and Sharon Cormier, Courtney Family Trust, DAK Financial, Dion's Plant Place & Landscaping, Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Chip & Wendy Harris, Home Comfort, Mill Falls at the Lake, Laconia Harley Davidson, Lavinia's Restaurant, Lovering Volvo, Melcher & Prescott, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Meredith Rotary Club, Miracle Farms Landscaping, Municipal Resources, Inc., New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, The Shamrock Companies, and Stewart's Ambulance Service.
For those wishing to make a donation, please make checks payable to: Latchkey Charities, (a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization), and mail to P O Box 176, Meredith, NH 03253. Donations are tax-deductible.
The committee is already planning next year's event and hopes to increase the goal for our neighbors for 2016.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 09:32
LACONIA — The Kiwanis Club of Laconia is conducting a March Madness 55-inch LG SMART TV Raffle as it puts on a full-court press for fund-raising. Tickets are $10 and the winner's name will be drawn on March 16 at City Hall by Mayor Ed Engler, just in time for the start of the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Tournament — March Madness.
"Picture yourself watching your favorite college team driving in for the winning hoop in the Final Four on a state-of-the-art television," said Kiwanis President John Walker. "Not a basketball fan? No problem. This television can dial up anything you want — it's that SMART."
"This must-have TV is now on display at Greenlaw's Music on Main Street in Laconia," continued Walker, "where you can buy as many $10 raffle tickets as you need to put the remote in your hand. Walk in and check it out. You will be happy you took a chance."
Raffle tickets are also available at the Belknap Mill and from any Kiwanis Club member.
The club meets on the second and fourth Monday evenings of every month for a light dinner and informative program. More information is available online at www.laconiakiwanis.com.
The Kiwanis Club motto is, "Improving our communities, one child at a time." All proceeds from the TV raffle — as is true of the proceeds from all Kiwanis fund-raising activity — go back into the community for the benefit of children.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 08:47
GILFORD — Lakes Region Singers, a community choral group, will launch its spring concert season with a first rehearsal today, Tuesday, Feb. 3.
According to the group's director, Karen Jordan, "We are hoping to expand with new singers in all sections, but we especially need more men's voices. There is no audition, and you don't have to read music – the most important requirement is wanting to have fun."
The Adult Chorus will rehearse every Tuesday starting at 7:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church on Route 11A. Those unable to make the Feb. 3 rehearsal can still start the following week on Feb. 10.
There is also a Youth Chorus for youngsters in grades 2 through 8, which rehearses every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
"We welcome more young voices, but we also want to reach out to high school singers in our community and encourage them to consider joining the adult chorus," said Jordan. "It's a great opportunity to start singing with a large group, and an easy way to make some new friends. Whatever your age, come on out and give us a try."
This year the spring concert program will feature popular songs from musicals and some lively big band music, accompanied by piano, bass, drums, and guitars. The big band music will showcase such swing favorites as "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Blue Skies," "All the Things You Are," "Isn't It Romantic," and "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing." The selections from Broadway musicals will include "Ragtime," "Sound of Music," and "West Side Story." Many of the songs will feature solo opportunities for members of the chorus.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 10:37
GILFORD — Tickets for this summer's appearance of country music group Lady Antebellum at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook will go on sale Friday, Feb. 6, starting at 11 a.m.
The group's Meadowbrook concert, scheduled for Aug. 16, will be part of Lady Antebellum's Wheels Up tour.
Tickets for the Lady Antebellum concert can be purchased by calling the Meadowbrook Box Office at 603-293-4700 or logging on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.
Lady Antebellum, comprised of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, are seven-time Grammy Award winners, and were also honored in 2008 with the Best New Artist Award by the Country Music Association.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 10:31