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Annual CROP Walk in Franklin Sunday

FRANKLIN — The annual CROP Walk for Hunger sponsored by the Church World Service will take place on Sunday, October 6 at the Franklin Falls Dam on New Hampton Road in Franklin. Registration will begin near the front gate at 1:15 p.m. The walk will officially begin at 2 p.m.

CROP which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and over 2,000 CROP walks are held annually throughout the United States. The Dam was chosen this year because it has a roadway on which no cars travel on Sundays, and the pavement allows strollers, wagons, and even wheelchairs to move smoothly.

The Dam also provides restrooms, a sheltered picnic area where refreshments will be served. To the Dam and back is 1.5 miles and walkers will be asked to do that twice if able.

Churches participating in the walk are the Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC, Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton, Tilton United Methodist Church, Franklin United Methodist Church, the Unitarian/Universalist Church of Franklin, the Franklin Baptist Church, and the Awakening Spirit Christian Church.

Walkers will designate where they wish 25 percent of their donations to go. The options for donations include the Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry-Franklin/Tilton, the First Fruits Food Pantry in Sanbornton, or to be divided equally between them. The rest of the monies raised will be used in the United States or worldwide to feed the hungry and to have food available during natural disasters.

Volunteers are needed to help with registration or refreshments. Additional donations welcome. For further information contact Marilyn Ladew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 934-5717.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:06

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Genealogical workshop held Saturday by Mary Butler Chapter of DAR

GILFORD– A Genealogical Workshop sponsored by the Mary Butler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library.

There is no charge and the workshop is open to prospective members and anyone interested in working on family lineage. Women interested in joining the DAR will find the assistance especially helpful. Leading the workshop will be Verne Greene, NHSODAR Lineage Research Chairman.

Those planning to attend should bring any helpful data concerning their ancestors. For more information, call 293-0429.


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Gilmanton Food Pantry Plans Sunday Walk

GILMANTON — The GCC Food Pantry Committee is sponsoring a Pantry Walk on Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m. to help stock the shelves with much needed food and household items to assist those in need within our community.

Everyone is invited to join in this worthwhile endeavor. For more information contact Beth Lavin at 267-1934. With the approaching holiday season the pantry will have an increased need for food donations.

Food donations can be left in one of the collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School or the Year Round Library or brought to the pantry during business hours. Checks can be mailed to us at PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:00

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Nursery Guild holding baby & child boutique Sat.

LACONIA — The Lakes Region General Hospital Nursery Guild will be holding its annual Fall/Winter Baby and Children's Boutique on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center in Laconia.

Some of the items you can find at our Fall/Winter boutique are, winter jackets and boots, Halloween costumes and Fall/Winter clothing. This is a great opportunity for families to purchase children's clothing (newborn to size 18) toys and furniture at a very reasonable price.

Proceeds from the boutique help benefit Women's & Children's health services throughout the Lakes Region communities. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-3211 ext.3018.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:52

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