Gilford Got Lunch not just for summer any more

GILFORD — Gilford Got Lunch has partnered with the Gilford School District to expand the Gilford Got Lunch program to now include weekend and school vacations throughout the year. Every week there is approximately 68 hours from the time that a child eats lunch at school on Friday until they eat breakfast at school on Monday morning. During this time away from school, these children do not have access to free breakfast and lunch that the school provides during the week. Gilford Got Lunch along with the support of the Gilford School District will now extend their summer program to include weekends and school vacations. This is an essential step forward in the fight to stop childhood hunger.

Beginning, Friday October 3, 2014, each child(ren) registered through Gilford Got Lunch Program will receive a two day supply of breakfast and lunch food items. Each bag will include a cereal or oatmeal for breakfast in addition to peanut butter & jelly or pasta & sauce for lunch.
GGL volunteers will continue to collect donated items and/or purchase food items and then pack the bags to be delivered to each school for distribution every week. The school will then distribute the food bags to the participating children to take home on Friday afternoons. This process will continue every week throughout the school year. In the summer months GGL will resume its successful summer program process and deliver the food bags to participating children's homes on a weekly basis.
Gilford Got Lunch is currently taking applications for any child(ren) that attend school within the Gilford School District. The application is a simple on-line form and no child(ren) will be denied regardless of income or need. If your child(ren) could benefit from additional weekend and school vacation meal options, register today on our website

Gilford Got Lunch is grateful for the community and volunteer support it received throughout the summer and is again stocking their food pantry in an effort to continue to feed children in the community all year long. If you would like to sponsor a child or make a tax deductable donation, make your check payable to Gilford Got Lunch and mail it to: Gilford Got Lunch 19 Potter Hill Road-Gilford, NH 03249

For more information, visit our website You can also "like" our FACEBOOK page to receive updates about this all volunteer, non-profit organization.

Artists of the Month announced

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month's popular Artists of the Month Program. As the Association draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at exposing the Association and its members' work across the entire area.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.

The following member artists will each have art work on display until October 20 at these Lakes Region business locations: Pat Anderson, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford; Sally Hibberd, Northway Bank, Meredith; Gisela Langsten, Northway Bank, Belknap Mall, Belmont; Barbara McClintock, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office, Franklin; Elaine Morrison, VynnArt Gallery & Supplies, Meredith; Marilee Sundius, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Marlene Witham, Northway Bank, Laconia; Sharon Zimmermann, Northway Bank, Tilton.

Gilford outing club warming hut gets state historical marker


GILFORD – Those passing by the restored Gilford Outing Club warm-up hut will notice something new in the landscape: a state historical marker commemorating the Gilford Outing Club. The marker has been a year in the making and was installed last week by the NH Department of Transportation (DOT), the organization that oversees the management of the state's historical markers.
The bright red building that sits on the edge of Cherry Valley Road served as a warm-up hut for Gilford Outing Club (GOC) members from 1946 until 1992. In 2006, Gilford teenager Sarah Anderson spearheaded an effort to restore the building. A number of individuals were involved with the restoration work including retired engineer Scott Davis, the Harry Bean family, Page Roofing, contractor Richard Moreau and several other volunteers.
Once the building had been reconstructed, Anderson felt that a historical marker would further preserve the club's history by educating the people as they read the marker's text. Last fall, Anderson and her family prepared the required application and petition signed by twenty citizens of the state. The documents were then submitted to the DOT for review. Since the amount of text allowed is limited, the Andersons worked closely with Gilford Town Administrator Scott Dunn, the Gilford Select Board, and former GOC members Penny Pitou and Marty Hall, Jr. (also both Olympic skiers) to ensure that the text on the marker was accurate and that it properly conveyed the true spirit of the outing club.
The DOT requires that, "text should stress why the subject is distinctive and significant to the state's residents and visitors and why it merits the special status conferred by a state marker." Once an application is received by the DOT, it carefully considers the historical significance of the subject and the suggested text. After review, the Gilford Outing Club and its history were deemed significant by the state, and once all parties had approved of the wording, the marker was ordered. Anderson then met with representatives from the DOT and consulted with Gilford town officials so that the placement of the marker would comply with state requirements for safety and road requirements.
The new marker is getting very positive reviews. Gilford resident and two-time Olympic Silver Medalist Penny Pitou is thrilled with its installation, especially since she trained with the Gilford Outing Club early in her skiing career.
"When I stopped by and read the new marker, I felt very proud to be a resident of Gilford. It also made me feel very honored to have been a part of this history," explained Pitou.
"The parents who ran the Gilford Outing Club gave us, through countless volunteer hours, opportunities that we would not have had otherwise. That is something that shouldn't be forgotten, and this marker will remind us - now and in the future," she said.
Anderson agreed, adding, "When we started this project, not many people knew what the Gilford Outing Club was and what it had meant to Gilford. Now with the marker installed people from Gilford as well as from other places can learn about the importance of the outing club and what happened at this site."
The cost of the marker was covered by private funds raised specifically for the warm-up hut project by Anderson and her family.

Moultonboro Methodist Church to host concert

MOULTONBOROUGH — Tom Ewing accompanied by The Winter Street Project, formally Awaken, will present an evening of music on Sunday, October 11 at Moultonboro United Methodist Church. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tom and Susanne Ewing have served in local church ministry for more than 30 years. In 2007 they launched Tom Ewing Ministries, Inc, an itinerant, non-profit organization which offers their experience in worship ministry and pastoral leadership to the body of Christ in a variety of ways - worship leading, consulting, providing interim worship solutions, mentoring, teaching, training, retreats, conferences and presenting leadership networking events. Their ministry crosses denominational lines and has proved to have a unique influence in uniting the Body of Christ. Both are members of Jubilee Fellowship Church. They serve JFC's Denver area church planting movement in an executive/elder capacity and lead worship monthly.
For more information visit Ewing's site at