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It was a very rewarding experience to be a 'celebrity' dancer

To The Daily Sun,

I just had one of the most exciting and rewarding opportunities of my life as a "celebrity" dancer with the Lakes Region Dancing with the Stars and I want to say Thank You.

I want to thank Laura Brusseau and Ashley Halsey for their incredible dedication, guidance and hard work in bringing this fun event to the Lakes Region. I need to thank Sue Nicholas, my "professional" dance partner for her direction, friendship and ability to help me stay on task during rehearsals. I thank the other "celebrities/professional" dancers who worked hard in practice, raising funds and showing me how to have a little more fun. I was blown away by the young dancers from our local dance companies that truly entertained us throughout the night. Finally, I am thankful to all the folks who supported my quest to raise money for the Greater Meredith Career Partnership Program.

This program which offers our students job shadows, internships, brings guest speakers  into our schools and more, is successfully overseen by Ally Duffield and we at the Greater Meredith Program and Inter-Lakes High School are extremely fortunate to have Ally as our executive director. With the help of many and my incredible ability to dance, the Greater Meredith Career Partnership Program will be awarded a check for more than $8,000. That is outstanding ... It is really great to be a part of a winning community. I thank you.

Chris Kelly
Meredith

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Lots of people & businesses to thank for success of 14th Craft Fair

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary I would like to extend our appreciation to all those who contributed to the success of our 14th Annual Fall Craft Fair held at Laconia High School. Once again we were able to fundraise the necessary amount to continue to provide comfort bags to breast cancer patients in the LRGHealthcare Breast Health Program. Our goal was attained thanks to the many customers who attended, and the combined efforts of auxiliary members, LRGHealthcare, several local businesses, many friends of the auxiliary, and finally our generous vendors who not only pay a fee to participate but the many that also donate items to our raffle.

We need to acknowledge the wonderful cooperation and support of the Laconia School Department and Laconia High School staff. Our special thanks goes to Jen O'Reilly, Steve Dalzell, Craig Kozens and Jeff Twombley.

We would like to thank the following businesses for assisting us with either a raffle donation, advertising, publicity or parking: Northeast Communications Corp., Jeff Levitan; Fred Caruso; Pat Kelly; LRGHealthcare Public Relations and Marketing; Gator Signs; Piche's Ski and Sport Outlet; Gilford Well; LiSachas; Mark Dickson; Airport Deli and Country Store; Lakes Region Floral Studio; Cormier's Sugar House; Roche Realty; Caldwell Realty; Melcher and Prescott; The Home Beautiful; The Taylor Community; Trustworthy Hardware; Kitchen Encounters; Kellerhaus; Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages; Patrick's Pub and Eatery; Cantin Chevrolet; Lakes Region Party and Gift; Interlakes Family Medical Practice; The Laconia Clinic; Hillside Medical Park; Frank Roche Realty; Joanne Parsons, Manager, AutoZone; Sacred Heart Church; AutoServ Tilton; Laconia Department of Public Works; Sawyer's Dairy Bar; Madeira; Meredith Village Savings Bank; Trellis Management Co and Pepi Herrmann Crystal.

Special acknowledgement is extended to the volunteers who stood out in the cold for hours to help direct parking. We need to offer our sincere appreciation to Armand Bolduc and Bob Hamel for their assistance.

In addition to vendor space rental charges, our craft raffle and bake sale helped us reach our financial goal. Many thanks to the dozens of people who offered to bake or made a donation in lieu of baking. Thanks again to the vendors, individuals and businesses that donated an item to our raffle.

Finally, our sincere thanks goes to the volunteers who worked long and hard on the day of the event and to the members of the planning committee.

Barbara Tuttle. Chairman

Fall Craft Fair Committee

LRGH Auxiliary

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