To the Daily Sun,
The 12th annual WOW Sweepstakes Ball was held at the Lake Opechee Inn & Conference Center on Saturday, May 16, and was another great evening of food, fun, dancing and more. Congratulations to our 10 cash prize winners and Grand Prize co-winners Alice Mowery and Pam Downey.
We write this letter to thank and acknowledge the individuals and businesses for their generous contributions and support of the WOW Trail. We are grateful that the WOW Trail has gained such widespread support from our community.
The proceeds from this year's WOW Sweepstakes Ball — approximately $35,000 — will be used for the continued expansion and on-going maintenance of the trail. We are preparing to build Phase 2, which will extend the trail from downtown and connect to Belmont's first section of trail.
Many thanks to all who bought a ticket to this fundraising event. We were again delighted by the tremendous turnout ... and our 12th sell-out! (Mark your calendars for next year ... Saturday, May 14).
The event committee includes Allan & Jennifer Beetle, Jeff & Wendy Beetle (Patrick's), Susan Brown (Lakes Region Floral Studio), Megan Page (Patrick's), Darcy Peary (LRGHealthcare), and Judi Taggart (community member). This committee of volunteers did an absolutely awesome job of putting together one of the most fun and exciting events here in the Lakes Region. Jeff Beetle and crew prepared a delicious buffet for 500 people. Big Cat Coffee, Sawyer's Dairy Bar and Annie's Café & Catering finished the job with delicious coffee, ice cream and cakes.
We thank all our event sponsors and contributors listed below, for without them, it wouldn't happen. In particular, we thank our presenting sponsor Meredith Village Savings Bank and our Gold Sponsors: Melcher & Prescott Insurance, Lake Opechee Inn & Conference Center and Patrick's Pub & Eatery.
603 Brewery, All Brite Cleaning & Restoration, Amoskeag Beverages, Angels in the Attic, Annie's Café & Catering, AutoServ Dealerships, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, Beans & Greens Farm, Belknap EDC, Beyond the Fringe, Big Cat Coffees, Binnie Media, Body Design by Joy, Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Co., Café Déjà vu, Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region, Contigiani's Catering, Crazy Gringo, El Jimador, Emily Clement-Life Coach.
Also: Fire Clean-up Services, Franklin Savings Bank, Fratello's Italian Grille, Funspot, Gail Beane Graphics, Gator Signs, General Linen, Granite State Glass, Guiseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Gunstock Mountain Resort, H&M Towing, Hair Factory, Hannaford – Gilford, Hart's Turkey Farm, Headliners Comedy Club, Horizon Beverages, InnSeason Resorts, Irwin Automotive Group, Irwin Marine, Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, Laconia T-Bone's & Cactus Jack's, Lahey Landscaping, Lake Opechee Inn & Conference Center, Lakes Region Airport Shuttle, Lakes Region Association, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Lakes Region Coca-Cola, Lakes Region Floral Studio, LRGHealthcare.
Also: Marriott Towneplace Suites - Gilford, Martignetti Companies of NH, Massage Therapy & Hypnosis by Nancy Lee, MC Cycle & Sport, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Mill Falls at the Lake, Nails by Shelly, NASWA Resort, New England Wood Pellets, New Hampshire Distributors, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, O'Du's Hair Salon, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Piche's Ski & Sports Shops, Pike Industries, Robert Allan Clifford Photography, Salmon Press, Sawyer's Dairy Bar, Shaw's Markets, Shooters Tavern & Pizzeria, Steele Hill Resorts, Steven J. Smith & Associates, Stratham Tire, Subway.
Also: Tanger Outlet, The Citizen of Laconia, The Country Carriage, The Fitness Edge, The Golf Club at Patrick's Place, The Laconia Daily Sun, The Margate on Winnipesaukee, The Weirs Times, Trustworthy Hardware, Tylergraphics, U Frame We Frame, Uniformly Yours, WFTN Mix 94.1FM.
In your travels, we ask that you take a moment to thank these people and organizations for their generous contributions to this exciting project.
Darcy Peary, Chair
Megan Page, Co-Chair
and the entire WOW Trail Board of Directors