By ROGER AMSDEN, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — The Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction distributed checks for $92,200 to 16 different organizations which provide services to young people Wednesday afternoon at the Belknap Mill.
Auction chairperson Sandy Marshall said that the 2016 auction raised $452,706 and that the Greater Lakes Region Charitable Foundation for Children received requests for $742,083.
"I wish that we could have fulfilled every one of those requests," said Marshall, who was assisted during the check presentation by Tony Felch of the auction disbursement committee.
One process A recipient was present for the presentation, the Saint Vincent DePaul Society, which received $20,000.
Other recipients were:
Belknap Mill Society, $5,000
Boys & GirlsClub of the Lakes Region, $20,000
Boys & GirlsClub of Franklin, $5,000
Child & Family Services of NH, Camp Spaulding, $5,000
Gilford Youth Center, $5,000
HealthFirst Family Care Center, $5,000
Holderness Recreation Department, $1,000
Laconia Baseball Foundation, $2,200
Mayhew Program, $5,000
Merrimack Valley YMCA, $5,000
Pittsfield Youth Workshop, $2,000
Spaulding Youth Center Foundation, $5,000
Tapply Thompson Community Center, $5,000
Stilton/Northfield Recreation Council, $2,500
Process A organizations were awarded $154,900 in December, and Process B organizations were awarded $191,423 on Feb. 1, the same date that process C organizations received $33,683.
The largest Process A checks went to Got Lunch! Laconia, $35,000, the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, $25,000 and the Salvation Army, $15,000. Largest Process B checks went to Lakes Region Child Care Services, $35,000; the Lakes Region Community Services Family Resource Center, $25,000, and the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, which received $25,000 in Process B and $10,000 in Process C.
The Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction distributed checks for $92,200 to 16 different organizations which provide services to young people in the Lakes Wednesday afternoon at the Belknap Mill. (Roger Amsen/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
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