Christmas Fair at Tilton-Northfield Methodist Church

TILTON — The Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church located at 400 West Main St.

There will be a coffee hour from 9-11 a.m., and lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will include corn chowder, choice of sandwiches, filled cookies for dessert, and coffee or cold drink.

The fair features tables for crafts, food and baked goods, cookie walk, white elephant items, jewelry, gift items, wreaths and Christmas decorations.


Lakeland School students collect candy for troops

MEREDITH — Lakeland School students Jayda Glines and Michele Loyer once again collected Halloween candy for Operation Gratitude for military troops. Lakeland School students are encouraged to participate in two community service projects during the school year and this seemed like a very sweet way to help.

Jayda, a fourth grader, and Michele, an eighth grader, spread the word through emails and flyers to their schoolmates. The week following Halloween, many students came in with trick or treat candy to donate. Dr. Kennel and Dr. Smith of the Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region, invited youngsters to donate their candy in exchange for each pound they would get $1 in cash. The girls brought the candy to them, and once it was all weighed, they had collected 22 pounds.

Jayda and Michele received $22 and the girls chose to donate the money this year to the New Hampshire Humane Society. Through the Lakeland School Community Service Projects they have realized how important it is to help others in their community and also those serving in the military. Last year they donated $26 from the candy they collected, to the WLNH Children's Auction, and they look forward to helping those in their community throughout the years.

Gilford Community Church’s Christmas Tree service will be on Nov. 30

GILFORD — Gilford Community Church will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Service on the First Sunday in Advent, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m.

The service will consist of worship, an outdoor tree lighting, and singing of Christmas carols, followed by light refreshments. All in the community are invited to attend.

Gilford Community Church is located at 19 Potter Hill Road in Gilford Village.

Central N.H. VNA & Hospice holding Tree of Memories celebrations on Dec. 13

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will hold its annual Tree of Memories celebrations on Saturday, Dec. 13 in five towns throughout the Lakes Region.

Ceremonies will occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. at Huggins Hospital Medical Arts Lobby in Wolfeboro, Moulton Farm in Meredith, Main Street Building in Ossipee, and the town halls in Wakefield and Alton. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This event provides an opportunity for family, friends and neighbors to remember a loved one by placing an inscribed porcelain dove, a symbol of serenity, peace and tranquility on a lit tree. At each celebration, the names of those being remembered will be read aloud and prayers will be offered.

Hundreds of doves are requested each year. Proceeds from the Tree of Memories are used to improve the quality of life for people who are served by Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice.

The hospice philosophy recognizes that the dying process is a part of the normal process of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care and the promotion of a supportive community, individuals and their families discover that though sorrow lingers, love is stronger.

To purchase a dove in the name of a loved one or friend, contact Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice at 603-524-8444 or visit our website Organizers urge that to ensure that a requested dove will be ready for the ceremony, the request should be made by Dec. 8.