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With the holiday season underway here in New England and communities gathering together in celebration, we here at G.A.L.A. are celebrating with you too! We are grateful to share in the joy this time of year brings and certainly look forward to seeing many of you at our Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Party tomorrow night or at our Wreath Making Workshop on Wednesday.
As we search for those very special gifts to share with friends and loved ones, please consider visiting the local businesses in Wolfeboro, NH to support Buy Local, Give Local this holiday season. Wolfeboro merchants invest a lot in the community and they give year round to various non-profit organizations, including ours. Throughout the months of November and December many of Wolfeboro’s merchants have been working together to give to local non-profit organizations by doing Buy Local, Give Local, where a percentage of what is spent in Wolfeboro will be given to a variety of organizations.
Winnipesaukee Chocolates has pledged to split 5% of their sales between G.A.L.A. and Appalachian Mountain Teen Project. So when you’re shopping for the chocolate lover in your life & enjoy hiding sweet treats in their stocking, consider buying locally which will also support our programs throughout the New Year! They also carry toffees, truffles, caramels and other melt in your mouth chocolate delights to indulge in.
Made on Earth has also chosen us to share a percentage of their proceeds with. They have many gift items to choose from with a selection that is sure to please that special someone in your life. And if you’re one of those gents who likes to wait until the very last minute to shop, this will be the place for you to go! You can purchase clothing, jewelry, natural body products and specialty gift items all in one stop.
Both of these merchants support not only local organizations, but fair trade businesses as well and are committed to positive change for the global community. Orders can be taken on-line. We are grateful to partner with them and appreciate their Buy Local, Give Local efforts. “Like” them on Facebook. Thank you, Thank you, Winnipesaukee Chocolates and Made on Earth!
Additionally, there are drawings weekly in these stores for Wolfeboro Bucks. These bucks will be redeemable at all participating merchants and will increase in value as the New Year approaches. Make sure you register each week!
So…please consider doing your holiday shopping at the following stores and let some of your money go to the many non-profits supported in the Wolfeboro area: Artisans Corner, The Country Bookseller, Black’s Gifts, Sandy Martin Gallery, Granite State Goodies, Sprouts, Flags over Winnipesaukee, Penny Candy, Butternuts, Emma Taylor, Marie’s Treasures, Gatherings by Stellaloona, The Art Place, Champagne Taste, Winnipesaukee Chocolates, Made on Earth, Mari’s Treasures.
This year Slow Food Carroll County is celebrating Terra Made Day by savoring unusual flavors & culturally significant foods from the Ark of Taste; a catalog of rare and local breeds of livestock, beverages, vegetables, fruits, grains & other foods that are on the verge of extinction. We will be gathering on December 11 to share a meal, potluck style, and learn more about the Ark of Taste, Terra Madre, and the meaning of Slow Food.
Come and bring a dish that holds a significant place in your life… maybe an old family recipe, or something you grew and preserved in some way. We will share food, discuss food local culture and memories, and the Slow Food Carroll County Board will share a short presentation or film.
We will gather at 6:00pm at the Wolfeboro Public Library in the conference room. Please bring a dish to share, and if you have any questions please contact Nadine San Antonio, the Slow Food Carroll County Board Chair, at 603-539-6767. For more information about Slow Food, please Click Here