GILFORD — The Meadowbrook Foundation, the charitable organization founded by the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, presented checks yesterday to music departments from eight area high schools and a guitar to a lucky winner of a summer long fundraising effort.
Winner of the black Jack Daniels Epiphone guitar, signed by nearly all the artists who played the main stage at Meadowbrook during the 2013 Eastern Propane Concert Series, was Joey Vaughan, a mason from Stoneham, Mass.
Vaughan said that he attended several Meadowbrook concerts during the summer, including Bad Company and KISS, and bought a raffle ticket at each of the concerts he attended.
Liane Clairmont, marketing director at Meadowbrook, said that students from eight area high schools sold tickets for the signed guitar from a red tent set up outside the pavilion over the summer and that over $14,000 was raised from the raffle.
Ed Darling, a member of the board of directors off the Meadowbrook Foundation, presented checks for $2,000 to the music departments of eight area high schools whose students worked selling tickets for the raffle.
Receiving checks were Gilford, Inter-Lakes, Laconia, Belmont, Kingswood Regional, Newfound Regional, Propect Mountain and Winnisquam Regional high schools.
Funds from the Meadowbrook Foundation have supported many scholarships and programs throughout the years and last year became the main supporter of SmartMusic, which was put into Gilford schools.
SmartMusic is an award-winning interactive music software that provides the ideal practice environment. With a subscription to SmartMusic, students have unlimited access to the world's largest accompaniment library for all ages and skill levels, which includes 1,000 pieces of music. The Foundation's ultimate goal is to be able to provide SmartMusic in all the Lakes Region's schools.
Guitar Winner CAPTION:
Joey Vaughan of Stoneham, Mass. (center), is presented with a Jack Daniels Epiphone Guitar by Liane Clairmont, marketing director at Meadowbrook, and Ed Darling, a member of the Meadowbrook Foundation. The guitar was signed by nearly all the artists who played the main stage at Meadowbrook during the 2013 Eastern Propane Concert Series. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)