KYC Thanks Our Chili Challenge Sponsors and More!

i Sep 28th by

The Kingswood Youth Center is pleased to thank our generous sponsors, donors, and all those who helped make the KYC’s 14th Annual Chili Challenge fundraiser a success!

Congratulations to our winners! People’s Choice: Katie’s Kitchen in 1st place, Troop 165 in 2nd place and Nolan’s in 3rd place Judge’s Choice: Nolan’s in 1st place, Edgerly’s Farm Stand in 2nd place, and Marker 21 in 3rd place

Event Sponsors and Donors: At the Inferno level: Ballentine Family Foundation, D.F. Richard Energy, Green Mountain Furniture, Karen Haskell, North Main Café, Pella Windows & Doors of New England, Rotary Club of Wolfeboro, Thibeault Heating & Cooling, Wolfeboro Lions Club

At the Caliente level: Bank of New Hampshire, Edward Jones Investments: Brian Laing, AAMS, Gallagher’s Plumbing & Heating, Katie’s Kitchen, LaValley Building Supply, M & T Bank, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrymeeting Marina, Profile Bank, Richard J. Neal Jr. DMD PC, Suzanne and Richard Ayers, The Full Belli Deli

At the Spicy level: Bradley’s Hardware, Brewster Academy, Cummings, Lamont & McNamee, PLLC, Doran Independent Insurance, Eldridge & Gillespie, PC, Eric Gibson, Garwoods Restaurant, Giguere Electric, Inc., Headwall Construction, Jean Pearce, Kalled Law Offices, PLLC, Lakes Region Auto Source, Law Offices of Kurt D. DeVylder, PLLC, Maxfield Real Estate, Melvin Village Marina, Mitee-Bite Products, LLC, Nolan’s Brick Oven Bistro, Sager & Smith, PLLC, Shaun and Ellen Berry, Summit HVAC, The Groleau Financial Group, The Kindness Animal Hospital, Trenta, William J Krause CPA, P.C, Winni Paw Station, Winter Harbor Veterinary Hospital, Wolfeboro Corner Store, Wolfeboro Dockside Grille & Dairy Bar, Wolfeboro Family Dental, Wolfetrap Grill & Rawbar

At the Sizzlin’ level: Anne MacLellan, Antonucci Insurance Services, Inc., Avery Insurance Agency, Back Bay Clothing, Back Bay Dental, Barbara Lobdell, Black’s Paper Store, Branch & Bloom, Brookside Plumbing and Heating, Inc, Burnt Timber Tavern, Butternuts, Carolann and David Silvia, Calico Graphics, Camp Sentinel, Central Insurance, Clarke Plaza Self-Storage, Clean Cut Construction, LLC, CWA Lighting Group, LLC, DJ’s Septic Pumping, Eastern Propane & Oil, Exit Realty Leaders, F.L. Putnam Investment Mgmt. Co., Goodhue Boat Company, Granite State Glass, Grey Shingles Camps, LLC, Hannaford, Alton, Harvest Market, Hawkeye Woodwrights, Heckman’s Flooring, Ironwill Contractors, LLC, Irwin Automotive Group, JC Signs, J.L. Sweeney Co., Inc, John J. Hammond, D.P.M., Judy and Peter Cole, Lakes Region Survey Service, Lanes End Marina, Linda’s Flowers, New Durham General Store, Overhead Door Options, LLC, PSI Molded Plastics, Rotary Club of Wolfeboro- Board of Directors, Santoro Plumbing & Heating, LLC, Seabird Asian Cuisine, Skehan Home Center, TechniCoil, LLC, The Hearing Aid Shop, The Windrifter Resort, Village Green Landscaping, Winnipesaukee Dental, Wolfeboro Chiropractic Office, Wolfeboro Copy Ship & More, Yankee Smokehouse

At the Hot! Hot! level: All About Kitchens, Back Bay Boathouse, Back Bay Salon, Billy’s Best Deal Tree Service, Bly Farm, Bootlegger’s Footwear Center, Brad Jewell Construction, Bricks at the Lake, DiPrizio GMC Trucks, Great Impressions Staging, Hancock Lumber Company, Inc, Knight Security Alarm Co., Inc., Law Offices of Paul M. Monzione, P.C., Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA-Certified Public Accountants, Mill Street Meat Market, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, Seacoast Pretzel Company, The Kingswood Press, Thursty Water Systems

Contributions to the Hot Pepper Auction: Aubuchon of Ossipee, Bootleggers, Chuckster’s, Coyote Creek Outfitters, Dorinda Louise, Friend of the KYC, Full Moon Farm, Great Waters, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Hannaford Ossipee & Alton, His and Hers Salon, Hobbs Tavern, Johnson’s Steak and Seafood, Karen Burnett-Kurie, Lydia’s Café, New Hampshire Boat Museum, Nordic Skier, Rosie’s Restaurant, Salmon Press, Seacoast Pretzel Company, Seacoast Repertory Theater, Shear Art Salon, Spider Web Gardens, The Colonial Theater, The Mountain Grainery/Ace Hardware, The Music Hall, The Palace Theater, Tractor Supply of Ossipee, Winnipesaukee Equipment Rental, Wolfeboro Casuals

