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CruCon Cruise Outlet donates 10,000 to the Children's Caring Cancer Center

MOULTONBOROUGH — CruCon Cruise Outlet in Moultonborough donated $10,000 to the Children’s Caring Cancer Center (CCCC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children and their families cope with cancer and its complications.

Sandra Cleary, President of CruCon responded to a request by Keith Lane, Vice President of North American Sales for Celebrity Cruises, who is also a board member of the CCCC. “We represent many of the major cruise lines, and when we heard that Celebrity Cruises was working with Children’s Caring Cancer Center, we saw a perfect opportunity to help them support this dedicated effort,” said Cleary.

“Sandy Cleary and the CruCon team are great people with giving hearts,” said Lee Klein, founder of the CCCC. Lane added, “I’ve had the pleasure of watching CruCon grow in New Hampshire, New England, and North America, all along giving back to help others in need, especially children.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:03

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Hart's Turkey Farm offers a Thanksgiving Day meal

 MEREDITH— Hart’s Turkey Farm will again be offering its annual Mae Hart Thanksgiving Day meal with all the fixings, prepared for people in Meredith and surrounding towns. The meal will be served at the Meredith Community Center at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

This special meal is a long-time tradition in honor of the Hart family matriarch, who promoted community spirit and believed nobody should eat alone at Thanksgiving.

Ricky DeSharnaise will lead the volunteer team as he has done for the last several years, and the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (BMCAP) will help to coordinate the effort. Homebound seniors who would enjoy a home delivered meal can also take part.

Those interested in attending, receiving a home-delivered meal, or volunteering should call Joan at the BMCAP office at 225-3295.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:06

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Holy Trinity Holding Annual Snowflake Festival Saturday

LACONIA — Holy Trinity Catholic School and the Home and School Association (HSA) are hosting their annual Snowflake Festival on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Snowflake Festival features local artisans and their handmade crafts and goods, as well as a bake sale, raffle table, and much more. The event will be held in the HTS Gymnasium: 50 Church Street in Laconia. Vendor space is still available for the event.
All proceeds from the rented vendor tables, the bake sale table, and raffle items directly benefit the students of HTS and their classrooms. The HSA, which organizes this event, helps fund field trips, classroom amenities, and extra-curricular activities and special events.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 08:52

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New Hampshire Boat Museum Honors Larry Houle with Volunteer Award

WOLFEBORO — New Hampshire Boat Museum honored Larry Houle of Alton Bay with the Hank Why Volunteer Award at this year's annual Volunteer Cookout. Over 170 museum volunteers were on hand to thank Larry for his many years of dedicated and loyal service to the Museum. Outgoing Board Chair, Rick Kourian presented Larry with a plaque thanking him for his contributions to the Museum.

The Hank Why Volunteer Award is named for long-time NH Boat Museum Board Chair, Hank Why who retired from his position in 2012. This yearly award is given out to a Museum volunteer who has shown exemplary dedication and devotion to some aspect of the Museum's operations.

Larry Houle provides a valuable service to the NH Boat Museum as volunteer photographer. His remarkable photos are used to document events, as well as for publicity, the website, Facebook, the museum's newsletter, and for special publications.

Most recently, his photographs of the Alton Bay Boat Show were selected by Classic Boating Magazine to illustrate an article on the Museum's annual boat show. Earlier in the year, his photos illustrated an article on the NH Boat Museum for Brass Bell Magazine. His photographs provided invaluable exposure on the NH Boat Museum in these two prestigious national boating magazines.

Rick Kourian remarked "We appreciate all that Larry has done for the Boat Museum over the years. Thanks to Larry's talents, dedication, and willingness to assist the Museum at every event, we have a valuable high-quality array of photographs. Like so many of our volunteers, Larry gives of his time selflessly, for which we are very grateful."

Each year, over 200 volunteers contribute countless hours to the Boat Museum's many programs. The annual Volunteer Cookout held at Camp Belknap is the Museum's way of saying thank you to these integral volunteers who keep the Museum running.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:34

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