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Another great 4-H experience; let me tell you about the $660 pie

To The Daily Sun,

The story about "the pie" probably slipped by the news because it was late on Sunday, toward the end of the Belknap County 4-H Fair.
It is such good news, it'll be a story told for days to come! Anyone who has been to a fair knows that a lot goes in to making it happen, including the expenses of the fairgrounds, so when the fair has a simple, fundraising "pie auction,"every amount is dire needed.

I attended this years 74th Annual 4-H Fair event on it's last day, and I happened to see this pie auction going on, and I was marveled. I actually heard one pie go for $75 and I thought, "wow!." Yet, I was running out of time to see the exhibits so I just walked past. Later on, as I was heading to my car, I heard an auctioneer yell out, "$300, do I hear $300?" I thought, "gee they must be auctioning off animals." When I reached my car it was parked next to an antique car, and the gentleman was getting in it. I made the comment he had a nice car, and then chatted about the fair. This is when I learned that
it was not animals — it really was for a pie! He said that he was one of the 50 or so people there, explaining that it was an amazing experience. Telling me that the pie truly went for $660!

He said two sides of the room were betting, more for sport than pie, since they knew it was for a real good cause. He said the room was electric, with folks pulling out from their pants and purses any amount that they had to contribute. Finally one side was $330. and the other $320.
He went on to say that the lady who held the $330 announced, that if the other side would come up with ten more, to match the $330, she would give them the pie AND she would also contribute her $330!He said the excitement peaked when they screamed in applauseto have a pie go for $660!

I'm so glad I heard about the now famous pie; thank you to Ralph Jesseman for telling me this story!

I also want to thank Becky Levesque, who introduced my family to 4-H over 20 years ago. 4-H is for both adults and children, you'll get many experiences — and stories — to remember! I feel electric just telling you about it!

Valerie Kimball
Laconia

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Please join me in voting for Vincent Paul Migliore

To The Daily Sun,

We are all aware of the opiod crisis in this country and how critical it has become in our State of New Hampshire. The problem is overwhelming and now even dangerous for emergency personnel, and the human toll on society is enormous. Like everyone, I’d like to see a concrete, effective approach to attacking the problem. I’m not personally a fan of big government, but when government effectively regulates for the common good, it is serving us as we elected people to do. Hopefully you’ve taken time to read Vincent Paul Migliore’s recently offered root-cause solution to oipiod crisis on just such an approach. He cites examples of other states that are finding success with effective prescription drug monitoring plans that work in concert with the medical and pharmacy professionals. To me, his articulation and understanding of the problem proves he will work tirelessly to find ways for our state to implement monitoring that will also work for New Hampshire.

Electing Vincent on September 5 will put a strong, committed, and proven leader in Concord. He will bring a focus to issues — just like his critical thinking on the opiod crisis — on education, Northern pass and economic growth. He understands what the state representative scope of authority is and doesn’t make promises on issues that are outside that domain. In other words, he’ll put his efforts on issues where something can and should be done, with leadership at the state level. Vincent Paul Migliore has a proven 10 year track record on the Newfound School Board, including tenure as chairman. During that decade, he was at the forefront in bringing fiscal responsibility and accountability to our schools but with the sensitivity to improving student outcomes at a fair cost to taxpayers.

Please cast a vote for Vincent Migliori on September 5, the day after Labor Day — an appropriate day to elect someone who will work for *us,* and not his own personal gain.

Dr. Jerry OConnor
Bridgewater

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