Children and the Arts Festival receives grants

Published: 9/13/2022 12:27:33 PM
Modified: 9/13/2022 12:27:03 PM

Peterborough’s Children and the Arts Festival recently received two grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

A $7,810 grant from the A. Erland and Hazel N. Goyette Memorial Fund will support a large-scale lantern workshop for the organization’s annual lantern event this December. A second grant of $2500 from the John and Maude Corser Fund will support next year’s arts festival in May.

“We’re extremely grateful to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, as well as to the local community, for helping us maintain our mission of keeping these events completely free for children and their families,” stated festival chair Tina Kriebel. “After a two-year COVID hiatus, we were thrilled to bring the festival back to town last May, and we’re looking forward to reinstating the winter lantern parade as well.”

This year’s lantern festival includes the parade on Dec. 3 as well as an installation in Putnam Park from Dec. 2 to 4. Visiting lantern artist GowriSavoor, who helped launch the first lantern parade in 2018 will return. Savoor will be in town in October to lead a two-day, large-scale lantern-making workshop. 

Anyone interested in donating to or volunteering for either of these events should visit the festival website at or send email to


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