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To the editor:

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 9th annual Community Spelling Bee benefiting The River Center a wonderful success.

We would like to thank the many sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants who supported The River Center through our recent Spelling Bee challenge. Thank you to the Finlay Foundation and other anonymous donors for putting forward matching funds totaling $14,500. Through the community’s support we meet this match!

This year our Round Sponsors were Depot Square LLC; Lake Sunapee Bank; Masonic Altemont Lodge #26 of Peterborough; Monadnock Paper Mills and Peterborough Lion’s Club. Tournament Sponsors were Dead River Company; RiverMead and Trinity Evangelical Church. Our Media Sponsor was the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. Team sponsors were Flashpoint Technology; Monadnock Community Hospital; Sage with Thyme Catering; Staff Development for Educators and several anonymous sponsors. Honey Bee sponsors were Appropriate Solutions; Clark-Mortenson Insurance; Compass Financial Group; Concord Street Health Institute LLC; E&S Insurance Services; First Tracks Marketing Group; Grace Electric; Hobbs Jewelers, Inc.; Jellison Funeral Home; Joseph’s Coat; Manhattan East Hair Design Studio; New England Forest Products; PC Doctor and Romeril Tax and Accounting, LLC.

Raffles were donated by The Bond Wellness Center; Foggy Hill Farm and an anonymous donor. Silent auction items were donated by Bananagrams, Inc; Cabot Creamery; Callahan, Atkins Law Office; Charlie’s Old Thyme Creamery; Harvest Thyme; La Mia Casa Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria; Outerwall-Redbox; OxBow Farm; Performance Health and Fitness; Shattuck Golf Club; Carole Phillips, Grammie’s Cup of Tea; Studio 105 Hair Design; Healing Hands Nail Salon; Embody Wellness. Special thanks to Barbara Robson; Peter Robinson and Roy’s Market; Peterborough Camera; Monadnock Oil and Vinegar Co; Ava Marie’s Chocolates; Bonnie Coll and Coll’s Garden Center & Florist; Susan Shute; George Sterling of Sterling Business Print & Mail and Steven Lipofsky.

Thank you to our Bee officials: our Masters of Ceremony, Ken Sheldon and Bob Pettegrew; pronouncers, Christine Howe and Ted O’Brien; judges, Tim Clark, Tina Kriebel, and Lynn Snow and live Tweeters Chris Halverson and Katie Gardella.

The River Center is your family and community resource center, here for you, your family and your neighbors.

Margaret Nelson,

Executive Director,

The River Center


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