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Join us for Gift Certificate Bingo to benefit Children's Auction

To The Daily Sun,

The Laconia Country Club Pub Mania Team "19th Hole" sincerely thanks Patrick's Pub for hosting the annual Gift Certificate Bingo this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m, and for all the help they provide to the community.

This event is only possible due to the overwhelming generosity of our local businesses donating the gift certificate prizes totaling more than $2,400 and still coming in.

Join us in thanking: Appletree Nursery, AutoServ, Cafe Deja Vu, Country Cookin' at the Lakeside, Del's Kitchen, Eden Nails, El Jimador, Fire Clean Up Services Inc., Fratello's, Funspot, Gilford Cinema 8, Greenside Restaurant, Irwin Automotive Group, J&J Yolk & Co., Kellerhaus, Kitchen Cravings, Laconia Country Club, Laconia Pet Center, Laconia Country Club Pro Shop, Lochmere Country Club, Lyons Den, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Mike Rivers Automotive, Moulton Farms, Mount Washington Cruises, My Coffee House, Ninety-Nine Restaurant, Our Place, Patrick's Pub & Eatery,  Pizza Hut, Platinum Spa & Salon, Prescott's Florist, Quik Laundry, Ken Rafferty - Chiropractor, Sal's Pizza, Shooter's Tavern, Silpada Jewelry, Smoke N Styles, So Little Thyme, Stafford Oil, Steele Hill Resorts, Terry Murphy's Court Street Auto, The Bob House, Tilton Snack Warp, Top of the Town, Vic's Pro Shop at Lochmere Country Club, Wine'ing Butcher.

Come join us. Admission is free. However, there is a $1 donation fee per bingo card played each round.

All proceeds go directly to the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction. Prizes make great Christmas gifts.

For more info contact Lucy Jacobson, Team Captain, at 455-4348 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

Lucy Jacobson, Team Captain
Laconia C.C. 19th Hole

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Winter outerwear already distributed to 629 Lakes Region kids

To The Daily Sun,

During the past two weeks the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region held its winter outerwear distribution. We were able to provide assistance to 629 children in the Lakes Region. More than 500 children just in Laconia with 34 from Bristol, 38 from Belmont, 10 from Meredith and 32 from Gilford were served. We continue to fill requests from school nurses, guidance counselors and social service agencies.

We had our shelves stocked full but they are now depleted. We are in the midst of filling orders that we were unable to complete as we ran out of clothing and boots. A special thank you to Bootleggers and Al Miltner who continues to work with us to provide good quality winter boots for children grades 5 and under.

We rely on donations only to provide these items for the children. This fall we have the help of a few local service groups which are reaching out in creative ways to donate funds to us.

On Nov. 13 at the Inter-lakes Community Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation are presenting their fifth annual Lakes Region Dancing with the Community Stars event. Each year the event has six to eight local stars and dance professionals who compete to win the mirror ball trophy and 50 percent of the proceeds to be donated to his/her favorite nonprofit. All participants are given a donation for his/her charity. Over $30,000 has been raised for local charities since 2011. Santa Fund secretary Andrea Condodemetraky will be dancing for the Santa Fund with Katie Laroche. Please come and support all the local charities that are represented at this event.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, join Laconia Kiwanis Club for its first paint & sip fundraiser sponsored by Stafford Oil. Local artist and all-around awesome guy Larry Frates will be giving a demonstration on how to create a scenic painting. Admission is just $35 per person. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region. So, bring some friends, your favorite bottle of wine, and help us support this great cause! Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or from a Kiwanis member.

We continue to thank all of our board members and the community of Laconia for supporting our program year-round.

Santa Fund Board of Directors
Kim Lacasse
Kathy Crane
Andrea Condodemetraky
Lisa Cornish
Katie Pierson
Marlee Guilmett
Courtney Coppi
Janet Brough
Jamie Caldwell
Chris McCarthy
Dennis Phelps
Jim Carroll

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