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Tickets available for UP Syndrome Fund annual meeting on May 16

MOULTONBOROUGH — Tickets are now available for annual dinner and meeting of the Annie Forts "UP" Syndrome Fund which will take place on May 16 at the Magic Foods Catering Facility on Route 25 in Moultonborough.

Socializing will begin at 6 p.m. with a buffet and silent auction to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets can be obtained by calling Lynn Leighton at 279-5700.

The "UP" Fund provides scholarships to students persuing degrees in special education, wellness camperships, sign language certification, therapeutic riding, New Hampshire Leadership Series and adaptive tools.

Information about the UP Syndrome Fund is available at www.annifortsupfund.org or on Facebook.


Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 09:36

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Winnisquam FFA members compete at Bretton Woods

TILTON — Members of the Winnisquam Regional Agricultural Education Center FFA chapter attended the 84th Convention of the Granite State Association of FFA held recently the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

The 21 students from the Winnisquam Center joined with students from nine other New Hampshire agricultural education programs who attended the three-day conference.

FFA members competed in Career Development Events (CDEs), participating in leadership workshops and attending awards sessions.

Several Winnisquam Ag Center students were recognized for their work in agriculture. Grace Weingartner and Iris LaRochelle placed first in their categories, with recognition also going to Tyler Swain, Andrew Broughton, Cheyenne DeHart and Alexis Colpack.

Winnisquam teams competed in various events, with the Agricultural Sales group taking first place state-wide. The team consisted of Sierra Laughy, Grace Weingartner, Iris LaRochelle and Adam Spaulding, with Spaulding earning first and Weingartner fourth as individuals. Also capturing first was the Parliamentary Procedure team of Dan McCall, Trever Cammett, Chelsea Davis, Spaulding, DeHart, Weingartner and Laughy. The Winnisquam Forestry team was fourth in the state, with Charlie Taylor, McCall, Cammett and Davis competing.

In the Impromptu Speaking CDE, Spaulding was first in the experienced division, with Weingartner, Maria Daneault, Billy Chavenelle, Brenna Audet and Cam Atherton also bringing home ribbons. Sarah Lambert placed third in Extemporaneous Speaking, while Spaulding, LaRochelle, Taylor and Davis were recognized in the Demonstration event. Also receiving awards, in the Job Interview contest, were Laughy, Swain and Sierra Dolan.

One Winnisquam FFA'er, Chelsea Davis, was awarded the State FFA Degree, while Maria Daneault was elected to the position of State Secretary. All 21 Winnisquam participants took advantage of this outstanding opportunity to meet like-minded students from across the state, develop their leadership skills and expand their horizons.

The FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) is a national organization of nearly 580,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.


Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 09:28

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Eastern Star Bean Supper May 3

CENTER HARBOR — Ellacoya Chapter #43, Order of the Eastern Star will resume its Bean Suppers on Saturday, May 3, 2014. This year the suppers will be monthly on the first Saturday of each month through November. The supper is held in the Squam Valley Masonic Building which is located on Rt 3/25 at the Center Harbor/Holderness town line.

As a “not for profit” organization, the profits of our fundraising activities, in addition to helping the chapter meet its necessary expenses, are shared with local, state and national organizations such as the Cancer Society, American Heart Association and others. Ellacoya Chapter, with another area chapter, sponsors Plymouth Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. This year special fundraising efforts and monies earned from the chapters across the state will be donated to the Shriners Burns Hospital in Boston.

Tickets are available at the door. Cost is $8 each for adults and $3 for children with ticket sales beginning at 4:30 p.m. Serving starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. or until food runs out.


Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 08:30

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Senior Moment-um program on laughter on Monday

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, April 28th at the Gilford Community Church Fellowship Hall at noon. 

The program is titled “Laughter is the best medicine.” Attendees are asked to bring a lunch and a joke to share either from memory or something to read aloud. Dessert and Coffee provided.

To RSVP or for more information contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.


Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 08:19

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