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Lots of people to thank for another successful fall craft fair

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To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary I would like to extend our appreciation to all those who contributed to the success of our 16th Anniversary Fall Craft Fair held at Laconia High School on Oct. 21.

It was a beautiful day and the turnout was great. We were able to fundraise the necessary amount to continue to provide comfort bags to breast cancer patients in the LRGHealthcare Breast Health Program. Our goal was attained thanks to the many customers who attended, and the combined efforts of Auxiliary members, LRGHealthcare, several local businesses, many friends of the Auxiliary, donations at the door, and finally our generous vendors who not only pay a fee to participate but the many that also donate items to our raffle.

We need to acknowledge the wonderful cooperation, and support of the Laconia School District and Laconia High School staff which assisted us with our preparations. Jen O’Reilly, Mr. Kozens and Mr. Peter Johnson helped us with our planning and assisted with answering questions as they arose.

We would like to thank the following businesses for assisting us with either a raffle donation, publicity, parking or other event assistance: Northeast Communications Corp., Jeff Levitan, Fred Caruso, Pat Kelly, Binnie Media NH, LRGHealthcare Public Relations and Marketing,
All My Life Jewelers, Annalee Dolls, Benson’s Hair Salon, Cascade Spa, Eden’s Nails, Genuine Local, La Sasha, Laconia Pet Center, Lakes Region Casino and Restaurant, Lakes Region Cupcakes, Madeira USA, North Country Deli, Norwex, Pepi Herrmann, Prescott’s Florist, Shooters Tavern, The Studio, Wayfarer Coffee, Winnipesaukee Theater, Winnisquam Pizza, Gator Signs, Piche’s Ski and Sport Outlet, Gilford Well, Hannaford, Gilford, Airport Country Store and Deli, Lakes Region Floral Studio, Cormier’s Sugar House, Roche Realty, Coldwell Realty, BYSE Agency, The Home Beautiful, The Taylor Community, Trustworthy Hardware, Kitchen Encounters, Picnic Rock Farm, Proctor’s Lakehouse Cottages, Patrick’s Pub and Eatery, Cantin Chevrolet, Interlakes Family Medical Practice, The Laconia Clinic, Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, The Home Beautiful, Circle Dental, Frank Roche Realty, Joanne Parsons, Manager, AutoZone, AutoServ of NH, Tilton, Laconia Department of Public Works, Sawyer’s Dairy Bar, and Meredith Village Savings Bank.

Special acknowledgement is extended to the Auxiliary volunteers who stood outside for hours to help direct parking. We also need to offer our sincere appreciation to Armand Bolduc and Michael Hodge who donated their spare time to help with our set up and take down.

Many thanks to the dozens of people who offered to bake or made a monetary donation in lieu of baking, and to those who gave donations at the door. Thanks again to the vendors, friends of the Auxiliary and businesses that donated an item to our raffle.

Also, our heartfelt thanks are extended to the friends of the Auxiliary who donated a prize to the craft raffle table. Most of them lovingly made just for our event. Thank you to Betty LaCroix, Diana Goodhue, Barbara Rowe, Ernie Bolduc, Heidi Smith, Nancy Paterno, Pat Weston, and Sandy Marshall.

Finally, we need to thank the volunteers who worked long and hard on the day of the event.

Barbara Tuttle
LRGH Auxiliary
Fall Craft Fair Committee