I-LHS to host 5th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner

MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes High School will be hosting its Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Dinner on Thursday, November 13 in the Inter-Lakes JR/SR High School Cafeteria from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls is an international project which began in Michigan in the spring of 1991 to help fight hunger. After hearing of this organization, many of students at Inter-Lakes High School joined forces to make a difference and are now extending the offer to members of the community. Art teacher, Janet Sanguedolce's students and the National Honor Society have worked together to create beautiful ceramic bowls in which they will be serving a simple meal of rice or soup at an upcoming dinner. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and bowl, guests give a suggested minimum donation of $10.

This money is donated to a hunger-fighting organization to directly impact those most affected by hunger. Over $600 was raised at Inter-Lakes last year which was donated to the Center Harbor Food Pantry, Meredith Food Pantry, Heifer International and the Inter-Lakes HS Family Food Fund. Donations for food came from Hart's, Mame's, Giuseppe's, George's Diner, Lago's, Canoe and Lavinia's Restaurant. Empty Bowls projects now occur throughout the country with thousands of participants raising millions of dollars to fight hunger.

Spaghetti dinner and four-part harmony on Saturday

GILFORD — The Lakes Region Chordsmen will present their Fifth Annual Barbershop Harmony Concert on Saturday, November 8 at the Gilford Community Church.

Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with a silent auction and dinner will be served at 5 p.m., featuring Patricks Pub's famous meatballs.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and are available through church members or by calling Harvey Beetle at 528-303, Ed Farmer at 253-8523 or John Richardson at 293-8028.

Laconia Christian Academy celebrates 'Farm Families'

LACONIA — The lower school students and parents of Laconia Christian Academy held their annual harvest party on Friday evening and a good time was had by all. The party, put together by the lower school staff and the PAC committee, was held in the newly roofed gymnasium at LCA.
Lower school families gathered at 6:30 for an evening of friendly competition and fellowship. Plenty of homemade refreshments were available as well as good old-fashioned cider.
The overall theme for the evening was "Farm Families". Each family came dressed in their best "farmer" outfits, with the Latours getting top honors for participation and originality.
Competitive games were held in stations around the gym. The pumpkin carving first place prize went to the Carignan family, with the McCarthys and Ratzlaffs taking second and third. There were some very creative pumpkin designs thanks to all the carvers.
Apple stacking champions, the Scott family topped the night with a 15 ½ inch high stack. The McCarthys and Latours managed to balance second and third places. Kudos to all families who found the task of apple stacking somewhat frustrating yet addictive. One dad said, "It was fun to see how the simple things become a challenge and engage both child and adult, stacking apples."
The harvest relay race took family teams around the gym in three legs; first a run with an apple under the chin, followed by a human wheelbarrow and finally to the finish line on a stick horse. The Mogees took top relay honors with 19.49 seconds. The McKinneys and the Tyrrells followed at second and third. A very grateful Mrs. Tyrrell wrote, "We had a wonderful time! The children enjoyed the relay race the most. We are so blessed to be a part of the LCA family. Thank you for hosting the Fall Harvest Festival."




Seminar on November 13 to help businesses plan advertising programs

PLYMOUTH — How businesses can develop an effective advertising program will be the topic of a seminar being planned for Wednesday, Nov. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pease Public Library on Russell Street.

The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the presentation by Michael Tentnowski, director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, who will share his knowledge, insight, and experience about the aspects of advertising and how to design an effective strategy on a budget.

A 20-year veteran of small-business development, Tentnowski will cover the A, B, C's of advertising and discuss descriptive and persuasive words to use in content. He will focus on ways to realize more sales using less money and how to avoid costly mistakes.

This seminar is offered at no cost to the public. However, space is limited, and so those planning to attend are urged to reserve a seat by calling the Chamber office at 536-1001.

Tentnowski has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the field of entrepreneurial ventures. His years as the director of an Incubator, director of a Physical Science Institute, vice president of an E-commerce energy trading platform, graduate-level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers culminated in co-authoring The Virginia Entrepreneur's Guide. With two successful start-ups of his own, Michael received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.

This monthly schedule of free educational seminars and professional skills training conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is part of their active support of regional businesses and is possible through the generosity of key area businesses and professionals.

For more information about Chamber events, or the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, please contact the office at 536-1001, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..