To The Daily Sun,
The Laconia-Gilford Lions Club would like to thank all those who came to our Electronic Waste Collection Day fundraiser on October 24 in the Lowe's parking lot in Gilford. We are grateful for your support, as are our communities who will be the recipients of the majority of the funds raised. Special thanks to Lowe's in Gilford for allowing us to use their parking lot and to Pike Industries for providing the electronic sign advertising this fundraiser.
We would like to sincerely apologize to those who may have arrived in the final 45 minutes of our fundraiser. In the past, we have had two large trucks on hand to receive the electronic items that you bring to us; the second one has never been fully filled. This was not the case on Saturday; both trucks were fully packed three quarters of an hour before the scheduled end of our fundraiser. When the company was unable to send us an additional truck to accommodate your items, we had no alternative but to end our fundraiser early. It was very difficult for us to turn people away, but we do hope that you will understand that there was no other choice for us.
I think that you can appreciate how difficult it is to gauge the quantity of items that may be brought to an event of this nature. We try to do our best, and in the past, we have succeeded in accommodating everyone — that was, unfortunately, not the case this time. In the future we will request that three trucks be sent so that no one will be disappointed.
The Electronic Waste Collection Day of the Laconia-Gilford Lions Club is held two times a year. Our spring collection day will be held on April 23, 2016. We do hope that we will see you then.
The money that the Lions raised will allow the club to meet pressing needs in our community including eye exams, eye glasses, hearing aids, scholarships to graduating high school seniors, Community Health & Hospice, assistance to food pantries and community service programs among other local charities. The Lions greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on April 23, 2016 for our spring Electronic Waste fundraiser.
Thank you all.
Marylin Brown, President
Laconia-Gilford Lions Club