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Rod & Gun Club grant will assist seniors with their heating bills

To The Daily Sun,

Belknap-Merrimack County Community Action, Laconia Area Center, would like to thank the officers and members of Laconia Rod and Gun Club for your fund raising efforts and generous donation. This year we were one of many community organizations to receive a donation from Laconia Rod and Gun Club.

In collaboration with Community Action Program, Laconia Rod and Gun Club has established a grant to assist more seniors in Belknap County who are in need of help with the cost of their heating fuel. Their grant will allow the Laconia, Franklin and Meredith CAP Fuel Assistance Programs, to reach more seniors living in Belknap County in a time of need. If you or a senior you know, could use assistance, please have them call Community Action and we would be happy to provide more information.

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to begin the year knowing that kind and caring people are thinking of our senior citizens over the cold winter months. On behalf of all of us at Community Action, we would like to extend our gratitude to the members of Laconia Rod and Gun Club. Thank you for all you do for our community members with your very generous fund-raising efforts.

Lynn Tonkin, Area Center Director

CAP Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc.

Lakes Region Family Center


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Gunstock's proclaimed elevation is off by 22 feet? Please, get a life

To The Daily Sun,

First of all, I would like to congratulate letter writer Ed Brazil for his thorough and diligent analysis and research of Gunstock's elevation and vertical. It is admirable to see such passionate and constructive use of time in his precious golden years.

With all due respect, Mr. Brazil, how do you sleep at night knowing such a horrible travesty exists? I have also been skiing Gunstock for most of my life, and honestly, a difference of 22 feet in elevation and plus or minus 100 feet of vertical is not a huge issue. In all fairness to Gunstock, do us all a "favor" and please "measure" the other ski areas. Have you noticed the nice, round figures most have for their vertical? You can call it (allegedly) "lying," "exaggerating," "estimating," whatever you like — it is a common practice.

I'm sure I speak for all Gunstock skiers out there as I thank you very much for calling these "alleged imperfections" to our attention. Please enjoy your free skiing at Gunstock and free yourself of your disappointments.

Slam & Jan Harrison

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