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Anni Forts 'UP' Fund board invites you to our monthly meetings

To the editor,
The Annie Forts "UP" Fund is thankful for the support received this past year through its annual appeal letter; to John Moulton for allowing our participation and fundraising efforts at the Moulton Farm Spring Opening Festival; and to Jim Nolan of RBC Wealth Management for donating his financial advice and guidance to the "UP" Fund for over 10 years, enabling safe investment growth.
The "UP" Fund was able to award nearly $13,000 in 2012. The awards went to Special Education Scholarships, for Community Wellness Center Fitness Program Memberships, for a family and child to participate in the Leadership Program at University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, for a child's participation in the Therapeutic Riding Program, for summer camp for a young person with Down Syndrome, to the Lakes Region Community Services - Down Syndrome Team and to purchase an iPad for a student with Down Syndrome.
The "UP" Fund directors participated in the Altrusa Festival of Trees at Waukewan Golf Club, decorating and donating a tree for a needy family. The theme for the tree was "Starry, Starry Night".
Annie once said to her dad, "I would like to have as many friends as there are stars in the sky". New Board member Michael Lancor approached Vutek to make a banner with this saying for the event. The "UP" Fund thanks Altrusa and Vutek and welcomes Michael Lancor to the Board.
The Board welcomes whose who would like to join them at meetings held the third Thursday of the month at 8:00 A.M. at Preferred Vacation Rentals in Center Harbor. The "UP" Fund thanks Mark Borrin for providing the conference room for our "UP" Fund meetings.
Thank you all for supporting Annie and the "UP" Fund.
Robin Rist
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