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After 6 years in hibernation, the flamingos returned to Gilmanton

To The Daily Sun,

Gilmanton community:

We are "flocked" (shocked)! After a six year hibernation, the pink birds came back and came back with a vengeance! Our flocking technicians cannot thank you enough for all the fun we had in April. The more than generous donations that came from not only our school families, but the Gilmanton community, were overwhelming. Almost 70 homes were flocked with pink flamingos!

We hope that you enjoyed the flamingos in your yard as much as we liked secretly placing them there. This will be an annual event! Gilmanton School PTA raises money to supplement Gilmanton School students' curriculum and enrich their educational experiences. These activities are extremely important to our children's educational enrichment. Again, thank you Gilmanton community for supporting our students!

Gilmanton School PTA

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Please join us on Sunday for Fashion & Flair at the Belknap Mill

To The Daily Sun,

Laconia is a community that has long prided itself on its historic roots. As the president of the Belknap Mill Society, it is clear to me that our cultural heritage says everything about who we are and how we are evolving as a community. It is truly an honor to be among the many Lakes Region citizens who are committed to preserving our past and developing our future.

There are many opportunities for all of us to make contributions in support of these efforts. One fun and easy way to provide support is to attend the Belknap Mill Society's Fashion & Flair event on Sunday, May 22.

Fashion & Flair will feature many of our own local celebrities and heroes — people who have enthusiastically volunteered to showcase high fashion outfits and accessories on the Belknap Mill's catwalk. Mark Primeau (president of Bank of New Hampshire), Senator Andrew Hosmer, Mayor Ed Engler, Suzanne Roantree of WMUR-TV, and even Laconia's own Police Chief Chris Adams and Fire Chief, Ken Erickson are all among our tremendous cast of runway models.

We are delighted to feature Bank of New Hampshire as our lead event sponsor. We are also grateful to Nike, Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic and Gap at the Tanger Outlets for providing the fashions for the event.

The wholehearted participation of our volunteers and sponsors echoes the community spirit that saved the historic Belknap Mill more than 40 years ago and assures that Fashion & Flair will be an event people talk about for a long time to come.

The afternoon will kick off at 1 p.m. with music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by a professional fashion show in the Rose Chertok Gallery on the third floor of the Belknap Mill. All ticket sales will support the Belknap Mill Society's arts and education programs.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.belknapmill.org or by calling 524-8813.

Please join us in this joyful gathering and celebrate the spirit of community.

We look forward to seeing you all on May 22 at the Belknap Mill.

Allison Ambrose

On behalf of the Belknap Mill Society


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