To The Daily Sun,
My fiancé and I both grew up in small New Hampshire towns. We knew we always wanted to have our wedding on a family-owned New Hampshire farm. That is why we visited the farm of Andy, Martina, and Isaac Howe. We instantly fell in love with the farm, and its history.
I was lucky enough to have my fiancé, Tom, propose to me on an uncharacteristically warm Sunday morning in December. It would mean the world to Tom and me to say "I do" at Timber Hill Farm, among our family, friends, and the amazing Howe family.
From the time we spent with the Howes, I could tell how much their farm truly meant to them. Timber Hill Farm is their life, and to be able to share the beauty and history that is Timber Hill Farm with others on the most important day of their lives is truly magical.
Not only are the Howes committed to their farm, and the Town of Gilford, allowing weddings and farm-to-table events, under the control and discretion of the Howes, is integral to small family farms to ensure economic viability for New Hampshire's remaining working farms. It is the New Hampshire way to support the growth of our own local family businesses and farms.
I truly hope the residents of Gilford reconsider the disallowance of weddings at Timber Hill Farm. Tom and I would truly be blessed to be welcomed to your town, and at Timber Hill Farm, to share the most important day of our lives.
Lauren Jenkins & Thomas Warner
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