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Emergency Food Pantry will be holding indoor yard sale on Oct. 16

To The Daily Sun,
It's that time of year again! The Meredith Emergency Food pantry uses its own funds to fill the shelves in preparation for the holidays. It can be a monthly bill of around $3,000 for the food pantry. The pantry cannot survive on the account funds alone; it NEEDS donations! There are many, many families in need of assistance and part of being a community is to reach out and support in any way we can. With that being said, the caring educational people of the Inter-Lakes school system would like to assist!
The Inter-Lakes Education Association (ILEA) and the Inter-Lakes Support Staff Association (ILSSA) are now planning the 7th annual Indoor Yard Sale. These associations are the teachers and para-educators of the Inter-Lakes School District.
The food pantry is in need of help; therefore, 100 percent of the money from the yard sale will be donated to the food pantry.
In addition to many donated items there will also be baked goods and specialty baskets for sale.
Please support this yard sale to help families in need as the holidays approach. Let's all chip in to make this event a successful one! Last year we raised $2,725 for the pantry. Over the past five years we have raised over $14,000
The indoor yard sale will be Sunday, Oct. 16. This event will run from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes Elementary School in the multi-purpose room. The elementary school is located behind Inter-Lakes High School (21 Laker Lane) off Route 25 in Meredith.
Donations for the yard sale may be dropped off at Inter-Lakes Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 14 from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. or on the morning of the yard sale Sunday, Oct. 16 from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. (no electronics).
If anyone would like to bring a non-perishable item, we will have a collection box that will go to the food pantry after the event. Any questions, feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The Meredith Emergency Food Pantry is located at 147 Main St. and is open for donations Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call 937-0592 for any other information.
Alesia Parks
ILEA Member

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This person took it too far; Bernadette was a target of hate

To The Daily Sun,

I do not know her but I thank Bernadette Loesch for her letter. It has been on my mind that what has happened to her would eventually happen to "someone" of this letter section. It is truly sad what she had to deal with. It should not have happened to her or her family in her own home. How scary is that!

I am glad nothing else "happened" and her husband reported it to the police and she went to the paper, good job! I hope whoever did this reads her letter (printed on Wednesday, Sept. 28) and will not do it again to her or anyone else.

This should not be taken lightly by anyone. This person took it too far. She was a target of "hate" because of her letter(s). That chills me to the bone of how far someone would/could go to get their point made.

As I said, the internet is a blessing and a curse. You can find out a lot of information about anyone for free, or go a step farther and pay for it to get more. It concerns me about how much information is out there about all of us for many to see. And yet people keep posting more and more daily without a care in the world or a concern who is looking. Is nothing in your life private any more? Why is there such a compelling need to post your every move of the day? Or someone else's? I just don't get that.

I have noticed the word "neighborly" is pretty much gone from our vocabulary. I have noticed a lot of people take/push their "freedoms" too far, carelessly and dangerously. I have noticed a lot of people forget about "others" around them so easily and focus only on themselves. And all of this has consequences as we read in the paper(s), or see on the news daily.

I thank Bernadette again for bringing this to our attention and I hope a few will listen. And that this will never happen again to anyone else. It is wrong to threaten someone because you simply do not agree with their views/beliefs. I am glad Bernadette is okay and I hope she keeps us posted on this matter.

To her I say take care and keep smiling, it is the most peaceful revenge of all.

Denise C. Burke
Gilford

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