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Decorative Interiors partners with LRGH Auxiliary to provide hand-crafted items to comfort patients

LACONIA — LRGH Auxiliary volunteers lend their time and talent to make a difference and bring smiles children in the form of a comfort doll of stuffed animal. Similarly, patients who wear glasses and come for one-day surgery and in-patients are offered eyeglass cases to protect their glasses—and whether it is for comfort or convenience these hand-crafted items could not be possible without the generosity of donations.

Decorative Interiors has been a part of the Lakes Region community since 1975, and has been giving back from the beginning. Over the years the business has donated hundreds of wallpaper and fabric books to local schools and charity groups for various projects.

"Wallpaper books were once the popular item, and now it is fabric books," shared Marcia Cotter. "We donate because we appreciate seeing the material being recycled in such a positive way."

Roughly ten volunteers meet regularly to create the uniquely hand and machine sewn items, and what began as a few basic, 'boo boo' baby dolls has grown into a plethora of stuffed dogs, cats, elephants, owls and fish to name a few.

"When kids come into the hospital it can be a really scary place; the animals and dolls give them something to hug and focus their attention on," said LRGH Auxiliary board and craft committee member Diana Goodhue. "Patients who get an eyeglass case really seem to appreciate them. The designer material from Decorative Interiors has really boosted the popularity of the cases; it is so nice to be out in the community and see our creations still being used."

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 09:17

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Granite United Way lauds LRGHealthcare

LACONIA — The Granite United Way held the Central Region's Annual Celebration at Church Landing in Meredith. Throughout the program, several awards were given out to both individuals and businesses and LRGHealthcare is proud to be one of the award recipients this year.

The Granite United Way has recognized LRGHealthcare with gratitude to leadership and employees for investments of more than $100,000 to the 2013 Granite United LRGHealthcare is a strong supporter of United Way and has been participating in the employee campaign for 20 years. For every dollar that employees contribute to the United Way, LRGHealthcare will match it 100%. The 2013 campaign was a huge success with a total United Way contribution of $133,382 from LRGHealthcare and its employees.

Recognizing the needs of its communities, LRGHealthcare encourages their employees each year to make even a small contribution from their paycheck to Granite United Way. During their employee campaign last year, LRGHealthcare also provided incentives for those who made contributions. Contributors, no matter the dollar amount, were entered to win prizes such as gift baskets, TV's, power tools, electronic devices, and more.

Denise Tucker, LRGHealthcare United Way Chairman, comments, "The LRGHealthcare team members continue to increase their support every year to the Granite United Way. Receiving this award was special because even in tough times, our team continues to step up and support a much needed charity for this community. It is an honor to head up such an important project and it is only successful with everyone's support."

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 09:05

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Meredith Chamber adding new membership category

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber announces that is offering a new membership category. This new category, titled associate realtor member, is available to real estate associates/agents who are affiliated with a brokerage office that is a member of the Chamber.

Within the Real Estate and Business Brokers section of the Chamber's website, www.meredithareachamber.com there will be a new sub category listing the individual associate members along with information about each associate including their website. An associate member will also receive Chamber mailings and eblasts and have the opportunity to leave literature and business cards at the Chamber office.

More information about this new category is listed on the Chamber's website or may be obtained by calling the Chamber office at 279-6121. The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce consists of 300 businesses representing the towns in the Winnipesaukee, Squam, and Newfound Regions of Central New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 10:27

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Gilmanton Women's Club will Meet Monday

GILMANTON — The next meeting of the Gilmanton Women's Club will be held at the Shellcamp Lake Clubhouse  on Monday June 2 at 1:30 p.m.
The Gilmanton Women's Club was formed in 1971, with a mission to raise funds for the benefit of Gilmanton's townspeople, and local organizations.
Those who would like to learn more about the club can contact Bernadette Gallant, president at 364-7709, or Judy Bakos, secretary at 267-5056 or visit the web site at: www.gilmantonnh.org Community Gilmanton Women's Club.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 10:23

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