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Golf tourney raised $13,600 for proposed homeless shelter in our county

To The Daily Sun,

Belknap House hosted its first annual golf tournament on Sept. 14 at Lochmere County Club. It was a huge success in raising much needed funds to open a homeless shelter for families in Belknap County. We were able to raise more than $13,600.

We thank all the golfers for playing and supporting our cause, we could not have had a tournament without you. We would like to thank all the sponsors for their generous support to help our cause. The following is a list of our sponsors:

Exceptional sponsor: Granite State Glass; premium sponsor: St Andre Bessette Parish.

Hole sponsors were, Cantin Chevrolet, Tilton Knights of Columbus Council 11868, Mainstay Technologies, Tilton/Northfield Rotary, Onions, Graham & Graham PC, American Legion, AutoServ, Pike Industries, Cross Insurance Laconia/ Meredith, Bob Laflam, Belknap Landscaping Inc, Don Morin Assoc. Inc., Inn Season Resorts, Quinn Hogan, NWM, Belmont K of C Council 10943, Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. & Water St Café.

Hole in One sponsor was Irwin Motors. Driving Range Sponsor was Eased Edges.

Breakfast sponsor was Laconia K of C Council 428, Franklin K of C Council 12147.

Golf shirt sponsor was Stafford Oil.

Program advertisers were Graham & Graham PC, Tilton House of Pizza, Belknap Subaru, Stump Grinding by Mike, Walnut St Productions.

Auction & Raffle Donations by Red Sox, New England Patriots, DeMoulas Market Basket, Belknap Subaru, Baron's Major Brand, Bolduc Park, Hart's, Shaw's Gilford, Smitty's Cimema, NH Motor Speedway, Manchester Monarchs, Harris Family Furniture, Mill Falls at the Lake, Tanger Oulets Country Carriage, Bryant & Lawrence, Arvidson Health Clinic, Inn Season Resorts, Foy Insurance Tom Beary, Barrie Little-Gill.

Monetary Donations were provided by Frank & Jennifer Ruffing, James V Hatem, John Crafts & Deirdre O"Riordan, Stephen & Lorraine Verderme, Michael & Jennifer Muzzey, GG Real Estate Investment, Donna & Gary Grantz, Charles W Gallagher, Atlantic Valuation, Kori and Philip Smith, Bill Benoit, Neil and Mary Flaherty, Randy and Melissa Annis, Don Morin, Pat and Madeline McGrath, Greggory and Carol Landroche, Fratello's Ristorante Italiano, Alan Whitney, Kenneth Clark, Linda Knott CFP, Nutter Enterprises Inc., Peter and Sharon Spanos.

Special thanks to my golf committee members who put in tireless hours, Andy Foss, and John Shevenell.

Thank you to our golf tournament volunteers, Steve Archanbeault, Kristy Blanchette, Don House, Andrew Moeller, Bill Poulin and Anne Shevenell. A special thank you to Tom Garrity for guiding us along, as non-golfers, to organize this event.

Please forgive me if I have forgotten to mention someone's name.

If anyone is interested in more information regarding Belknap House please visit our website and Facebook page. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter on the Facebook page to follow our progress. Our email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. https://sites.google.com/site/l2belknaphouse/

Colleen Garrity, President

Belknap House


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603 Alliance's version of Iowa caucuses will take place on October 17

To The Daily Sun,
Among the many Republican presidential candidates are several who would be great presidents. After eight years of President Obama, our nation really needs a great president to protect our homeland and our freedoms, repair our nation's finances and our international relations, and create a growing economy that provides opportunities and prosperity for all Americans.

The 603 Alliance has been formed to help make sure that a candidate who would be a great president wins the New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary.

To accomplish its goal, the 603 Alliance is conducting an Iowa-like caucus on Oct. 17. The 603 Alliance will endorse the caucus winner and encourage people to help him or her win the N.H. Republican Presidential Primary.

Unlike a primary election, a caucus conducts multiple rounds of voting to determine the candidate that most voters prefer. Everyone votes for their first choice, then votes are counted and the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated. People who voted for the eliminated candidate(s) vote for their next choice in the next round of voting. The process of voting, eliminating the least popular candidate(s), and voting again from among the remaining candidates is repeated until a single candidate, the winner, is left.

The caucus winner is the candidate that most people prefer, hopefully one of almost everyone's top choices. Identifying the caucus winner should help voters decide who to vote for in the N.H. Presidential Primary in February 2016.

All registered New Hampshire Republican and Undeclared voters are invited to participate in the caucus which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds. Caucus sign-in begins at 10 a.m. Photo ID is required. There is no charge to participate. See www.603alliance.com for more information.

Your participation in the caucus and vote for the caucus winner in the New Hampshire primary will help ensure that New Hampshire does its part in making sure that the next Republican presidential nominee is someone who will be a great president, and someone that all Americans will be proud to vote for.

Don Ewing

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