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White Dragon Martial Arts 25th Annual "Kick for Cancer" Benefits Local Hospice Programs

GILMANTON — The 25th Annual Kick for Cancer Charity Martial Arts Tournament, New Hampshire's longest running charity martial arts tournament, was held at the Gilmanton School.

With over 500 attendees and participants the Gilmanton School gymnasium was packed with standing room only. The tournament started at 10 a.m. and ended shortly before 5 p.m. with 6 rings operating almost all the time.

In 1990 Grandmaster Dr. Georganne Verigan started the annual Kick for Cancer Martial Arts Tournament. The purpose is to teach students how to give back to their community and to help them to realize that at sometime in our lives we all will know someone who will need the services provided by hospice. Each year proceeds of this tournament go to support local hospice programs like the one at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice.

"Over the last 25 years, Kick for Cancer has raised an impressive amount exceeding $130,000," States Vinnie Baiocchetti, Tournament Director and owner of White Dragon Martial Arts of New Hampshire.

"What a great event." Says Brian Winslow, Director of Development for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, "I was lucky enough to attend the Kick for Cancer this year and was surprised not just by the number of participants, but also by the fact that competitors were coming from all over the country to be a part of this event."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:43

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The Thrift Clothes Closet Has Spring Line of Clothing In

FRANKLIN — The Thrift Clothes Closet has a new spring clothing line for the entire family. It is located just two doors north of Franklin City Hall at 332 Central Street and is a nonprofit ecumenical organization with a 501 (c) 3 status. This store has been in operation for the past 14 years. Our mission is to serve the needs of the Twin Rivers communities with clothing and household needs at a minimal cost to customers.
Through the generosity of our donor's invaluable contributions of clothing, household items and the many hours given by our 17 volunteers, we are able to provide more affordable clothing and essentials. Besides, providing material goods there is an atmosphere of friendliness and respect to all who enter the store.

The store hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Thrift Clothes Closet can be reached by phone at 934-2423. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:38

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St. Baldrick's fund raiser for kids with cancer set for June 7

GILFORD  — The 10th Annual St. Baldrick's "Shaving to Conquer Kids Cancer" fund raising event is in full swing and accepting shavees, and donors who wish to be a "Hero to Kids With Cancer."
Locally an effort is underway to make the 0th anniversary event the biggest and most successful yet. It will be held on June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Rd. Gilford. In addition to the "shaving of the heads" participants can enjoy, music, entertainment, great food, and raffles throughout the day.

To become a shavee, sponsor a shavee, be a barber, become a corporate sponsor visit www.stbaldricks.org , click "Find One Near You", type Gilford Youth Center, follow on screen instructions to register as a shavee, team, volunteer, barber, sponsor a shavee, or donate to the event. Locally more information can be obtained by calling 603-455-8915. Visit us at www.facebook.com/lrstbaldricks.

Since 2000 when the first event was held in NYC more than 213 million dollars has been raised to support cancer researh. Locally the 9 events held in the Lakes Region has raised $373,929.30. In partnership with the Save Giovanni Foundation and DKMS Americas over 125 people have been registered to the National Bone Marrow Registry as well as donating over 800 inches of hair to "Locks of Love".

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:28

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Sanbornton Candidates Night Set for May 2

SANBORNTON — A Sanbornton Candidates Night will be held at the Sanbornton Public Library on Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m.

The event will provide an opportunity to meet candidates on the town ballot and is being coordinated by Andy Sanborn and moderated by Pat Clark.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:24

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