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Registration open for Dancing with Lakes Region Stars

MEREDITH — The 4th annual Dancing with the Lakes Region Stars is slated for Saturday, March 8, 2014 in the Inter-Lakes Auditorium.

Each year four men and four women are selected to be the "stars" and they dance for their favorite charity. The winner will receive half of the show's proceeds donated to his or her charity. The other seven cast members will split the remaining proceeds among their chosen organizations. Over $20,000 has been raised by this event over the past three years.

Those interested in taking part in Dancing with the Lakes Region Stars 2014 are asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, December 9, 2013. In the email include the following information: name; town of residence; profession/place of employment; "star" qualities; what non-profit would dance for and why.

The cast list will be posted by the end of December.


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Taste of the Lakes Region cookbooks will on sale at the Gilford Craft Fair

GILFORD — Altrusa of Laconia will be participating in the Gilford Craft Fair being held on Saturday December 7,  from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Gilford High School.

The club will be offering their Taste of Lakes Region cookbook for $15, a 176 page hardcover book that was published in 2012 featuring recipes from local restaurants and community members.

In conjunction with the cookbook, they will also be selling gift vouchers to their 2014 24th annual Taste of the Lakes Region event, scheduled to be held Sunday March 30, 2014. Put the 2 together for an innovative gift idea – 1 for use now, 1 to enjoy a few months from now. Both items can also be purchased online from Altrusa of Laconia's website.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, all Altrusa of Laconia monies are raised through various fundraising activities and donations, and then redistributed back into the community in the form of scholarships, contributions, and projects that meet the mission of Altrusa.

For more information about Altrusa of Laconia, including information on membership or to make an online tax-deductable donation through PayPal, visit www.altrusalaconia.com.

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Irwin Automotive Supports Local Community with 100 Turkeys for the Holidays

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive supports the Lakes Region community by giving turkeys to families in need for their Holiday feasts. With a turkey on the table families are able to maintain a holiday tradition in any situation. The Irwin team has been providing turkeys to St Vincent De Paul in Laconia for the past three years and this year donated 100 turkeys.

St. Vincent De Paul provides material assistance to those in need in the Lakes Region by establishing programs with organizations, which provide temporary relief and helpful solutions for those in need. Enabling families to share a meal with their families allows for a special celebration, a time of happiness, a gratefulness that frees them from their troubles. Irwin Automotive sees the importance in helping the less fortunate all year round, but especially around the holidays when family and togetherness is so important and magical.

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Christmas Tea and Fair at Gilmanton Church

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, will have its "Famous English Christmas Tea" and Fair on Saturday, December 7.

The fair opens at 10 a.m. The Christmas Tea (Luncheon) will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parlor with a roaring fire in the fireplace, the tinkle of china, soft Christmas music, and a beautifully set table of chicken soup or corn chowder, sandwiches, pickles, chips, and delicious desserts. The cost for the Christmas Tea / Luncheon is adults $6, ages 6 to 12 $3 and under 5 yrs. old free.

At the fair in the Church Undercroft visitors can purchase baked goods, homemade candies, crafts, jewelry, books, attic treasures, "Theme" Basket Raffle. There will also be decorated wreaths and Christmas centerpieces for sale.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 07:40

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