Our chili teams: Chili Aces, Chili Ryders, Winnipesaukee Chapter DAR, Lakes Region Technology Center DECA, Edgerly’s Farm Stand, Katie’s Kitchen, Marker 21, Nolan’s, The Windbreakers, Trenta, Troop 165, Wolfeboro Lions Club

Others who made this event a success: Barbara Lobdell, Brewster Academy, Carolann Silvia, Christopher Tierney, David Bolduc, David Maher, David Silvia, Debbie Maher, Debra Golder, Diane Bolduc, Diane Thayer, Don Smith, Ed Ronan, Eljay Sellinger-Blatt, Ethan Smith, Isabelle Cornish, Joy Peterson, Judy Hatch, Karen Zagula, Kayla Cegielski, Kevin Van Brunt, Leah Ronan, Maria Found, Martha Krause, Peter Llewellyn, Ryan Kenney, Sandra Caproni, Teagan Sellinger-Blatt, Wolfeboro Parks and Rec

The many patrons who purchased tickets and/or participated in the Hot Pepper Silent Auction.

With heartfelt thanks,

Everyone at the Kingswood Youth Center



KYC’s 14th Annual Chili Challenge!

i Sep 14th by















Thanks to the Wright Museum

i Sep 1st by

We love our visits to the Wright Museum, which is just down the road from us and an amazing resource! Some of us rode the Cotton Valley Rail trail to the museum, and spent the afternoon exploring WWII artifacts, art, and vehicles. We checked out the Charles Schulz exhibit, which was fun and interesting!

Joining Forces with Pittsfield Youth Workshop, plus Lakes Region Humane Society!

i Aug 31st by

We had a great time this summer with @pittsfieldyouthworkshop hiking Pine Mt. and swimming at Alton Bay! We’ve also visited the cats at the @lrhs_pets_and_friends plus so much more! It’s been a full summer and we are prepared to make the most out of the next week!

Lakeside Living!

i Aug 30th by

We had a phenomenal evening on Crescent Lake, thanks to Dave and Diane, who hosted us at their beach! We swam and kayaked, ate a family-style meal together, and enjoyed a campfire with ukulele and singing and LOTS of laughs. What a beautiful evening with great friends.


An Week of Live Shows!

i Aug 29th by

We had so much fun during our week of LIVE shows! We attended “An Evening of Broadway,” at the Colonial Theater, thanks to @childrensauction603 . Then the next day we saw @interlakes_summer_theatre ‘s production of Footloose. The following day we spent the evening at 19 Mile Bay and saw @carolynramsaymusic perform! We roasted s’mores and enjoyed lots of other treats, plus swimming. It was quite the week of performances and fun!

Egg Drop/ Defend the Egg!

i Aug 28th by

Egg Drop/ Defend the Egg! We love this program and run it a few times a year! We spend time creating and inventing ways to keep an egg safe when we drop it from Abenaki Tower. Will YOURS survive? Only one teams’ didn’t this time!


2022 Granite United Way Advocate Award

i Aug 22nd by

We are honored to be the recipients of Granite United Way’s award!

GUW writes:

Granite United Way’s ADVOCATE Award is presented to individuals/companies/organizations who have demonstrated a strong commitment to advocating for social change. We presented the 2022 ADVOCATE Award to the Kingswood Youth Center in Wolfeboro, NH for their commitment to improving the lives of children and families, and their long-time agency partnership and collaboration in the Central Region. Thank you, Kingswood Youth Center, for all you do for our community!

Some community members responded with the following comments:

“Kudos! You have great programs and caring and enthusiastic staff. Thank you for all you do for our youth and community.”

“You guys are so deserving of this award 💕 This is my middle child’s first summer joining the youth center and he absolutely loves it. I love your activities, outings, and the community outreach you do. Great job! Thank you for all that you guys do!”

“Thanks, Granite United Way, for acknowledging this terrific organization that serves the youth in southern Carroll County.”


Swimming with Chucky Rosa of Chucky’s Fight

i Aug 7th by

Once again, the KYC swam with Chucky Rosa on the Seacoast in the name of prevention. Chucky tragically lost two of his sons in less than one year to substances, and he sprinkled their ashes in the ocean. So now, every single day of the year, Chucky swims “with” them and brings attention to the issue of substance abuse. He and his wife run a non-profit organization called Chucky’s Fight, where they raise money to help get people into treatment. We were lucky enough to get to spend the day with them and participate in this special tradition.


New Durham Adventure!

i Jul 31st by

New Durham Adventure! We toured Powder Mill Fish Hatchery last week with a big group of teens. Our tour guide, EJ, was so knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Then, we were treated to ice cream and ended with swimming at New Durham town beach. We were warned the weather would be bad that day, but guess what? It cleared up the minute we headed outside and ended up being a great day. We are surrounded by beautiful landscapes, interesting people, and kind souls… you just gotta put yourself out there, even on rainy days! You never know what could happen!