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Logo contest for Meredith’s 250th Anniversary

MEREDITH — The Meredith 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee is sponsoring a Logo Contest to find the right design to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Town of Meredith. The contest is open to all high school students residing in the Inter-Lakes School District, including those being home schooled or attending out-of-district private schools.

The design must incorporate the years 1768-2018 and the town name: Meredith, NH. It should also depict one or more themes central to the town's image: The lakes, mountains, Indian Island and the Latchkey. The winning design will become the property of the Meredith 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee.

The winner will receive a prize of $250 donated by RE/MAX Bayside Realty.

When asked, Broker and Co-owner Chris Kelly said, "It so exciting to be able assist in the planning of Meredith's 250th celebration. As chairman of the GMP's Career Partnership Program I love that we are including our students to help us brand the marketing and celebration of this event. I think it is amazing all that happens in Meredith and we feel blessed to be a small part of the activity."

Designs must be submitted by Saturday Feb. 28, to: Meredith 250th Anniversary Celebration Comm., ATTN: Logo Contest, C/O GMP, P. O. Box 1417, Meredith, NH 03253.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 09:14

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2 men to walk around Winnipesaukee to raise funds for wells in Nicaraguan villages

ALTON BAY — They have camped out in remote and forgotten jungle villages in Nicaragua and have worked among villagers who struggle to eek out a living under incredibly hostile conditions. After seeing the challenges faced by these villagers, two Massachusetts men have concluded that the most critical need in the communities they serve is clean drinking water and are determined to do something to meet that vital need.

On Saturday, November 22, Tom Clay and Harry Aldrich will be leaving from Alton Bay, in the wee hours of the morning and walking all the way around Lake Winnipesaukee to raise money to drill and install deep, sealed wells in the poor communities of Nicaragua's Miskito wilderness. The funds will go to the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit relief and development organization, Peace and Hope Frontier Mission (PHFM), which serves isolated communities in Nicaragua's eastern frontier region (sometimes called the Miskito Coast).

Furthermore, ever responsive to the unanticipated and urgent needs of their vulnerable river communities, PHFM and Clay and Aldrich have decided that the funds raised by this walk should also go toward mounting a relief effort to these villages, whose annual rice crop has recently been destroyed by devastating rains and severe floods, threatening food security for months to come.

Both Clay and Aldrich are PHFM board members, have served as volunteers among the people of the Miskito wilderness, been moved by the villagers' hardship and struggles and feel that clean water could transform the lives of these downtrodden, but courageous villagers. Aldrich reflects, "How wonderful it would be for a mother to give her child a cup of clean water without fearing the harm it might do." He adds, "Clean, sealed wells are a sustainable, long-term preventive solution to this problem and can be a game changer for these villages."

This is the third year these two tenacious trekkers have been walking to raise money for the work of PHFM and sore muscles and blisters attest to their passion to help the villagers of this remote corner of the world. Although one is a financial advisor and the other a software engineer by trade, Clay and Aldrich have also shown their heart for the work of PHFM in the sacrifices they have made to travel to and labor in the villages and to serve on the organization's board of directors. Their choice of this year's walking route, in part, springs from their memories of times spent at Camp Brookwoods in Alton during their youth.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 09:11

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Annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge set for Nov. 22

LACONIA — The Tenth Annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge is set for Saturday, November 22 at Opechee Beach.

For the past nine years, this singular event has generated thousands of dollars for the Lakes Region Salvation Army. It is a fun-filled family event for Plungers and their supporters. This year we're looking for as many civic clubs, school groups, church groups and businesses to "take the Plunge" as teams. Individual plungers are also welcome.

After the Plunge, there's a luncheon at the adjacent Laconia Middle School. The luncheon is not just for Plungers, but is open to the public and features food from some of the area's top restaurants and the LRCC Culinary Arts students. A $5 donation at the door is requested. Purchase of tickets for lunch make individual's eligible for numerous door prizes from area merchants.

To commemorate ten years of Plunging, the mascot, Tommy Turkey, has reached out to his buddy Max from the Monarchs Hockey team and Max has agreed to join Tommy at Opechee Beach. Both mascots will be available for free pictures with the kids beginning at 11 a.m.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 09:07

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Hart’s offers annual Thanksgiving dinner

MEREDITH — Thanks to the generosity of the Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant the Annual Mae Hart Thanksgiving Dinner will once again be served on Thanksgiving Day for those in Meredith and surrounding towns who are alone or who simply wish to celebrate this meaningful day with new friends. This special meal is a long-time tradition thanks to the generosity of Mae Hart, the family matriarch, who promoted community spirit and believed no one should eat alone on Thanksgiving. Her generous family has continued this tradition since the mid 1970's.
Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant has partnered with the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department to provide this wonderful meal which will be served at the Meredith Community Center at 12 noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m..
Anyone wishing to volunteer to help serve the meal should contact volunteer coordinator Kristen Eldgidge at 279-5568.
Anyone wishing to attend the meal at the Meredith Community Center or to receive a home delivered meal should contact Terri Thompson at the Meredith Parks & Recreation Department at 279-8197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 08:56

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