Category Archives: Local Fundraisers

5th Annual Strawberry Festival – June 24th

NORTH CONWAY NH – Summertime treats for the family. FREE from 11 am to 4 pm

5th Annual Strawberry Festival Strawberry Smoothies, Strawberry Shortcake,
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate, Hotdogs and Chips.
Music, Games, Strolling Magician,
Display of Antique Cars/Wagons and more.

Raffle, local crafters and a White Elephant Table.
All proceeds will benefit the community programs of Vaughan Services including the Food Pantry and affordable daycare.
Bring the family to this uniquely Americana Festival!

27th Running of the Ducks Sunday May 28, 2017

27th Running of the Ducks Sunday May 28, 2017JACKSON NH – FREE admission… Food, Duck Races, Kids Activities, Traveling Train Rides, 5 Minutes of Fame, Jackson Cake Boss Competition and other individual events may have a fee to enter.

With so many different things happening at this event at different times we have prepared a brochure listing everything happening and when. You can request this brochure on line at www.JacksonNH.com as we get closer to the event or you can call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-383-9356 and request one that will be mailed to your home address. This brochure will help you plan your day at the Wildquack Duck River Festival.

The day’s events start at 8 AM. The Big Duck Race goes off at 1:45 PM and the Regular Duck Race time is 2 PM.

Everyone should come hungry and be sure to check out all the fabulous different foods offered by local and visiting chefs, try the kettle corn, ice cream, lobster sandwiches as well as other select items. Watch the “ever growing” parade starting from the Covered Bridge at 1:30 PM, have your picture taken with “Wildquack” the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Duck, visit local businesses and really enjoy this ‘ole’ fashioned “Day in the Park” created for you and your family.

Visit and bid often at the amazing Silent Auction tables. Find out who will be this years “Jackson’s Cake Boss” by visiting the Jackson Cake Boss Competition Tent area (why not enter to win) and try out all the yummy entrees. Do you think you’ve got talent? Be sure to register for your “5 Minutes of Fame” contest. Just make sure you add this event to your “event choice for Memorial Day Weekend” in Jackson, New Hampshire.

To learn more about how and where you should go to get your Duck Tickets, to volunteer, to register for Jackson’s Cake Boss or 5 Minutes of Fame Contests call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce today at (603)383-9356 or visit us on the web at www.jacksonnh.com.

46th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale Nov. 11th & 12th

eastern slope ski clubNORTH CONWAY NH – The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 46th annual gear sale at the (NEW) North Conway Community Center.

Wednesday, November 9th (6pm – 8pm) DROP OFF
Thursday, November 10th (6pm – 8pm) DROP OFF
Friday, November 11th (3pm-8pm) SKI SALE
Saturday, November 12th (9am-12pm) SKI SALE
Saturday, November 12th (4pm – 6pm) PICK-UP

At this sale you will find everything from new to used ski and snowboard equipment, boots, poles, helmets, goggles, socks, winter coats and more! A portion of all sales go to benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club Junior Program, helping to make skiing and riding affordable and fun for our youth!

Looking to sell the gear in your house? Read below.

Plan on dropping off your clean and ‘modern’ Alpine, Cross Country and Snowboard gear you’d like to sell at the North Conway Community Center on the evenings of Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th between 6pm-8pm. Each item requires a tag ($1 each), which will be available for purchase when you are dropping items off. Or, you can save time and buy them at Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet in North Conway.

All unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) MUST be picked up at the Community Center on Saturday, November 12th between 4pm-6pm. PICK-UP IS ON A NEW DAY AND TIME, please take note. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

The MacKenzie, Lewis, & White Music Scholarship – Sunday September 18th – 6:00pm at The Shannon Door Pub in Jackson, NH

peterpeter-rodJACKSON NH – The concert begins at 6:00pm and ends at 11:00pm! The musicians that play this night receive no fee. They play out of the joy that they get from playing with fellow musicians they don’t get to play with often. More importantly, they play to honor three fellow musicians who loved life and gave to the community their gift of music, and can continue their legacy through the scholarship.

The concert would not be possible were it not for the  support of many people.  We thank our host, The Shannon Door Pub.  We also wish to thank yearly raffle prize donors Attitash Bear Peak, Wildcat Inn and Tavern, Shannon Door, Jackson Ski Touring, Jewelry by Tim Psaledakis, North Country Fair Jewelers, Wildcat Mountain, King Pine, Joseph’s Spaghetti Shed and Sugarmaker Bakery, Muddy Moose, North Conway Music, and Settlers Green.  Thank you also to Alpine Web, Minuteman Press, Web Maintain, Mountain Ear, Conway Daily Sun, and WMWV for helping us to get the word out.

The scholarship is funded totally by the annual concert and raffle, which is not only a fundraiser, but a celebration of the lives of three men who always encouraged young people to pursue their dreams, especially their musical dreams.

Tickets – Admission tickets are available at the Shannon Door Pub the night of the concert.  The ticket price remains $8.00.

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2016 MUD BOWL – SEPT. 9-11, 2016

2016 MUD BOWLMud Bowl, the championships of mud football, will celebrate a theme of “Animation! It All Started with Mud”as part of Mud Bowl Weekend, Sept. 9 through 11.

The theme will be used by participants in the team and the open class for the 34th  Tournament of Mud Parade, set for North Conway Village’s Main Street Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. Look for teams to play with such themes as “Mud Minions,” “Frozen Mud,” “The Lion (Mud) King,” “Muddy Toy Story,” ,”Muddy Monsters, Inc.,” “Mud Duck Tales” and “A Muddy Tribute to Walt Disney.”

Sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages of Bow, overall sponsors of Mud Bowl, the parade also features an open class.

Games in the double-elimination tourney are played at Steve Eastman Memorial Field at Hog Coliseum  Friday through Sunday, with the finals on Sunday. Cheerleaders, kids activities and food are featured.

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2016 Atticus M. Finch Memorial Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park Pet Expo – Saturday, September 24th in Schouler Park

2016 Atticus M. Finch Memorial Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park Pet Expo NORTH CONWAY NH – Mark your calendars!  Our 19th Annual Atticus M. Finch Memorial Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park is Saturday, September 24 in Schouler Park this year!

Come join jus for a fun-filled family day for dogs and people who love them while raising funds for homeless animals.  You can raise money as team member or individually with a dog or in honor or memory of a dog.

To participate, just go to www.conwayshelter.org and set up your personal Firstgiving page.  Then spread the word by sending the link to all your friends near and far to support you.  Or, you can also register by picking up a brochure for the event at many local businesses including Four Your Paws Only and at the Conway Area Humane Society, or give us a call at (603) 447-5605 and we will mail you one.

There will be prizes for the top fundraisers.  All registered walkers will receive a t-shirt.  Registration will take place on Friday, September 23 from 5-7 p.m. at Four Your Paws Only and on the morning of the Walk for the Animals in Schouler Park in North Conway beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The Walk begins with a Blessing of the Animals and participants will set out for Whitaker Woods at 10:00 a.m.  An awards ceremony will follow the walk and then the Pet Expo begins with vendors, demonstrations, contests and a dog show.

Please support the Conway Area Humane Society by participating in this great event.  For more information on being a vendor, sponsor or participant, please call 603-447-5605 or e-mail [email protected]

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7th Annual Putt for Pets Golf Event – August 28

NORTH CONWAY NH – Conway Area Humane Society invites you to join us on Sunday, August 28th 2016 for a great day of golf! This year’s outing will be held at North Conway Country Club.

Putt For Pets Golf Day$85 per player – includes 18 holes of golf, shared cart appetizers on and off the course, and dinner in the Ledgeview Grille overlooking the course. All proceeds to benefit Conway Area Humane Society. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well as prizes!

The Putts for Pets Golf Day is an important event that raises critical dollars to fund the programs and services of the Conway Area Humane Society. These programs and services include the Adoption Program, Adoption Services, Education Programs, The Lifelong Friends Program, The Emergency Medical Care Program, The Guardian Program and of course the sheltering and re homing of cats and dogs.

We hope you will join us for a great day of golf knowing your participation is extremely appreciated by the thousands of pet owners and animals who benefit from having Conway Area Humane Society a part of the community!

We look forward to seeing you out on the course!

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Please call Christy Mackie at 447-5605 with questions about playing in or sponsoring this fun event!

Seek the Peak – Friday, July 15, 2016

Seek the Peak PINKHAM NOTCH NH – We invite you to Seek YOUR Peak in 2016 … While many hikers will choose the challenge of summiting Mount Washington, others will opt for alternative mountain treks, or may even prefer a short “nature hike.” Some may just want to support the Observatory as “virtual hikers,” or simply join for the weekend festivities.

Registrants are asked to raise a minimum of $200 as part of their participation; in turn they are awarded with fabulous prizes and more! Be one of the first 500 to raise $200 and earn a Seek the Peak Eastern Mountain Sports backpack and exclusive Techwick Seek the Peak T-shirt.

Follow these links for additional information about the event schedule, prizes, and more!

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Jen’s Friends Annual Golf Scramble – June 10th

Jen's Friends Annual Golf Scramble - June 10thNORTH CONWAY, NH – Entry fee includes greens fees, golf cart, dinner, goodie bag, prizes and LOTS OF FUN!!

Raffles, Contests, and Games

Choose from 18 holes at either North Conway County Club or Hale’s Location Golf Course.

Wildquack Duck River Festival – Sunday, May 29th

Wildquack Duck River Festival JACKSON NH – May 29th, 2016 the Wildcat River will have almost 3,500 yellow rubber ducks racing against each other on their way to the finish line. The Wilquack Duck River Festival has been helping to raise money for area non-profits such as the Kennett High Key Club, the local Special Olympics swim team, the Jackson Police Department, as well as the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. If you represent a local non-profit of the Jackson Area and would like to be included in this event you are encouraged to call the chamber at 603-383-9356… get involved and take advantage of this successful event.

Admission to this event is still FREE. Everyone is invited to line the riverbanks of the Wildcat River and help cheer their favorite duck onto victory. Duck tickets, food and other activities are priced accordingly.

Kick off for the festival starts Saturday May 14th & Sunday May 15th with the first appearances of Wildquack (our big furry duck mascot) from the hours of 2 PM until 4 PM throughout the Jackson Area. Be one of the first 5 people to spot Wildquack during that time and you could win a prize valued at $25 or more. You will also be able to purchase duck tickets during those sightings or at local participating businesses as well as the Jackson Area Chamber office.

The Duck races, food vendors, Kennett High Key Club Children activities, Artisan Tents, Jackson Cake Boss Competition, 5 Minutes of Fame Stage and more all takes place on Sunday, May 29th from 8 AM – 4 PM. You can sign up for your 5 minutes of Fame or the Jackson Cake Boss competition or if you would like to sign up to be in our parade just contact the office at 603-383-9356 or email [email protected] To find out detailed information, request a brochure or just enjoy some photos of past events, be sure to check out www.jacksonnh.com/event/119/Wildquack-Duck-River-Festival. To purchase Duck Tickets online visit www.jacksonnh.com/tickets-gifts.php. Tickets will be on sale at participating businesses from April 1, 2016 – May 28th. If there are any unsold tickets remaining the day of the event they will be on sale at the event until 2:30 PM.

Jackson, New Hampshire continues to be “New Hampshire’s Best Kept Secret” and we want to share that Secret with you!