Representatives of a baker's dozen local organizations gathered in the lobby of Lakes Region General Hospital this week to share contributions totaling $170,200 from the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction. The organizations, all of which work to eliminate or mitigate the need for extended services to children, benefiting from this year's auction are: Lakes Region Child Care Services, Stand Up Laconia, Lakes Region Community Services, New Beginnings, Voice Against Violence, Central NH VNA & Hospice, Granite UW Whole Village, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy, Laconia Area Community Land Trust, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, Northfield-Tilton Congregational Church, Ossipee Concerned Citizens and Tiny Twisters. "Enjoy the money," Warren Bailey, who began the auction 33 years ago, told the recipients.. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch).
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