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Irwin Automotive Supports Local Community with 100 Turkeys for the Holidays

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive supports the Lakes Region community by giving turkeys to families in need for their Holiday feasts. With a turkey on the table families are able to maintain a holiday tradition in any situation. The Irwin team has been providing turkeys to St Vincent De Paul in Laconia for the past three years and this year donated 100 turkeys.

St. Vincent De Paul provides material assistance to those in need in the Lakes Region by establishing programs with organizations, which provide temporary relief and helpful solutions for those in need. Enabling families to share a meal with their families allows for a special celebration, a time of happiness, a gratefulness that frees them from their troubles. Irwin Automotive sees the importance in helping the less fortunate all year round, but especially around the holidays when family and togetherness is so important and magical.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 07:45

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Christmas Tea and Fair at Gilmanton Church

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, will have its "Famous English Christmas Tea" and Fair on Saturday, December 7.

The fair opens at 10 a.m. The Christmas Tea (Luncheon) will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parlor with a roaring fire in the fireplace, the tinkle of china, soft Christmas music, and a beautifully set table of chicken soup or corn chowder, sandwiches, pickles, chips, and delicious desserts. The cost for the Christmas Tea / Luncheon is adults $6, ages 6 to 12 $3 and under 5 yrs. old free.

At the fair in the Church Undercroft visitors can purchase baked goods, homemade candies, crafts, jewelry, books, attic treasures, "Theme" Basket Raffle. There will also be decorated wreaths and Christmas centerpieces for sale.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 07:40

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'Christmas in the Village' Concert by Carter Mountain Brass Band (190)

GILFORD — On Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. the Carter Mountain Brass Band will open the Christmas concert season with a concert at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11A in Gilford.

Entitled "Christmas in the Village", conductor John Beyrent has planned a program of popular and traditional Christmas music that will evoke memories of past Christmases and put people in the mood for all of the events that will follow on Saturday in the Village of Gilford and for holiday decorating and shopping. Visual displays by Phil Polhemus will enhance the listening experience.

The concert is sponsored by the Wesley Arts Committee of the church. A donation of $8 per person will be accepted at the door. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Carter Mountain Brass Band is well known throughout Northern New England. Thirty-two dedicated brass and percussion players from New Hampshire and Vermont rehearse throughout the year and present a concert season that begins in early summer and culminates in their annual Christmas concerts. The band is a member of the Northern New England Heritage Brass Association and can be found on Facebook. For concert information call 524-0807.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 07:37

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Raffle to benefit Lakes Region Child Care Services features gift certificates to eateries

LACONIA — Lakes Region Child Care Services, a non-profit (501C3), is selling Holiday Raffle tickets to help offset he tuition costs and support program expenses. 

The Grand Prize will be a $100 gift certificate to any Magic Foods Restaurant including O's Steak & Seafood and the Canoe. The second prize is a $75 certificate to the Common Man Family of Restaurants and third prize is a $25 certificate to the Common Man Family of Restaurants.

Tickets are on sale until December 12 for $5 each or 3/$10 and may be purchased from any LRCCS Board Member or by stopping by the Laconia Early Learning Center between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. The winners will be announced December 13.

For more information call the Laconia Early Learning Center at 524-1235.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 07:33

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