MEREDITH — Pemi Youth Center was chosen as one of nineteen non-profit agencies across the greater Lakes Region to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank charitable fund. The Center will use the $5,000 grant to support their After School Program, which provides a safe, supervised, after school environment that engages youth in educational and enrichment activities to support academic and social development.
All services at the Pemi Youth Center are provided at no cost to youth or their families. Staff and volunteers provide positive role models and mentors for attendees and lead them in a variety of after school activities including: academic support, mentoring, creative arts, recreational activities, cooking, empowerment groups, drug and alcohol prevention, a science program, community service opportunities, college planning assistance, and more.
In addition to these activities, the group prepares a healthy meal daily and 90% of participants eat dinner each week night at the Center.
"At Pemi Youth Center, we take a holistic approach to our After School Program, ensuring that we are not only helping students succeed academically, but also socially and emotionally," said Jessica Dutille, Executive Director for Pemi Youth Center. "Through the building of relationships and participation in activities, our youth attendees develop confidence and self-esteem as well as new interests and skills. This generous support from MVSB will help us continue to provide a high quality after school program to the Greater Plymouth and Grafton County communities."
CAPTION — Pemi Youth Center Executive Director Jessica Dutille (middle row, second from left), Program Director Brian Dutille (back row, left), Board Member Richard Hage (back row, right), Volunteer youth and volunteers gather with Meredith Village Savings Bank’s Sara Custance (back row, second from left) and Martha Clifford (middle row, right) in front of the Center to acknowledge a recent $5000 grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank fund to help support the Center’s After School Program. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:48
GILMANTON —Gilmanton Old Home Day's first annual Tug of War will be held at Old Home Day on Saturday, Augsut 10.
The Gilmanton Old Home Day Association is reviving an old event and calling it the annual Tug of War. There will be two age groups between ages 6 and 17, and a special age group for adults 18 and over.
All team members must give their name and age and will be weighed in. Decision of the judges will be final. There will be no prizes. Contact George Roberts at 603-267-8151 with questions.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:41
MOULTONBOROUGH — On Monday, August 19 the Loon Preservation Committee will host the 3rd Annual Carl Johnson MemorialGolf Tournament at Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough.
The tournament is open to the public with pre-registration required. Groups of four and a shotgun round will start at 8 a.m. followed by lunch and awards.
Top prizes include a 2013 Bryant 210 Bowrider powered by a MerCruiser 5.0 MPI 260 horsepower motor with trailer courtesy of Kevin Keenan, Paugus Bay Marina.
First, second and third place team prizes will be awarded as well for the longest drive and closest to pin. An additional putting contest will be held this year. An exclusive raffle will also be held at the clubhouse featuring exceptional loon photography by Kittie Wilson among other notable items.
To pre-register, become a Hole Sponsor or learn more about the tournament contact the Loon Preservation Committee at 603-476-LOON (5666) or visit www.loon.org.
CAPTION — Tim Johnson (Senator Johnson's grandson) admires the hole-in-one boat provided by Paugus Bay Marina.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:34
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Momentum program featuring a tour of Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Mount Washington on Monday, August 19.
Participants will meet at Gilford Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. before departing for Weirs Beach. The Mount departs Weirs Beach at 12:30 p.m. for a two and a half hour tour. Cost of the tour is $29 per person. Participants must RSVP with the Parks and Recreation office by Wednesday, August 14.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Gilford Parks and Rec Dept at 527-4722.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:31