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!
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!
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.
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! 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!
We are honored to be the recipients of Granite United Way’s award!
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.”
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! 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!
We had the best evening last week enjoying the lake with friends of the KYC! KYC board president and his family opened up their home and beach for us to swim, paddleboard, kayak, float, splash, and jump! And eat! LOTS of eating! They cooked up a huge dinner with plenty of desserts to satisfy a big group of hungry teens! We had the best time and are so lucky to get these kinds of experiences!