GALA

Team Captain Judi Taggart, left, displays a Lake Winnipesaukee watercolor print donated by WaterMark Maps in Concord while she collects a Nahamsha Gifts sports bucket from Taylor Tognacci, donated for the Gift Card Gala. (Courtesy photo)

GILFORD — The 7th Annual Pub Mania Gift Card Gala has been transformed from the bingo event to an online bidding opportunity. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction's new initiative, the It’s for the Kids Community Challenge.

Over $5,000 in gift cards and prizes were collected from nearly 100 local businesses. Tagg Team Captain Judi Taggart combined the donations into prize packages available for public viewing and bidding on Facebook @Patrick’s Pub Mania. Packages will be posted weekly on Monday through Aug. 24, with bidding open through each Friday at 6 p.m. The auction will end Aug. 28. Gift cards are for local restaurants, retail stores, recreation, overnight stays, massages, and salons. Unique, New Hampshire artwork and prizes will also be available. A leader in community support, Kathy Tognacci is awarding each high bidder a 10 percent discount on non-consigned purchases valid at Gilford Country Store, Nahamsha Gifts in Meredith and Live Love Lake in Wolfeboro.

“In these changing and very challenging times, Tagg Team members want to raise funds for nonprofits providing essential services to Central New Hampshire children and families. I am overwhelmed with the tremendous support received from so many businesses and individuals in our community,” said Taggart.

With questions, contact Judi Taggart at tagtem@metrocast.net or 603-493-9524. The Children’s Auction will be Dec. 8-12. Visit childrensauction.com to learn more.

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