Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Meredith Community Center

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Meredith Community Center. The hunt, open to children up to age 9, will be held outside at 1 Circle Drive with activities and refreshments inside, following the hunt.

Registration will start at 9:30 at Circle Drive Park and the hunt will go as follows: Ages 1-2, 10:10-10:20; ages 3-4, 10:20-10:30; ages 5-6, 10:40-10:50; and finishing with ages 7-9 from 10:50-11:00.

Those planning to participate are asked to arrive prior to the designated hunt time to register. Hunters should also be dressed for cold weather.

Following the hunt, there will be an opportunity for youngsters to have their picture taken with the Easter bunny, as well as to have refreshments, tackle the climbing wall, frolic in the jumpy house, or take part in face painting, arts and crafts and other activities.

The hunt is free and so organizers encourage those attending to make a donation or volunteer in some way. The Parks and Rec Department is also grateful to have the support of the Meredith Altrusa Club and the Friends of Meredith Parks & Recreation again this year as well as donations from individuals, families and Rite Aid of Meredith.

 More information can be obtained by calling 279-8197 or visiting www.meredithnh.org.

Community Coffee House to benefit local students tution with Up With People March 25 (347 words)

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will be hosting an open mic Community Coffee House on Wednesday, March 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The Coffee House is held monthly at the Freight Room and each month featured a wide array of talented individuals ranging from high school students to adult members of the community. The evening is an opportunity for allow community members to share their creative expression to others through vocal performances, instrumental pieces, poetry, skits, artwork and more. All members of the community are invited to participate in or attend the event.

The proceeds from this month's event will support local senior and organizer of the Community Coffee House, Alana Persson, to offset the tuition cost for her year with Up With People (UWP). Persson will be traveling with the international non-profit organization from June 2015 to July 2016 with a cast of 100 individuals from around the world. During her year of travel, Persson will live with host families, each week giving back to others through community service, education, and music.

"Over the past few months I have experienced nothing but kindness, support, and generosity from the community," says Persson. "The Coffee House has not only been a way to raise money to make my year with Up With People financially possible, but has also been an opportunity to allow community members to come together and share their wonderful talents in a supportive environment. This community has so many positive things to offer, and I hope you choose to share in them by attending the upcoming event."

Clare Persson, Chair of Stand Up Laconia! will be at the event selling t-shirts and providing information to community members who are interested in getting involved in the non-profit organization working to prevent and reduce the drug use in the town of Laconia.

Admission is $7 at the door. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, and various desserts will be provided. For more information regarding the event call Alana Persson at 581-5517, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact the Freight Room directly at 527-0043.

BHS student to be honored at concert on Wed.

BELMONT — Belmont High School senior Daniel Iacopucci of Belmont, a senior at Belmont High School, will be awarded an engraved silver medallion to recognize his selection by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards as one of New Hampshire's top two youth volunteers of 2015 during a presentation on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m.

The ceremony will take place during the Monster Concert taking place at the high school.

Iacopucci created a picnic area and perennial garden along a paved walking and biking trail in a neighboring community last year.

As a State Honoree, Iacopucci also will receive $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., for several days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America's top youth volunteers of 2015.

I-LHS junior wins Meredith 250th Anniversary logo contest

MEREDITH — Meredith's 250th Anniversary Celebration logo contest was won by Malik Carter, a junior at Inter-Lakes High School (ILHS). A check for $250, donated by ReMax Bayside owner Chris Kelly was presented to Carter. Jack Carty, chairman of the 250th Logo Committee, specified that the logo had to contain a latchkey, incorporate Indian Island and the mountains and lakes that surround Meredith.

Patrick Quinn, graphic arts teacher at ILHS and Armand Peters, retired graphic arts professor from Lakes Region Community College mentored the project and had high praise for the time and enthusiasm that Carter gave to designing the logo. Steve Durand, Chairman of Meredith's 250th Anniversary Committee said it was a great example of cooperation between the town committee and the school system.

Meredith will celebrate its sestercentennial in 2018. The 250th Meredith Anniversary Committee has been meeting since August 2013. Its membership includes over 30 Meredith residents, including members representing a variety of local civic and non-profit organizations. The Committee is being facilitated by the Greater Meredith Program's Promotion Committee. For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, please call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or website:  www.greatermeredithprogram.com