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We invite you enjoy "Mayhem at the Mill' on Friday & Saturday evenings

To The Daily Sun,

You're invited! The Belknap Mill is proud to host "Mayhem at the Mill", a Russ Davis Production during the 25th anniversary of N.H. Pumpkin Festival.

The Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered textile mill in the country and with all of those memories within the walls; it's a perfect location for a scary haunt with a great cause! Proceeds from Mayhem at the Mill will benefit the non-profit Belknap Mill Society — to support our mission: "To preserve and protect the Belknap Mill, maintain an historical museum and to support and provide cultural and educational opportunities for Laconia and the Lakes Region."

Our haunt wouldn't be possible without the tireless efforts of the Russ Davis Family, who have graciously volunteered to organize the Mayhem and supply all of the spooks! Materials and awesome giveaways have been generously donated from our sponsors: Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Company, Wallace Building Products, the Laconia Antique Center, the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, Wescott Law Firm, and Pepsi. Gift cards and other prizes are still appreciated — to donate, please contact Tara or Jenn at the Belknap Mill: 603-524-8813.

An Early Bird Preview of Mayhem at the Mill will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, from 6-10 p.m. The Mayhem continues during Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets are only $5 per person. The Belknap Mill gift shop will be open Friday and Saturday and drawings for raffle prizes, including gift cards to Faro Italian Grille, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, and Funspot will occur throughout both evenings. Enjoy a whoopie pie from Penny's Craft Biz or an Apple Cider Doughnut from Cider Bellies and get ready to scream! We look forward to seeing you there ... If you dare....

Mayhem at the Mill Task Force
The Board of Directors

Belknap Mill Society

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Need to elect new, conservative-spending school board members

To The Daily Sun,

I was shocked but not surprised to see once again that even though both the Town of Belmont as well as the county budgets and tax rates went down that (the budget of) our spending-like-crazy Shaker Regional School District is once again going up. Gee, what a surprise.

This school board needs to change its attitude and start to realize that the taxpayers can't afford your every wish. The teachers are paid better than most other districts as it is, and the meetings are stacked against any sense of common sense every year. God forbid we cut a position that is no longer even needed like at last years meeting.

We need to elect new, more conservative-spending school board members who realize the huge burden placed on taxpayers in both Belmont as well as Canterbury each year with this excess. We also need to once again consider SB-2 for the school where voters are not afraid to speak out in front of the usual hostile crowds that show up at the district meetings. SB-2 has worked well for the town these past few years and it would certainly help slow down the huge budget increases every damn year from this school.

Anyone interested in helping in this cause please write to the editor with contact info.

Don Irvin


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