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GHS Robotics Team still selling LED light bulbs to finance trip

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To the editor,

I too, would like to thank everyone who helped the Gilford High Schools FIRST Robotics Team make our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser a success. If you have not heard the team won the Granite State Regional Robotics Competition, and is heading to the World Championship in St. Louis. They will face other winning teams from all over the United States and 56 countries.

I want to thank each and every person who came and joined us for a most wonderful dinner of spaghetti ...

To the editor,

I too, would like to thank everyone who helped the Gilford High Schools FIRST Robotics Team make our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser a success. If you have not heard the team won the Granite State Regional Robotics Competition, and is heading to the World Championship in St. Louis. They will face other winning teams from all over the United States and 56 countries.

I want to thank each and every person who came and joined us for a most wonderful dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, bread and salad all cooked and donated by Bill and Sally Bickford, owners of Kitchen Cravings, along with U.S. Foods and Hannaford. Thanks to Coca-Cola and McDonalds for beverages and dispensers, and Laconia Ice to keep them cold. Thanks to all the parents who donated the delicious desserts. Thank you, Gilford Community Church for your most generous donation for a place to hold this dinner. Thank you to all who donated raffle items. The Bead Store for the cool robot jewelry, Mills Falls for an overnight stay, Cinema 8 for two movie tickets, Shaw's for gift cards and other much needed supplies, Wal-Mart for gift cards, Photon Robotics for BLU the cool robot kit, Meadowbrook for concert tickets, PSU for a Laptop computer, Gunstock for Zip-Line and Adventure Tour passes, Julie Andrews for candles and our team buttons, Taipei Osaka, T-Bones, Cactus Jacks, Fratellos, Mames, and the Common man for dinning gift certificates .Congratulations to all who won.

A special thank you to parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, friends etc. who worked alongside the team helping with serving and clean-up and a special thanks to Peter Sawyer for washing the dishes.

Thanks to everyone who bought LED light bulbs.

I would also like to thank all the individuals and companies who have pledged or donated to the team. Your support has been most gracious.

The Robotics team is very close to its goal for the amount of money we need to get to St. Louis, stay there and compete, but we still need some help.

Please keep in mind the robotics team is always selling LED light bulbs and have them in stock year round. These light bulbs are environmentally friendly, fit any standard light socket and are dimmable they come in 450 lumens which is the equivalent to a 40 watt incandescent light bulb and 800 lumens which is the equivalent to a 60 watt. They turn right on and produce a softer light. They last over 25,000 hours, that’s three hours a day for 23 years and cost under $2 a year to operate. An incandescent bulb lasts around 750 hours and CFL 10,000 hours. Our LED bulbs contain no mercury like CFLs and are easily disposed of. Our Light bulbs cost $15 for the 450 lumens and $26 for the 800 lumens. More than $7 a bulb goes to the team. Anyone interested in purchasing light bulbs can contact me by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask a team member.

Donations to the team can also be sent to: Gilford High School FIRST Robotics Team ,88 Alvah Wilson Road. Gilford NH, 03249

Jackie Drever

GHS FIRST Robotic Team Mentor