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Hands Across the Table is introducing a Guest Chef Program

To The Daily Sun,

Hands Across the Table is alive and well and we are entering a new phase in our mission to "feed all who are hungry in body and spirit." We are inviting guest chefs to participate and share in the honor of serving our guests. To date, we have recruited some restaurant chefs such as Annie's Café & Catering, Kitchen Cravings and other well known local eateries. Every week promises to be exciting.

Can you cook? Have you cooked for large groups or worked in the restaurant industry? Do we have an opportunity for you. Sign up for our Guest Chef Program where different individuals, restaurants or chefs come in on a Wednesday, and with the help of several volunteers, puts on a meal for 100-plus guests. We have been blessed to have many folks sign up to help once or twice a year — but still have some openings on our calendar.

HATT has a strong volunteer base that will meet with you to discuss menu possibilities based on our stockroom and help prepare shopping list, will do shopping, and provide help to assist with meal preparation, serving and cleanup. If you would like to share your time and talents please give me a call (267-1935) to discuss this wonderful opportunity to feed our neighbors.

Irene Gordon

HATT President

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11 Gilford & Laconia students selected for Babcock scholarships

To The Daily Sun,

The Nathan J. Babcock Memorial Scholarship recently concluded its 10th year of providing financial assistance to college bound students from Gilford and Laconia High Schools. The criterion for the scholarships is a demonstration of the students' history of helping others and the acts of kindness they have done to help make this world a better place. Nate Babcock was a young man who would constantly put others first, and who demonstrated a strength of character that truly resonated throughout his life. When he lost his battle with cancer in the fall of 2005, the scholarship program was started to give others the opportunity to continue their education, a chance Nate never got.

This year, The Nathan Babcock Scholarship Fund honored 11 students for their incredible efforts on behalf of others. These students were awarded their scholarships at their respective Awards Night last Thursday. Laconia students receiving awards were Alana Persson, Samantha Sapier, and Tyler Mitza. Gilford students who were acknowledged on Thursday were Maxwell Sawyer, Misty Medieros, Bridget Eldridge, Jordan Dean, Cassidy Bartlett, Carter Mercer, Sienna Remick, and Emily Curtis.

The Babcock Family would like to give a special thanks to our 10 member board of directors, the guidance staff at both high schools, and all those who have supported our cause with assistance and donations over the past 10 years. A special thanks to the Milligan Memorial Golf Tournament for their continued financial support, and all the folks who come together to make the Francoeur/Babcock Basketball Tournament possible every year. We could not have done this without you.

Jim Babcock


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