Published DateTo the editor,
The 10th Annual "WOW Sweepstakes Ball" was held at the Opechee Inn & Conference Center on Saturday, May 18st and was a great evening of food, fun, dancing and more. Congratulations to our 10 cash prize winners and $10,000 Grand Prize winner Alison Isabelle of Gilford! We write this letter to thank and acknowledge the individuals and businesses for their generous contributions and support of the WOW Trail. We are grateful that the WOW Trail has gained such widespread support from our community.
The proceeds from this year's WOW Sweepstakes Ball of approximately $35,000 will be used for the continued expansion and on-going maintenance of the trail. We have begun the engineering design of Phase II of the trail, which will extend the trail from downtown to Belmont, and we hope to build this section in 2014.
Many thanks to all who bought a ticket to this fundraising event. We were again delighted by the tremendous turnout... and our 10th sell-out!
The event committee includes Jennifer Beetle, Jeff Beetle, Susan Brown, Becky Doherty, Megan Page and Emma Womack. This group of volunteers did an absolutely awesome job of putting together one of the most fun and exciting events here in the Lakes Region! Jeff Beetle and the Patrick's staff prepared a delicious buffet for 500 people. Big Cat Coffee, Sawyer's Dairy Bar and Annie's Café & Catering finished the job with delicious lineup of coffee, ice cream and desserts.
We thank all our event sponsors and contributors listed below, for without them, it wouldn't happen. In particular, we thank our presenting sponsor Meredith Village Savings Bank for their continued support of the WOW Trail.
All Brite Cleaning & Restoration; Amoskeag Beverages; Annie's Café & Catering; Autoserv Dealerships; Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook; Jill Baron, Illustration; Baron's Billiards; Bayside Automotive; Beans n' Greens Farmstand; Beede Monument Services; Beyond the Fringe Salon; Big Cat Coffees; Binnie Media; Body Covers Screen Printing & Design; Body Design by Joy; Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Company; Brickfront Restaurant; Carrie's Eco Spa Boutique; Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region; Robert A. Clifford; Comcast Spotlight; Common Man Restaurants; Contigiani's Catering Service; Coppola Physical Therapy; Cross Insurance; CrossFit Juggernaut; Eastern Propane; Franklin Savings Bank; Fratello's Italian Grille; Funspot; Gail Beane Graphics; Gator Signs; General Linen; Gilford Hills Tennis & Fitness Club; Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante; Granite State Glass; Gunstock Mountain Resort; Hair Factory; Hannaford; Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant; Homeward Bound Professional Animal Care; Horizon Beverages; Ian Raymond Photography; InnSeason Resorts; Irwin Automotive; Irwin Marine; JMG Marketing; Kennell Orthodontics; Laconia Athletic & Swim Club; Laconia Muskrats; Laconia T-Bone's & Cactus Jack's; Laconia Trustworthy Hardware; Lahey Landscaping; Lake Opechee Inn & Spa; Lake Opechee Conference Center; Lakes Region Airport Shuttle; Lakes Region Association; Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce; Lakes Region Coca-Cola; Lakes Region Floral Studio; LRGHealthcare.
Mainstay Technologies, Mame's, Martignetti Companies of NH; Massage Therapy & Hypnosis by Nancy Lee; MC Cycle & Sport; Meredith Village Savings Bank; MetroCast; Nails by Shelly; NAPA Auto Parts; NASWA Resort; NH Distributors; NH Motor Speedway; Northeast Communications; North Shore Comedy; O'Du's Hair Salon; O Steak & Seafood Restaurant; R.A. Page; Patrick's Pub & Eatery; Pheasant Ridge Golf Course; Piche's Ski & Sports Shops; Pike Industries; Pine State Beverages; PSNH; Salmon Press; Sawyer's Dairy Bar; Scoring Concepts; Shalimar Resort; Southern Wine & Spirits; Steele Hill Resorts; Steven J. Smith & Associates; Stonegate Winery; Stratham Tire; Subway; Tanger Outlet Center; The Country Carriage; The Fitness Edge; The Golf Club at Patrick's Place; The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls; The Laconia Citizen; The Laconia Daily Sun; The Margate; The Weirs Times; Tylergraphics; U-Frame We Frame, Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols, PA, Woodstock Inn & Brewery, Zoom Fitness.
In your travels, we ask that you take a moment to thank these people and organizations for their generous contributions to this exciting project.
Darcy Peary & Allan Beetle
WOW Sweepstakes Ball