A+ A A-

Franklin will hold annual March for Meals Walkathon

FRANKLIN — On Saturday, May 16 the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc. (CAPBMCI) will hold its annual March for Meals walkathon to raise funds and awareness for the Meals on Wheels program. All walks begin at the Bessie Rowell Community Center 10 a.m. registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

This year, the event will also offer a pancake breakfast and Family Fun Day. The walk takes place on the scenic Winnipesaukee River Trail (WRT) but two other shorter walks .75 miles long will be available. The WRT route is 3 miles including the walk to/ from The Rowell Center. The pancake breakfast will be held at the new TRIP Center inside Rowell Center from 8-9:15 a.m. Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes a small petting zoo, dress-up photo booth, fire truck tour, tattoos, and crazy hair.

Meals on Wheels is a critical program providing home-delivered meals Monday-Friday and a daily wellness check to home-bound and disabled adults. It serves approximately 250,000 meals to over 1,400 people; representing 30,000 meals over its state contract. Government funding does not cover the cost of each meal, and with the state cuts to meals looming, local fundraisers such as March for Meals are absolutely essential.

For breakfast tickets, to make a donation, or for more information, call CAPBMCI at 225-3295 or the local Senior Center. Pre-registration for the walk is preferred.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:37

Hits: 152

Sign-ups Monday for Youth Football & Cheer

LACONIA — Laconia youth football and cheer sign ups will take place Monday, May 4th at the Laconia Community Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:34

Hits: 143

Theater summer camp to be held in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's summer camp continues to offer programs for children ages 5-14 during The "Summer of Storytelling", which incorporates themes such as fantasy, epic tales, history, science fiction, mystery, and action to serve as a guide for the camp sessions. This year the camp will be held at New Hampton School.

Students will spend weeks exploring, playing, and learning in a fun theatrical setting. They will enjoy their time immersed in different aspects of theatre, music, art, and dance, all culminating to a final showcase for friends and family. Camp 1 for ages 5-8 and Camp 2 ages 9 through 11 will feature sessions that explore different ways of telling stories each week. The morning session from 9 a.m. to noon focuses on the basics of theatre. The afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. explores music, dance, and art. Students may attend either session or join for the full day experience.

The Upper Camp for ages 12-14 allows for a more in depth experience, with two-week sessions that run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This extended camp experience provides time for increased script comprehension, as well as more in-depth rehearsal and an opportunity to refine each student's craft. These groups tend to run a little smaller, so individual attention is guaranteed.

Education Director Timothy L'Ecuyer says, "We're putting together another fantastic team of instructors this year who will continue to bring top-notch arts education to our campers. What this collaboration with New Hampton School will bring us is a venue that matches the quality of our programming. Final presentations will now take place at the McEvoy Theatre at the school, a perfect location for them."

Sessions are currently booking online at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. For more information, call (603) 279-0333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:31

Hits: 100

FRH Auxiliary celebrates a year of service

FRANKLIN — Members of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary recently held their Annual Meeting to review initiatives of the past year and ways to best support the hospital and community services moving forward. Inspired by a long history of fundraising and philanthropic giving, the group welcomes new ideas, new requests, and new members.

In early December the Auxiliary's signature fundraising event brings community members together for the annual Lights of Memory celebration. In its 31st year this past ceremony honored Becky Ames, and recognized countless loved ones. $1,795 was raised from this heartfelt event in 2014, with funds benefiting the employee scholarship program.

The Gift Shop at Franklin Regional Hospital continues to thrive as volunteers stock its shelves every month with new and unique gifts. The shop offers everything from flowers and cards to jewelry and gifts for every occasion. Each purchase supports important initiatives at Franklin Regional Hospital, ultimately benefiting patients and staff.

Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary is also involved in the Lifeline program, which is a community and FRH initiative that offers seniors in surrounding towns special access to emergency services. The Auxiliary is proud to donate the Lifeline service to select community members who may otherwise be restricted by financial barriers.

The Auxiliary supports community initiatives through events such as the Red Dress Gala, the Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K, the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic, and Franklin Community Day. The Auxiliary is proud to be a $5,000 Cornerstone Level donor to the LRGHealthcare Capital Campaign.

In addition the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary has purchased important equipment for hospital departments over the past year, including a much-needed bariatric scale with hand rails at the Specialty Clinic, and a computer on wheels for the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department. They offered financial assistance in the form of scholarships to employees seeking certifications and further education in their field, and also helped to enhance patient comfort through a donation of hand-made pillowcases to pediatric patients.

The Auxiliary is always looking for new members. To learn more call 934-2060 ext. 8780 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:21

Hits: 80

The Laconia Daily Sun - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy
Powered by BENN a division of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette