, Kingston, NH


June 5, 2014

Relay for Life

EXETER —Relay For Life of Greater Exeter is quickly approaching, taking place on Sat., June 21 at 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at Sanborn Regional High School, 17 Danville Road, Kingston. Over the past few months teams having been raising money so that they can help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer. So far, thirteen teams have raised over $10,000. Teams will continue to fundraise in the days leading up to June 21 and they will also have on-site fundraisers at Relay.

Relay For Life is a community fundraising walk that allows participants to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. The money raised by the teams funds cancer research and programs for cancer patients and their caregivers.

This year participants may also donate a canned good which will be used to weigh down bags in the Luminaria Ceremony. This ceremony is a special occurrence that takes place at every Relay For Life event to honor those who are battling or have battled cancer. Luminara bags are white bags that are personalized with photos or messages and then completed with a candle inside the bag during the evening ceremony. Following the Relay For Life event, these cans, which will be used in lieu of sand, will be donated to the N.H. Food Bank.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved should attend the last planning and team meeting before the event. The final planning meeting will take place on Thurs., June 12 at 6:00 p.m. at The Exeter Inn, 90 Front Street, Exeter. The team meeting will follow the planning meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the same location.

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Relay For Life of Greater Exeter scheduled for June 21-22 at Sanborn Regional High School. For more information about Relay, to start or join a team, or to find out how to volunteer, please visit, or call 1-800-227-2345.

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  • Precious Trophy

    The Boston Red Sox World Series Tour came to the Sanborn Regional Middle School, in Newton Junction. The program was sponsored by the Newton Recreation Commission in their efforts to renovate Greenie Park. Proud to be photographed with the series trophy is Ransom Larson, 11, son of Leanne and Jason Larson. If you’d like to help with the Greenie Park project, call Annie Collyer at 603-502-2019.

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  • Athletic Scholarship Recipients

    The Hampstead Athletic Club congratulates the following recipients of the Ray Flaherty Athletic Scholarship, Natalie Fabrizio and Connor Kwiecien. Each year the scholarship is awarded to a former middle school athlete who participates in athletics during their senior year at Pinkerton Academy, and who demonstrate leadership qualities, sportsmanship and citizenship. This year due to Ray Flaherty’s generosity the club was able to award two scholarships.

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