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Lots of people & businesses to thank for success of 14th Craft Fair

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary I would like to extend our appreciation to all those who contributed to the success of our 14th Annual Fall Craft Fair held at Laconia High School. Once again we were able to fundraise the necessary amount to continue to provide comfort bags to breast cancer patients in the LRGHealthcare Breast Health Program. Our goal was attained thanks to the many customers who attended, and the combined efforts of auxiliary members, LRGHealthcare, several local businesses, many friends of the auxiliary, and finally our generous vendors who not only pay a fee to participate but the many that also donate items to our raffle.

We need to acknowledge the wonderful cooperation and support of the Laconia School Department and Laconia High School staff. Our special thanks goes to Jen O'Reilly, Steve Dalzell, Craig Kozens and Jeff Twombley.

We would like to thank the following businesses for assisting us with either a raffle donation, advertising, publicity or parking: Northeast Communications Corp., Jeff Levitan; Fred Caruso; Pat Kelly; LRGHealthcare Public Relations and Marketing; Gator Signs; Piche's Ski and Sport Outlet; Gilford Well; LiSachas; Mark Dickson; Airport Deli and Country Store; Lakes Region Floral Studio; Cormier's Sugar House; Roche Realty; Caldwell Realty; Melcher and Prescott; The Home Beautiful; The Taylor Community; Trustworthy Hardware; Kitchen Encounters; Kellerhaus; Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages; Patrick's Pub and Eatery; Cantin Chevrolet; Lakes Region Party and Gift; Interlakes Family Medical Practice; The Laconia Clinic; Hillside Medical Park; Frank Roche Realty; Joanne Parsons, Manager, AutoZone; Sacred Heart Church; AutoServ Tilton; Laconia Department of Public Works; Sawyer's Dairy Bar; Madeira; Meredith Village Savings Bank; Trellis Management Co and Pepi Herrmann Crystal.

Special acknowledgement is extended to the volunteers who stood out in the cold for hours to help direct parking. We need to offer our sincere appreciation to Armand Bolduc and Bob Hamel for their assistance.

In addition to vendor space rental charges, our craft raffle and bake sale helped us reach our financial goal. Many thanks to the dozens of people who offered to bake or made a donation in lieu of baking. Thanks again to the vendors, individuals and businesses that donated an item to our raffle.

Finally, our sincere thanks goes to the volunteers who worked long and hard on the day of the event and to the members of the planning committee.

Barbara Tuttle. Chairman

Fall Craft Fair Committee

LRGH Auxiliary

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Who keeps bringing up idea of senior housing in Sanbornton

To The Daily Sun,

In March 2005, the taxpayers of Sanbornton voted to repeal the Senior Housing (Article 4Q) ordinance; so why is the Sanbornton Planning Board and Town Planner currently trying to resurrect this ordinance? How many times must the residents of Sanbornton have to say "no" to this ordinance?

It would be interesting to find out who submitted a formal request or a petition to have the Planning Board spend its valuable time working on this project? It seems that our planner's time could be better spent on more-demanding issues during his 20-hour work week.

Just a note, over the years while the ordinance was in force the town has had two failed attempts at senior housing. One project was the responsibility of Sanbornton Senior Housing Corp. Inc., and the other was a private enterprise, which did not work out.

It should also be noted that a petitioned warrant article (#13) was voted on at the 2014 Town Meeting called for the selectmen to appoint a committee to develop a senior housing plan for the town and that article failed to pass.

The taxpayers have already spoken on this issue. They are not in favor of spending additional taxpayers money on further elderly housing studies by our town boards.

Bill Whalen

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