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Grange's Country Crossroads raised nearly $1,500 for fix-ups

To The Daily Sun,

The Wicwas Lake Grange held its Third Annual Country Crossroads music festival on Saturday (August 24) and raised nearly $1,500 that will be used to continue repairs and improvements to the historic grange hall located in Meredith Center. More than 200 people attended the inter-generational event and enjoyed wonderful music, great food and in so doing helped guarantee a bright future for the Grange.

The Grange membership would like to thank a number of area businesses for the generous donations they made to help make the event such a success, as well as the talented musicians who provided a night of boot-tapping entertainment. Special thanks is extended to Steve Zajchowski for building the new horseshoe pits that premiered during the event.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Belmont donated 500 bottles/cans of soda and water; PepsiCo donated 240 bottles of water; Randi Cyr of Wise Potato Chips donated 180 bags of chips; Brandli's Pizza of North Conway donated the fried dough; Lepage Bakery/Country Kitchen donated 15 dozen hot dog and hamburger rolls and Moulton Farm donated two bushels of their famous sweet corn.

Barry Ladd of the Meredith Center Store donated the use of his commercial grilles, made the hot and sweet sausage, as well as the freshly ground burgers. Barry then joined fellow Grange members in doing yeoman's work heading up the cooking crew.

Ambrose Brothers of Meredith donated the use of a lowboy trailer that was used as a portable stage; Lamprey Septic Service of Moultonborough provided portable sanitary facilities; AmeriGas of Laconia provided the propane to fuel the cooking; George's Restaurant of Meredith donated the vegetable oil; Mill Falls/Common Man provided the deep frier; Double D Ranch provided the ice as well as the hay bales used to provide extra seating; Dennis and Cookie Boulanger also donated the use of some seating and the Meredith Community Center provided a public address system.

The musicians who shared their talents throughout the night were Randy Philips of Wolfeboro; The Grangers; The Cellar Dwellers; and the talented duo of Phil and Jan Sanguedolce of the band Sweetwater. Thirteen-year-old Grange member and vocalist Jordan Durand opened for The Grangers.

The event would not have been possible without the hard work of the Grange's membership. The Wicwas Lake Grange would also like to thank the area media for their continued support in publishing articles and photographs recognizing the numerous Lakes Region business owners, tradesman and civic groups who have so willingly given of their time, talents and materials to help restore the historic hall and with it the solvency of the organization.
The Wicwas Grange meets monthly and always welcomes new members. We hope to see you in Meredith Center at the country crossroads of Meredith Center, Corliss Hill and Livingstone roads.

Steve Durand, Worshipful Master
Wicwas Lake Grange #292

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:18

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They'll use 'common core' math to figure out how to court to 21

To The Daily Sun,

I can hardly wait until the current crop of school kids start using "common core" math to figure out the count of a blackjack hand. Like taking candy from a baby.

Leo Paradis


Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:10

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Schools had lots of help with Welcome to Laconia bags for teachers

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the Laconia School District, I would like to thank the following Lakes Region businesses again for the third year who donated items to go into welcome bags for new Laconia School District professional staff. These businesses include: All My Life Jewelers, Stafford Oil Company, Whittemore's Florist, The Studio, Bank of New Hampshire, Franklin Savings Bank, Polished and Proper Barbershop, U-Frame We Frame, Labelle's Shoe Repair, Mr. Paul's Hair Affair, MC Cycle and Sport, SunDays Salon and Spa, The Insurance Outlet, Belknap Independent Business Alliance, and Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce.

Sue Bullerwell from All My Life Jewelers and Karmen Gifford from Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce deserve special thanks for organizing this again this year and making it so successful. Many of our new teachers are new to the Lakes Region and we felt it would be helpful to introduce them to local merchants and services that are available in the area. These teachers are very excited about all the goodies they received. This is a great example of community partnerships with local merchants and the School District. Thanks again!

Janet Brough
Administrative Assistant
Laconia School District

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:07

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Belmont High PTO thankful for support of Old Home Day taco bar

To The Daily Sun,

The Belmont High School PTO would like to express its sincere thanks to area businesses for their support of our first fundraising Taco Bar, at Belmont Old Home Day. The generosity of our local businesses will help the BHS PTO to meet its goals and help maintain BHS as a school of excellence. We are extremely grateful and could not have done it without you!

Funds raised will be used to help support student programs and educate parents on topics of interest. Programs and topics may include internet safety, anti-bullying, college workshops and more.

We would like to thank El Jimador, Belmont; Sal's Pizza, Belmont; AppleBee's, Tilton; Chili's, Tilton; Pizza Hut, Tilton; Burrito Me, Laconia; and Cactus Jack's, Laconia. It is always nice to know your support is there for us and we urge our friends and neighbors to visit your restaurants as a special thank you for your support of our kids!

We would also like to thank all of our local supporters who visited our Taco Bar booth at Belmont Old Home Day. Please be sure to come back and visit us again next year! It was great fun serving you!

Colleen Akerman, Secretary

on behalf of

The Belmont High School PTO Board


Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:04

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Thanks to Belknap EDC for helping us get our Alton Bay shop open

To The Daily Sun
As co-owners of a new consignment shop featuring local crafts and vintage items, we want to thank the staff, board members and especially our loan officer, Ken Wilson for assisting us in obtaining financing for our new store located at 24 Mount Major Hwy. in Alton Bay. We would encourage anyone thinking about starting a small business in Belknap County to give the BEDC a call. Thanks again for all of your help and sharing your expertise!
Aimee Terravechia & Denise Terravechia

Ice Out

Alton Bay

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:01

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