By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — The Meredith 250th Anniversary Committee will meet at the Community Center on Monday, Oct. 24, beginning at 6 p.m., and Steve Durand, who with Jeanie Forrester co-chairs the committee, is urging all those eager to celebrate the birth of the town to attend.
"We need volunteers," Durand said, explaining that there are three sub-committees — one for the parade, another for the fireworks and a third for the two dress balls, the first on the date the town was founded and the second to mark the New Year. He added that the committee marketing the sale of commemorative sub-catchers and tote bags could also make us of more help. Durand said that events are scheduled for each month of the year and all need more helping hands.
Durand said that The Laconia Daily Sun will be publishing a commemorative hardcover book recording the history of Meredith in words and pictures. Mill Falls and Meredith Village Savings Bank are the marquee sponsors of the project, along with a major contribution from the Common Man Restaurants.
"The committee will be curating the pictures and content of the book," said Adam Hirshan, publisher of The Laconia Daily Sun, which will publish the book. "We plan to offer the book for sale in time for next year's holiday season, so it's time to begin gathering the photos and outlining the content."
Hirshan said he will attend the committee meeting to present the production schedule for the book as well as answer any questions about the project.
"We're looking for people willing to volunteer for anything," Durand said. "This is great opportunity to show pride in our community by pitching in to make this celebration one that will be remembered for years to come."
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