GILFORD — The Meadowbrook Charitable Foundation is excited to announce the winners of the Foundation's season-long fundraisers.
The 2014 Guitar Raffle winner, Kerry Bergeron, of Belmont, bought raffle tickets at each of the 8 concerts she attended this season at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, in hopes of increasing her odds at being chosen this year's winner. When advised she was the winner of the autographed guitar (which also includes coveted season tickets for the upcoming 2015 Eastern Propane Concert Series), Kerry was thrilled and excited to bring home her one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia and begin planning her summer fun for 2015.
What's better than an overnight at a local resort and catching Darius Rucker live at the last show of the 2014 Eastern Propane Concert Season? Buying a 50/50 raffle ticket and getting word you're the winner of $1,155 – that's what. Peter McAnespie of Lowell admits he thought the email confirming he was the winner was a gimmick – but was thankful a friend saw the Facebook post on the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook's Facebook page – sharing the good news with its fans. A last minute decision to come to Gilford, see the show, spend the night and grab a 50/50 raffle ticket was the best decision he could have made says McAnespie while he posed with students and Foundation Board Member Ed Darling, to receive his check.
Each year, the Foundation holds fundraisers to assist school music and performing arts programs around the Lakes Region. This year, the Meadowbrook Charitable Foundation has raised in excess of $25,000 in support of music and performing arts programs in the community. With events like the Guitar raffle, the 50/50 raffle and the annual Golf Tournament, the Foundation works hard to keep music in our schools.
The Meadowbrook Charitable Foundation is proud to report, this year, each participating school will receive a check for $1,500. Schools participating in 2014 include: Kingswood Regional High School, Franklin High School, Inter-Lakes High School, Laconia High School, Winnisquam Regional High School, Belmont High School, Newfound Area School District, Gilford High School and Prospect Mountain High School.