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Newfound Country Store, 408 Mayhew Turnpike (Rte. 3A) in Bridgewater. Start time will be 9 a.m. but everyone is invited to come early to register if need be, get their raffle tickets, buy coffee or a bite to eat, warm up their muscles or simply enjoy chatting with neighbors and fellow par- ticipants. Costumes, funny hats, strollers, and friendly, leashed pets are welcome.
Store owner Holly Kerouac, Dan MacLean, and the rest of the organization look forward to seeing everyone for an hour or two of fun in support of New- found Children & Families in Need and its mission to help oth- ers.
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point and back to the store.
The event has become so popular with those looking to work up an appetite for turkey that Kerouac reached out to Tapply-Thompson Community Center, and none other than As- sistant Director Dan MacLean (son of Fred and Flo) jumped on board to help. Through that partnership, they have formed the nonprofit group Newfound
Children & Families in Need. Last year the Turkey Trot funds they received were used in several ways. Through the Oper- ation Warm program, they were able to purchase snow pants,
boots, and winter jackets for local youth. In addition, when they learned that one student
was in need of a pair of glasses, but the family just couldn’t afford the expense, Newfound Children and Families in Need made the purchase for them. Each year they also provide gift cards for gas, groceries, and other essen- tials to families who are in need of help to get through the long winter months.
Besides registration fees and donations from Turkey Trot par- ticipants, the group also relies on the generosity of local sponsors and is now seeking businesses and organizations willing to help. A sponsorship of $250 or more
will feature them on all promo- tions for the Turkey Trot, along with a spotlight on Facebook and signage at the event. Raffle Sponsors are also being sought. The raffle is very popular each year, and Newfound Children & Families in Need are looking for donations such as gift cards, swag items, or any type of fun prizes for lucky participants to win. Of course, donations of any other type, whether they be cash or a donation in kind, are gratefully appreciated, too. Those interested in joining their growing group of sponsors can pick up a form at Newfound Country Store or TTCC, then mail it to TTCC, 30 N. Main
St., Bristol, N.H. 03222. Checks should be made out to “TTCC” with “Turkey Trot” noted in the memo line. Anyone with further questions can send an email to
For those who pre-register online through the community center’s Facebook page (click on events), the entry fee is $20, for which they will also receive a performance hat. Same-day reg- istration (no hat included) will be by donation that morning and tickets for the raffle that will be drawn at the end of the event will also be on sale.
The November 24th Tur- key Trot is a rain, snow, or shine event that will begin at
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