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Ducks Unlimited Holding Annual Dinner Banquet

TILTON — The Daniel Webster Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 26th annual dinner banquet auction on Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at La Piece ~ The Room in Riverfront Place, the award winning renovated mill building at 322 Main Street in Tilton.

James Cropsey is Area Chairman this year. Nearly 6,200 local Ducks Unlimited fundraising events throughout the country last year contributed towards Ducks Unlimited's national fundraising effort of almost $175 million. Last year Ducks Unlimited achieved 81% efficiency, resulting in 81 cents of each dollar raised being spent on wetland acquisition or improvement.
Each year the United States loses some 140,000 acres of wetland habitat. Since its inception, Ducks Unlimited has raised over one billion dollars and enhanced and restored nearly 13.2 million habitat acres, encompassing over 15,000 wetland projects, in an effort to reverse this destructive trend. DU's projects provide habitat for over 600 wildlife species, including ducks, geese, and endangered or threatened species like the whooping crane and bald eagle.
While Ducks Unlimited has accomplished a great deal since its founding in 1937, the rapid draining of our wetlands demands that the organization continue to accelerate its work. Efforts like those of the Daniel Webster chapter are a vital part of Ducks Unlimited's efforts.
This year the dinner will be buffet style catered by Chef Joe. Order your tickets by April 5. Vegetarian meals may be arranged in advance.

Dinner tickets cost $55 for an individual and $80 for a couple while youths under 18 years of age are $35. To purchase tickets or for information on how you can support Ducks Unlimited's program of wetlands conservation, contact Pete Spear at 729-0214, Kevin Stack at 236-2110 or Jim Cropsey at 286-9633.

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Belknap County Republican Committee meeting with Jennifer Horn and Gary Lambert

BELMONT — The April monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday April 9 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Road in Belmont.

This month's guest speaker is NH GOP Chairman, Jennifer Horn. This is a follow-up visit by the state party chairman to address members of the committee and to continue the discussion that began in January. In addition, former State Senator Gary Lambert, candidate for Congress in the 2nd District, will address the Committee.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m. The committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

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LRCS Teams Up with Centerplate to train food service interns

LACONIA — Centerplate, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world and the provider of food services at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, graduated its first class of interns from the CRAVE program (Centerplate Recruiting and Assistance for Valuable Employees) on Friday, March 21. This new 12-week on the job training internship program was developed in partnership with Lakes Region Community Services to provide individuals with disabilities an opportunity to learn the skills needed to attain competitive employment in the food serves industry.

Commenting on the program's success, John Timbrook, General Manager for Centerplate at Gunstock stated "It has been great to have the interns here each day. They really enjoy being here and are learning useful kitchen and social skills that will help them in future positions."

Mary MacDonald, Centerplate Assistant GM, talked about the success of the program at the CRAVE graduation ceremony. "The interns came in and developed as a team and helped us all grow. I am blown away by how our staff embraced this program. It has been wonderful to watch our employees have an opportunity to be a mentor to an intern. They embraced the interns and together worked with humor, patience and collaboration. The impact Centerplate has had on these interns pales in comparison to the impact they have had on us."

LRCS believes every person should have the opportunity to access and maintain meaningful employment and is committed to assisting people with disabilities reach their career goals. For more information on employment services contact an LRCS job developer at 524-8811.

Lakes Region Community Services is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families.  LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-524-8811or visit www.lrcs.org.

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Belmont Middle School 8th Grade Fundraiser at Patrick's Pub

BELMONT — The winter has been long, cold, and windy, so it is now time to get out of the house and dine at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford. For the week of April 13-17, Patrick's Pub & Eatery has allowed the Belmont Middle School 8th Grade to hold a fundraiser.

Anyone who eats at Patrick's Pub & Eatery and mentions 'Belmont Middle School 8th Grade" during that week will be helping out the 8th grade with their end­ of ­year activities. Patrick's will donate 25% of the food purchase for that week to the BMS 8th grade.

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