Strawberry shortcake festival on July 4

GILMANTON — On July 4 the Gilmanton Community Church Women's Fellowship will serve its famous strawberry shortcakes at the Center Church on Route 107 in Gilmanton.

The price of the shortcakes will be $3.00 for a small or $5.00 for a large and they will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Leadership Lakes Region recruiting for next class

LACONIA — Leadership Lakes Region is now recruiting for its next leadership class.

The program's Class of 2016 will commence in October with an Orientation Day followed by seven one-day programs spread over the next seven months.

The topics covered during the programs include history and culture of the Lakes Region, social issues, educational issues, economic issues, political issues, health issues and lakes/environmental issues, all viewed from a Lakes Region perspective. The Program Year concludes with a graduation ceremony in May.

To date, 288 area professional people have graduated from the Leadership Lakes Region program.

Anyone interested in joining the next class is encouraged to visit the website or   contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer McLean at 524-6791.

Pancake breakfast for belmont football

BELMONT — Friends of Belmont Football will hold an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 28 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Mallards Landing Community Center on Union Road Belmont.

Cost is $7 for adults, under 12 $4, family of 4 $25, each additional child $3.

There will be blueberry & regular pancakes, sausage, coffee & orange juice and a 50/50 raffle.

Last chance to get in on raffle for Red Sox tickets

LACONIA — Lakes Region Child Care Services, a non-profit, 501(C) 3, is selling raffle tickets for twwo pairs of box seats for Saturday, July 11th game – Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.

There are two raffles - one for a pair of front row box seats on the first base line along with a parking pass. These tickets will be sold for $30 each. The second raffle is for a pair of box seats in the second row, also on the first base line, selling for $5 each or 3/$10.
"Only 4 days left to buy Red Sox raffle tickets. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, June 30" says Marti Ilg, Executive Director for LRCCS.

"The seats are awesome and we're so pleased that Pike Industry offers them to us each year for the raffle. This year the revenue is particularly important as we are increasing child care slots in Belmont and Laconia – and making small improvements in all programs."
Tickets may be purchased from any LRCCS Board Member or by stopping by the Laconia Early Learning Center (22 Strafford Street) between 9 am to 5 pm.