GILFORD — The Gilford Rotary Club will serve up its annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Aug. 24, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Gilford Youth Center on Potter Hill Road.
Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for kids. Gilford Rotary's secret recipe all you care to eat pancakes will be served with sausage, orange juice, and hot coffee. All proceeds benefit the Cheryl Walsh Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship was started at the urging of club President Richard Ayers and other members of Gilford Rotary in 1988, and was first presented to Corey Ellis in 1989. Originally thought of as an "initially endowed" and eventually "self-sustaining" program, Gilford Rotary initially funded the scholarship with seed money. The proceeds/earnings of the investments plus contributions by members of the Foundation, board and Selection Committee as well as Gilford Rotary have resulted in $500 to $2,500 grants to the recipients over the years.
Since the beginning, a silver commemorative bowl, a citation, and the grant have been given to recipients at Senior Awards Night in June. Since the beginning, a selection committee of board members, friends and past recipients has conducted interviews to select the recipients. The Scholarship has traditionally attracted applications from the brightest and most talented leaders and scholar/athletes of the senior class.
Several fund-raising activities have provided additional resources over the years: a Rotary District Ski Race, early on, and the long-standing Annual Old Home Day Rotary Pancake Breakfast, more recently. The goal has been to raise and conserve a substantial enough principal to give a meaningful and truly helpful grant to each year's recipient(s).
Tax-deductible contributions may be sent to Treasurer, Cheryl Lynn Walsh Memorial Scholarship Foundation, c/o Gilford Rotary Club, Post Office Box 7091, Gilford, NH 03247-7091.
The club meets Fridays at 7 a.m. at Patrick's Pub at the intersection of Routes 11 and 11B in Gilford.
Sandra McGonagle, left, Larry Routhier, right, and other Gilford Rotarians work at the grill for the club's annual Old Home Day pancake breakfast. Proceeds from the event aid the club's scholarship fund. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:01
MOULTONBOROUGH — The next meeting of the Lakes Region Tea Party will be held August 21 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library.
Tim Carter will lead a discussion concerning New Hampshire's Regional Planning Commissions. An in-depth look at the NH RSA that created the RPCs will drive the conversation.
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MEREDITH — "The Art of Handmade Flintlock Rifles" with George Morrison, will be presented Monday, August 19 from 7-8 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Chase House,.
The lecture is part of a third annual "Signature of Excellence" series offered by The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery featuring juried members of the League.
Morrison has been making flintlock rifles for over 45 years. He currently makes custom pieces out of his home and workshop in Mason. His Revolutionary War period rifles are made one at time, with hand forged iron mounts, using original techniques.
He is predominantly self-taught, but has also studied under two master gunsmiths.
Reserve seats in advance by calling the gallery at (603) 279-7920.
George Morrison (Courtesy photo)
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The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, above, will present a free family concert in Meredith's Hesky Park on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 pm. The band, directed by Mary Divers, consists of approximately 40 musicians of varying ages, from many towns in the Lakes Region, including several from Meredith. The music ranges from the marches of John Williams to the marches of John Philip Sousa, with Americana, Broadway, Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, and more great variety in between. Also performing during the concert, will be the Laketones, a jazz ensemble within the band, directed by Lisa Noodergraaf. Tuesday's free concert is sponsored by the Meredith Parks and Rec Department. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:48