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Belknap County 4-H Fair to be held Aug. 8-9


BELMONT — The Belknap County 4-H Fair, which will take place next weekend, Aug. 8-9, is the biggest little agricultural fair in New Hampshire.

The Fair begins Saturday, Aug. 8  at 9 a.m. and will run through Sunday, Aug. 9, at 5 p,m.

Kids under 10 have free admission and those over 10 pay admission of $7 for a visit packed with fun and entertainment. Active military and veterans with ID are also admitted free.

The Belknap County 4-H Fair has been providing fairgoers with great animal exhibits like ox pulls, draft horse demonstrations, and 4-H youth animal displays. The historic Colonial Barn is chock full of the craft and educational products done by area youth with the 4-H program.

There will be demonstrations of old time engines, blacksmithinmg, yarn spinning and chair caning.

The entertainment stage on Saturday has ongoing musical entertainment with performances by The Rockin' Daddios, Joel Cage, Tristan Omand, The Central Baptist Church Choir, and from Nashville, Tim Charron. On Sunday will be Tristan Omand, Bow Junction, Studio Two (a Beatles Tribute).

Ed the Wizard will wander about the fairgrounds entertaining children on both days.

Kids and those young at heart will love the animals, games, and exhibits. And what little one doesn't love a pony ride? On Saturday is the garden tractor pull and on Sunday the motor "doodlebugs" Both Saturday and Sunday feature traditional kid's games like bubble gum blowing , pie eating contests, jello eating and water balloon throwing.

Fairgoers will be able to browse the exhibits, crafts and entertainment, check out the pulls and all those delicious traditional fair foods.

Italian Sausage subs, fries, onion rings, ice cream, fried dough, and great grilling items will be available.

For additional information and exact schedule, visit the Fair website at www.bc4Hfair.org and plan on becoming part of the 72nd annual Belknap County Fair---where memories are made and fun is a tradition.

The fairgrounds are centrally located in the beautiful Lakes Region just a short 20 miles north of Concord. Take 106, to just south of the Laconia/Belmont line and follow the signs to the Belknap County 4H Fair! For those of you coming Interstate 93 get off at exit 20 and take Route 140 to Route 106 and turn left toward Laconia.


Photo Caption:

Teams of oxen are one of the regular features of the livestock exhibits and judging at the annual Belknap County 4-H Fair which will take place next Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9, at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Belmont. (Courtesy photo)


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Gilmanton Food Pantry plans fundraising concert

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry wil host a special Fundraiser Concert to be held on Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works..

The event will feature  Jim Barnes, NH Balladeer, who is a well known Folk Singer, Balladeer, Irish Troubadour and Storyteller.

The Gilmanton Food Pantry is still collecting school supplies which include: back packs, (K-High School), scientific calculators, jumbo glue sticks, graph paper, index cards, colored pencils, 1 & 3 subject notebooks, book covers, #2 pencils, crayons, 1" binders, rulers, fine point Dry Ease and fine & broad tip washable markers, etc. For more information contact Beth Lavin at 267-1934.

The Thrift Shop will be featuring a $5 bag sale during the month of August.


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New Hampton to mark 117th annual Old Home Day

NEW HAMPTON  — On Saturday, August 8th the Town of New Hampton will celebrate its 117th Old Home Day at the Town House located at 86 Town House Road. Opening ceremonies will begin the events of  the day at 10:30 a.m. Veterans are urged to attend and gather around the flagpole as the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country is recited as part of this opening event.

An Antique and Classic (pre-1985) Automobile show will follow as well as games for the children.

A free Baked Bean Lunch will be served at noon, a tradition of many years, with a variety of

bean dishes donated by local cooks including, for the 5th year, the inclusion of Bean Hole Beans which are baked through the previous night on site.

Gerry Grimo and East Bay Jazz will be providing music from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and

the evening Square Dance will be conducted by Adam Boyce, Sue Hunt and Friends. The Square Dance will be held from 8 until 11 p.m.

New Hampton organizations participating in this year's Old Home Day festivities include the

Police Association, Fire Department, Garden Club, and Historical Society. The Police Association

will be selling hamburgers, hotdogs, and soda. The Fire Department will provide raffle items

with a Boot Drive and T-shirt sales and will display equipment from the Department. The

Garden Club will have plants and other items for sale and also have raffle baskets. The New

Hampton Historical Society Museum will display items of interest concerning the past.

A Church Service will be held at the historic Dana Meeting House located at 288 Dana Hill Road on Sunday, August 9th at 10 a.m.

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Affordable Health Screenings coming to Gilford

GILFORD —  Residents living in and around the Gilford can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Gilford Community Church will host this community event on August 7. The site is located at 19 Potter Hill Rd in Gilford.

Screenings can check for:
• The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
• HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels
• Diabetes risk
• Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis
• Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.

Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with customers to create a package that is right for them based on age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

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