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Gilford Rotary Christmas Tree Sale offers collectable ornaments

GILFORD — The Gilford Rotary Club will launch its season of selling Christmas trees to benefit local charities December 6 – 15.

Look for the Gilford Rotary Christmas tree sale across from Hannaford on Route 11. Browse the great selection of fresh cut trees from noon till eight weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

These New Hampshire grown, freshly cut, premium trees include hundreds of first quality fraser fir and balsam trees in all shapes and sizes from table top to 12 feet tall. Plus decorative holiday wreaths.

New this year are two collectable Christmas tree ornaments depicting the Tannery Hill covered bridge, constructed, by Gilford Rotary members and Gilford townspeople in 1995. The 24-kt finish ornament can be purchased for $15. The second ornament is a Herman Defregger crystal that is $40. Stop in the Gilford Rotary trailer and register to win one of 30 special raffle items. There's hot chocolate, hot dogs and yummy corn chowder.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:28

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T-Bones raises $3,000 for Turkey Plunge

LACONIA — T-BONES Great American Eatery and Cactus Jack's took part in the Turkey Plunge to benefit the Salvation Army of Laconia.

For the second year in a row, to help increase funds for their team and the organization, the Laconia store enlisted the support of patrons. Guests were encouraged to visit T-BONES and Cactus Jack's starting November 10 through November 17. Every five dollars donated to the Salvation Army of Laconia at Laconia T-BONES and Cactus Jack's earned guests a spin on the Donation Prize Wheel as a thank you for their support. The wheel was full of great prizes, intended to be a win, win for the guest and plunge team.

Together, Laconia staff and patrons donated $3,000 to the Salvation Army of Laconia. The staff was also present at the Turkey Plunge on November, 23 at Opechee Cove Beach at noontime to take the plunge for the cause.

Jason Bolduc, T-BONES and Cactus Jack's general manager, said "We are extremely thankful to our patrons for their support for yet another year. We hope next year is just as successful for the Salvation Army!"

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:43

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Bank of New Hampshire Doubles Donations to NH Food Pantries

LACONIA —  Bank of New Hampshire's 4th annual Feeding New Hampshire Food Drive resulted in double the collected donations over last year. Bank of New Hampshire's 21 Banking Offices collected nearly 5,100 non-perishable food items and over $600 in monetary donations. These donations were delivered to nineteen local food pantries throughout New Hampshire the week prior to Thanksgiving.

"This food drive continues to grow each year and we can only hope to help more and more as time goes on. The need this year has been greater than in recent years, making this a staple to the communities we serve," stated Vickie Routhier, SVP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire. "Being an outstanding corporate citizen is very important to Bank of New Hampshire. This is what makes Bank of New Hampshire more than a bank."

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank's customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:38

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Inter-Lakes Alumni Association Sends Out Giving Letter

MEREDITH — The Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association met recently to put together its Annual Giving Letter. This is the Association's main fund raiser for the year and the letter was sent out to all alumni that are currently in the association's database.

Classes which hold reunions are asked to send  a copy of their updated class list to The Meredith/I-L Alumni Assoc., PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253
The money that is raised from this fund raiser is mainly used to continue the association's yearly scholarships that are given to worthy seniors at Inter-Lakes High School. For the past 2 years the association has been able to award three- $1,000 scholarships.
Donations from the fund raiser are also used to help support the Annual Alumni Gathering, which is held each year on the first Sunday in June. This event gives all alumni the chance to reconnect with friends and class mates. The 2014 annual event will be on June 1 in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at the Lake House at Mill Falls. The Alumni Association will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary.

Each year the 50 year Class members are the honored guests of the Alumni Association, and in 2014 the Class of 1964 will be honored. Carolyn Schoenbauer along with a committee of classmates is heading up the reunion plans and the class is looking to connect with all their classmates. The Alumni Association is also looking for alumni members who might be able to give a little of their time to help with the associations duties. Call Ann Sprague at 677-2196 for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:27

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