MOULTONBOROUGH — Interlakes Community Caregivers is pleased to announce that Paul Cunningham of Philadelphia, PA, won $3,850 from the nonprofit's recent 50/50 Raffle. His lucky winning ticket #47 was drawn on July 4th in Moultonborough.
"The 50/50 Raffle was a success and raised over $3,800 to help support our nonprofit organization. We appreciate all who purchased and all who sold raffle tickets," indicated Sally Dussault, Board Member and Raffle Committee Chair.
Ms. Dussault, who has served as Raffle Committee Chair for the past two years, conceived the idea to have a cash prize for this year's raffle and to have a shorter sales period of 30 days only. Raffle tickets were sold from June 1 – 30 for $100 each with a limited number of 100 tickets available for sale. The organization has run raffles in the past, but changed things this year in order to reach a broader audience, to not ask the already generous business community with requests for raffle prizes, and to create excitement and synergy through a shorter sales period. 77 tickets were sold by board members and other volunteers, and in response to online and media promotions, with one board member alone selling 14 tickets.
"I was happily surprised to have won the cash raffle," said Mr. Cunningham. "My sister Pat McCloskey has volunteered for Interlakes Community Caregivers for years and we know firsthand the value the organization brings to the community."
Formed in 1998, Interlakes Community Caregivers Inc. is a 501(c)3 volunteer nonprofit organization that provides nonmedical supportive services and community information to assist people in their daily lives. ICCI does not charge for services and does not bill any insurance company, the state or any other source for reimbursement for services provided and relies solely on charitable giving, grants, and fundraising events such as this. In 2013, ICCI volunteers provided over 1,200 services, donated almost 5,000 hours, and drove over 48,000 miles helping neighbors in Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor and Sandwich.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:44
HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is sponsoring a two-week nature tour of the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides Islands next June.
This 13-day trip will leave from Boston. After landing in Glasgow, Scotland, participants will travel by van to Oban and then board a ferry which will take them to the island of Mull where they will stay for five nights at a lakeside inn. Day trips will take include a boat excursion to the Treshnish Isles for lunch among the puffins and a chance to explore Fingal's Cave on Staffa. The itinerary also includes a visit to the village of Tobermory and a day trip to Iona where there will be a tour of the ancient abbey.
Wildlife highlights include white-tailed and golden eagles, otters, seals, and red deer.
On the second part of the trip participants will travel to the beautiful Spey Valley nestled next to the Cairngorm Mountains. Members of the tour will stay at a hotel near Aviemore. From there they will have the opportunity to explore lochs and ancient forests and the shores of the Moray Firth, including a day trip to the Black Isle and Cromarty. They will then travel to Aberdeenshire for the final couple of days. There they will visit Royal Deeside, including a tour of Balmoral Castle, and then proceed to Edinburgh for a free day to explore the historic city.
Further information is available by calling 603-968-7194 ext 23.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:39
HEBRON — The annual Hebron Fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 26. On that day the quaint Hebron Town Common will be the center of fun activities for the whole family starting at 9 a.m. The fair will be held rain or shine.
With free admission, hundreds of fairgoers will shop from the wares of about 100 craftspeople, the white elephant tent, the Hebron Boutique rummage sale, and a large selection of used books, movies, puzzles and games. Bid on both new and pre-owned items at the ever-popular live auction beginning at 1 p.m., and the silent auction starting at 11a.m. The Rev. "Honest John" Fischer will be auctioning a huge variety of wares from gift certificates and products donated by local businesses to great bargains on used furniture and much more.
Old-fashioned children's games, the dunking booth and pony rides will also be enjoyed. Food items available will include cotton candy, ice cream, fudge, kettle corn, all sorts of homemade goodies. There will be lunch featuring a pot of baked beans, and a chicken barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m. In addition to all the homemade goodies, preserves, fresh vegetables and plants, gift baskets will be raffled at the church's food and plant table.
The following day, Sunday, July 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the $2-A-Bag Sale will take place in the church basement. There are always great clothes left over from the Hebron Boutique.
The Union Congregational Church of Hebron sponsors the event.
For additional information, call 603-744-5883 or visit www.hebronchurchfair.org.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:29
LACONIA — Prescott Farm is pleased to announce that Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) has become an official 2014-2015 Business Member. As a Business Member of Prescott Farm they are able to enjoy a number of benefits while supporting Prescott Farm's quality environmental education programs.
"We are pleased to have MVSB back for a second year as a Business Member and supporter of Prescott Farm," stated Kimberly Drouin, Director of Marketing at Prescott Farm. "They were our first Business Member when we started offering this type of membership, and it has proved to be a great fit!" As a Business Member of Prescott Farm businesses choose specific events or programs they would like to sponsor depending on their Business Membership level. This year MVSB will be sponsoring one of Prescott Farm's WildQuest Summer Camp weeks, 5th Annual Harvest & Winter Festivals, WildQuest Winter Camp, Maple Sugar Madness and our Spring Polliwogs Pre-K Program in 2015.
As Business Members at the Beech Level ($2,500) they also receive benefits such as use of Prescott Farm's Historic Hay Barn and grounds for a company picnic, free on-site snowshoe rental in season for all employees, recognition throughout Prescott Farm's social media channels and much more.
"We appreciate all the support MVSB has given us over the years. It is great to work with an organization that is so involved in their community and values the kinds of programs Prescott Farm offers," says Drouin.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:25
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