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Pub Mania's 5th annual event kicks off Dec. 12

GILFORD — On December 12 and 13, Patrick's Pub & Eatery of Gilford, will host the fifth Pub Mania, a 24-hour barstool challenge, to raise money for the WLNH Children's Auction. The Pub Mania event has raised over $384,000 in the first four years with a goal this year of surpassing the $165,300 raised in 2012. In addition to the money raised, the event collected 5,724 food items for the local food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul

The WLNH Children's Auction is held every December in Laconia, NH. After raising $2,100 in its first year over 31 years ago, the Children's Auction has now raised over $2 million dollars. 100 percent of the funds are donated to local charities focusing on children's basic needs. The event's success is due to the more than 700 spirited and committed volunteers that produce this unique community event.

For the Pub Mania event, Patrick's reserves 30 barstools for teams of 24 participants, one for every hour around the clock beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12. Teams compete for special honors including "Most Money Raised" and "Outstanding Team Performance".

"Pub Mania, inspired by Laconia Athletic & Swim Club's 'Cycle Mania', is the most fun and successful fundraiser by far. " stated Patrick's co-owner, Allan Beetle. "The level of enthusiasm and excitement and the spirit of giving that everyone brings to this event is inspiring."

Patrick's, along with event sponsors, local businesses and area musicians will provide participants, or "culinary athletes"' with food, beverage, entertainment, special guests, fun games and more. With 30 teams and 24 members on each team, there will be a total of 720 Pub Mania participants, affectionately known as Pub Maniacs. All of the funds raised via teams, sponsorships, T-shirt sales and raffles will be passed directly to the WLNH Children's Auction. In addition, Patrick's will be donating 20 percent of their gross sales for the day.

"We see the WLNH Children's Auction as one of the most impactful community events and we take pride, like the entire community does, in being a part of it," says Beetle.

For additional information about Pub Mania including how you could participate, visit www.patrickspub.com/pubmania.php or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 09:16

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German Advent Service at Good Shepherd Lutheran

LACONIA — On Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia will host a German Advent Service.
Rev. Frank R. Macht will be officiating. He is a German Pastor in New Hampshire and will come over to Good Shepherd from Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center, where he serves as the ACPE Supervisor and Chaplain.
There will be traditional German refreshments provided by the German coffee group after the service (Kaffe and Kuchen).
Bring a non-perishable food item for Good Shepherd's Hands and Hearts Food Pantry.
For more information visit www.goodshepherdnh.org or call Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 528-4078

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:12

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Meredith Legion Karaoke held December 7

MEREDITH — The American Legion Post 33 in Meredith is hosting a Karaoke event on Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m. at the Post.

All interested people are invited to come sing and watch others sing. There is no smoking at this event. A $5 donation is requested for this event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:10

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‘Oscar Night at the Movies’ Friday at Gilman Library

ALTON — Oscar Night at the Movies will be held at the Gilman Library on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m.

The feature film is a holiday romance that was released in 1940 and starring Barbara Stanwick and Fred MacMurray. This movie is a heartwarming holiday classic about a petty shoplifter on trial for swiping an expensive bracelet from a local jewelry store. When her trial is postponed until after New Years, sympathetic attorney John Sargent bails her out of jail. Soon, they find themselves falling in love when he invites her to his family's home for the holidays where she discovers the warmth and love she has never had but always wanted.

The film is approximately 1 hour and 34 minutes. Not rated and in black and white. Refreshments are served. All are welcome. Children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:08

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