FRANKLIN — This year marks the 20th annual double-elimination tournament to begin on Wednesday, September 18 at Odell Park in Franklin. With over $49,000 raised for local charities in the prior 19 years, plans for the 20th Annual Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament are now underway. Team registration deadline is Friday, August 16.
Last year, the 2012 tournament hosted a record number of co-ed teams where Sisti Law Offices was crowned the tournament champions after defeating second place winners, Franklin Savings Bank. Succah Punch took home third place honors. Others that put up a good fight for the good cause were: Byron's Septic, Beauchine's, Bickford's Landscape & Design, Chrissy's Paw Spa, Delta Dental, Dirty Dogz, Elektrisola, Harbour Enterprises, Merrimack County Department of Corrections, PatrAngie Mold, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Park 'N Go Swingers and Watts Water Technologies.
Voting for the charity of choice to receive proceeds from this special 20th tournament year took place at Franklin Savings Bank and on the bank's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank. The votes have been counted and this year's tournament proceeds will benefit Central NH Chem-Free after prom and after graduation celebrations.
Organizations receiving donations from the Tournament in years prior include: local walking trails (the Northern Rail Trail, WOW - Winnisquam, Opechee & Winnipesaukee -Trail, Winnipesaukee River Trail, and the Odell Park River Trail); local homeless shelters; local food pantries; the American Cancer Society; American Red Cross; local DARE programs; Franklin VNA & NANA; local Hospice programs; Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity; Make-A-Wish NH; the NH Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse; the Relay for Life; the American Diabetes Association; the Aaron Robert Risley Memorial Scholarship Fund; Mix 94.1 FM Cash-N-Cans; local animal shelters; the MacDonald Family Scholarship Fund; and the Odell Park concession stand rebuilding effort.
All proceeds are earned through the $150 team entry fee, concession stand profits, and donations. Additionally, a significant amount of the charity donation comes from the annual raffle. Donations of items and gift certificates from community individuals and businesses are more than welcome and are currently being collected. In exchange for the donation, FSB will gratefully acknowledge all donations with public recognition.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 10:11
GILFORD — The Bolduc Park Association is putting on its annual golf tournament Friday through Sunday, August 16-18. This marks the 20th year of the tournament.
A $10,000 dollar prize is up for grabs in the hole-in-one contest along with cash prizes in our putting and closest to the pin contests. Participants are asked to register at the park and play 18 holes on the course throughout the weekend.
The cost to participate is $20 for children 15 and under and $25 for players 16 and up. Tee times will be given out in 15 minute intervals on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The weekend will wrap up with awards and a chicken barbecue at Bolduc Park on Sunday afternoon.
The tournament is possible in part due to generous sponsorship from Bank of New Hampshire, Fratello’s Restaurant and Patrick’s Pub. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Bolduc Park Association and the Youth Golf Program.
For more information, or to sign up for the tournament visit the park at 282 Gilford Avenue on the Gilford/Laconia line or call the park office at 603-524-1370.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 10:07
GILFORD — The Gilford Old Home Day Committee is currently accepting parade applications for the Old Home Day Parade to be held on August 24.
These forms are available at both Bank of NH locations in Gilford, Meredith Village Savings Bank Gilford Branch, Franklin Savings Bank Gilford Branch, The Gilford Library, the Gilford Town Hall, Gilford Recreation Department Office and on the Parks and Recreation website at www.gilfordrec.com.
For more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 10:01
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will present their next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m at Pease Public Library on Russell Street in Plymouth.
Hugh Curley, Business Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be conducting this presentation about the array of products and services available from the U.S. Small Business Administration and its' network of partners focused on helping small business owners with their needs for capital, business counsel and help in expanding their markets through selling products or services to government agencies or prime contractors.
With 25 years of assisting small businesses, Hugh Curley serves as an Economic Development Specialist with the SBA, carries media relations responsibilities for them, and is involved in marketing their products and services to business owners, lenders, and economic development officials throughout New Hampshire.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 09:54
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