By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
BELMONT – Fellow police officers and friends of Sgt. Steve Akerstom, the Belmont firefighter whose home was severely damaged in a two-alarm blaze in Gilmanton on April 15, are hosting a spaghetti dinner for him and his family.
The dinner will be held Friday, April 29, at the VFW Post 1670 in Laconia at 6 p.m., and the entertainment will be by Jackie Lee.
Along with the spaghetti dinner, there will be a silent auction and raffle.
People who wish to assist can attend the dinner or donate items for a silent auction.
Akerstrom and his wife, Sarah, are the parents of two small children and, according to friend and fellow Belmont Police Sgt. Adam Pickowitz, one end of the home will have to be rebuilt and the family lost all of their belongings to fire, smoke and water damage.
No one was home at the time and no one was injured. The family is displaced for a while but is staying with family.
For more information about the spaghetti dinner, please go to https://www.facebook.com/events/780368828766482/.
For those who cannot attend the spaghetti dinner but who still wish to help, go to
The Akerstroms would like to extend their thanks to Gilmanton Police Sgt. Casey Brennan and the Gilmanton Fire and Rescue Department for their quick response.