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4th Lakes Region Uncorked event was again a great success

To The Daily Sun,

Here at Lakes Region Community Services we often write thank-you letters to our many supporters and friends especially this time of year, and we are definitely not complaining. This particular thanks goes out after a very successful Lakes Region Uncorked, our fourth annual, held on Nov. 3 at Church Landing. This signature event allows us to team up with many community partners to raise awareness and funding for the work that we do.

Once again our corporate sponsors showed their generosity and commitment to Lakes Region Community Services. We could not accomplish what happens with Lakes Region Uncorked without them.

On behalf of the board of directors and the entire team at LRCS, we would like to thank the event's title sponsor, the Joe and Pasena Maroun Family Foundation, as well as all major sponsors of Lakes Region Uncorked 2016: CGI Business Solutions, Franklin Savings Bank, Melcher & Prescott, Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Bank of New Hampshire, Prescription Center, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Mainstay Technologies, Meredith Village Savings Bank, and Bank of NH Pavilion and The Common Man.

If you live in or visit the Lakes Region in November you do not want to miss this annual wine tasting event that is about wine and considerably more. These sponsors show their appreciation for what bringing an annual evening of pairing, not just wine, fine spirits and foods, but also of business, community and nonprofit partners, does for the Lakes Region.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, guests and vendors. We hope to see you next year on Nov. 2.

Rebecca L. Bryant, Interim Executive Director

Lakes Region Community Services
Laconia

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We give thanks for all the little miracles we take for granted

To The Daily Sun,

Today we bow our heads to give thanks

Thanks to our Creator whose wisdom and strength is infinite.
Thanks to the winds, for cleansing tired and weary souls,
Thanks to the waters for life sustaining
Thanks to the Mother Earth as we lay her weary head to rest for another season
Thanks to the Father Sun for warming our souls on the long cold days
Thanks to the fires that life is reborn anew.

Yes Creator today we give thanks for all of your little miracles
we take so much for granted each day

I thank you Creator for my warrior son,
Whose proud stance and carriage has
Carried him through many dark days,
And even darker nights.
He knows the Warriors Creed and
Knows the life he lives was chosen
Long ago for him.

I thank you Creator for the many hands
Each one holding a star blue or gold, to be enfolded
In this blanket not yet made
Each star is a prayer yet unanswered
They that share the knitting of a new blanket
In life they are the ones keeping the home fires lit

They are -
The mothers who stand beside, their child
Who are so far away, but so very near
The wives who stand beside their husbands
Who are so far away but so very near
The daughters who stand beside their
Mothers and grandmothers waiting for mommy or daddy to come home.
The husbands and fathers who stand waiting for their loved one
To come home.

Creator this day we give thanks
For prayers not yet answered.
Keep all of our family near and far strong –
know in our weakest moments
we are the strongest, know in the darkest moments
we are the light to guide them home.

Yes Creator this is a day of thanks

Karen Thurston
Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire

Gilford

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