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2,000 lbs. of locally grown, fresh produce has been donated

To The Daily Sun,

This year I will be giving thanks that over 2,000 pounds of locally grown, fresh produce was donated by local farmers and home gardeners to the New Hampshire Gleans-Belknap County program. This produce was harvested by program staff and volunteers and was donated to local food pantries to help feed those in need.

One food pantry in Belknap County reported that a recent donation of 1,300 pounds of apples grown by two local homeowners and harvested by the New Hampshire Gleans program will be given to school children and used in the church's Thanksgiving pies. Earlier this year New Hampshire Gleans-Belknap County's harvest included approximately 300 pounds of blueberries, 350 pounds of pears, 50 pounds of tomatoes, 12 pounds of blue potatoes, and bags of fresh herbs and Swiss chard; all donated to local food pantries, including the New Hampshire Food Bank.

New Hampshire Gleans-Belknap County is supported by New Hampshire Farm to School–UNH Sustainability Institute and administered by the Belknap County Conservation District.

Lisa Morin
Belknap County Conservation District


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When asked, community answered call to support the Lakers

To The Daily Sun,

The Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough football season has come to an end and what an end it was. Our boys had the opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to live, what years from now will be known as, "the glory days" and our boys did great. They may not have brought home the plaque they went to Durham to receive, however, they went to Durham. They were one of two of the best 16 teams in Division III this year and they made this community proud.

How about our community? Our community is solid. When asked, our community answered the call, after call, after call... I want to start with the working faction of the I-L/MA Football Boosters program. These parents went above and beyond to see that our boys were recognized, our boys were fed and our boys had what they needed this season.

Next, how about our business owners and managers who changed their signage this past week to celebrate and show our team and our community "WE BELIEVE." In Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Laconia, Gilford, "THANKS" beyond these words to all who marketed our football team with hope and pride. I bet we will be back again soon.

The local area fire and police departments who escorted our team to the big game. We thank the I-L senior class and their advisers for their role and letting our boys know that the school community was with them through the end. The school administration and high school community at large for pumping up our team.

The pep rally at school was fun and was exciting to be a part of, good form. Incredible thanks to Norm McGuigan Sue McGarry for being so gracious to host the "community" pep rally on Saturday night. This event was fun, it was safe and from what I'm told the kids will remember this event for the rest of their lives. Thank you Norm and Sue.

To the coaches who got the boys to this game, great job. Football is a long season of varying temperatures, working with boys who have a whole lot going on in their lives and (parents), need I say more. Head Coach Francis, his partner Coach Blundo and their staff, I believe did a masterful job helping our boys stay focused, have fun, understand the idea of winning (and losing) which I know will help to mold these boys' futures.

Finally, I would like to thank Ryan Kelly for his hard work and dedication not only to this team but to his school work and for helping us in the fan seats to have a fun season watching him move the ball down the field with his team. Doreen, God willing, we have more seasons ahead and I am blessed to have you with me. Bill and Randy, I look forward to joining you on the hard court, soon.

Chris Kelly


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