Meredith Rotary Golf Tournament to be held on June 26

MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club has announced the eighth annual Meredith Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament to take place at Waukewan Golf Club on Friday, June 26. All proceeds will benefit the Meredith Rotary Scholarship Fund. The tournament will start with registration at 8 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, which has been a supporter of the golf tournament from its inception, will be the major sponsor again this year. Additionally, Dixon Golf will provide two free airline tickets to the winner of the Hole in One contest. Fees are $100 per person and includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, prizes and special contests. There will be a special "$500 Closest to the Pin" event at the end of the tournament.

"We are starting a new tradition in 2015 with the introduction of the Company Championship Award," according to Bob Kennelly, Chairman of the Golf Committee. "The name of the winner will be inscribed on the Rotary Plaque that will be on permanent display at Waukewan Golf Club."

Pre-registration for this golf tournament is recommended. For information and registration, call Bob Kennelly at 630-4949 or Justin Barkley at 603-279-6661. Additional information can be found at

Meredith community wide yard sale to be held on May 16

MEREDITH — On Saturday, May 16 the 20th Annual Community Yard Sale will be held in Meredith from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over fifty businesses and residents will participate in this day long event sponsored by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce.

The yard sales, which will be held rain or shine, will take place at individual residents' homes and businesses. In addition, several community organizations will participate by having group sales.

Chamber Executive Director Susan Cerutti reports that the sites of the individual sales will be marked with official yard sale signs and that maps of the community indicating where the sales are held will be available at the Chamber's Information Center beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the sale.

To date several businesses have registered included Maxfield Real Estate, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, and So Little Thyme as well as the Meredith Kiwanis Club and Altrusa of Meredith. This community spirited event provides those attending with the opportunity to hunt for treasures and bargains at the various sales and at the same time visit the many specialty, gift, and antique shops which are located in Meredith.

Registration must be completed by Saturday, May 9 in order to be listed on the map. For more information contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121.

Allstate agency owner wins $1,000 grant for Gilford Youth Center

GILFORD — Allstate agency owner Thomas Francoeur received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the Gilford Youth Center in Gilford, where Thomas Francoeur volunteers.

Allstate agents and employees have a proud history of putting their good hands to work in supporting New Hampshire communities, promoting volunteerism and providing financial resources to enable local organizations to help others.

"The Agency Hands in the Community Award celebrates the spirit of service. Commitment to our communities is a natural extension of what we do every day – protecting people and making their lives more secure" said Julia Reusch. "With support from The Allstate Foundation, Thomas Francoeur and Gilford Youth Center are making his hometown a better, safer place to live.''

The Allstate Foundation awards more than $1 million every year to nonprofit organizations across the country in honor of dedicated Allstate agency owners who give back. To be eligible for nomination, Allstate agency owners must with volunteer, mentor or lead a nonprofit of their choice.

Soul Revival performing at Taylor Community on May 3

LACONIA ­­— The next program in the Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, is scheduled for Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. in Taylor’s Woodside Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Led by saxophonist Jonathan Lorentz, The Soul Revival performs blues, spirituals and jazz, centering on historic American songs. The band features vocalist Sharon “Sugar” Jones and includes pianist Andy Carballeira and bassist Joey Pierog, all of whom have performed extensively on the blues, jazz and popular music circuit. Their performance is being sponsored by Taylor Community President/CEO Bob Selig and his wife, Joyce.

Known for her dynamic performances and recordings, New Hampshire­based singer Jones combines jazz influences with love of blues, gospel music and Broadway show tunes to create an engaging listening experience.

Carballeira is a Boston­based keyboardist who is equally at home on the grand piano, Wurlitzer and Rhodes electric pianos, as he is on the Hammond B3 organ. Manchester’s Pierog is a sought-after bassist whose time in the music community has earned him a diversity of influence and experience.

Lakes Region resident Jon Lorentz is well­known to Taylor Community concert attendees. He calls his Soul Revival band “hard­working” and adds “this music is full of feel. Call it a religious fervor or not, the band is raw and emotional, with honest groove.”