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“Fan Favorite” of the night for all of their hard work! T-shirts will also be available for pur- chase at the event for anyone interested, and remember, Dancing Under The Stars is free for anyone looking to have a fun summer night. Marcie would like to give a quick shoutout to the town of Bristol for letting them hold this event! “We were very fortunate that the town of Bristol welcomed us and this event with open arms to help us spread the message that we are here to help.” For more in- formation about Voices Against Violence and where and how to donate, please visit http://www.
So make sure you’re free on July 20th because it’s time to watch some epic dancing! This is not the summer event to miss.
 Minot-Sleeper Library Receives
Grant from the New Hampshire
Charitable Foundation
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Under The Stars Champion is. The dancers have the cre- ative freedom to pick any style of dance they want to perform at the event, so be prepared for some fantastic routines! And with Kelly’s Park being so spa- cious, fans will be able to spread out, relax, and enjoy the eve- ning.
Other than fundraising, this Dancing Under The Stars provides the community with awareness of Voices Against Vi- olence. It is a resource for all over the community.“Voices really is here to help all towns, and we believe that bringing this event to a new town will help spread that message,” Marcie Gow- en-Nobley said. There seems to be a misconception that since Voices is based in Plymouth, they only work primarily for that
town, which is not the case. The Plymouth-based office helps all surrounding towns in the New- found region with a multitude of different issues. Voices Against Violence makes it its mission to support victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and more. They have various support and resources in place for everyone, including their emergency hotline, edu- cation and outreach programs, shelters, and support groups.
There will be a brief inter- mission during the event where people are invited to vote by do- nation for their favorite couple, and the money raised will go to Voices Against Violence. Mar- cie informed me that these do- nations could help with Voices’ various services, like its crisis hotline, shelters, and more. The couple who receives the most donations will be crowned the
Library in Bristol
has been awarded a $5,801.00 grant from
the New Hampshire Charitable Founda-
tion's Library Tech-
nology Grant Program. This program was created in 2021 to help rural and under-resourced libraries meet the increasing need for online access by sup- porting technology upgrades, distance learning, and staff training. The grant will fund technology training for staff, as well as the annual access fee for ten mobile internet hotspots — small devices that carry internet service to remote places. The foundation's grant was made possible by gifts from the Bernice Clay Fund for Lifelong Learning.
“Hotspots are so important to the patrons of our community,” said Jennifer Davis, Director of Minot-Sleeper Library. “They allow patrons the chance to bridge gaps in home-based in- ternet, apply for jobs and attend medical appointments from the privacy of their own homes, and stay in contact with family and friends when needed. This grant allows us to really help those who do not have reliable internet ac- cess at home. “
Minot-Sleeper Library is lo- cated on 35 Pleasant Street in
Bristol, New Hampshire and serves the Newfound commu- nities of Bristol, Hebron, New Hampton, Hill, Danbury, Gro- ton, Alexandria, and Bridge- water. Hotspots can be checked out for a two-week period and are non-renewable. For more information about the library's mobile internet hotspots, call 603-744-3352.
The New Hampshire Chari- table Foundation is New Hamp- shire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. We are the place where generosity meets the dedication and ingenuity of nonprofits and the potential of New Hampshire students. For six decades, thousands of peo- ple have entrusted their charita- ble resources to the Foundation, creating a perpetual source of philanthropic capital and mak- ing it possible for the Foundation to award more than $60 million in grants and scholarships every year. For more information, please visit or call 603-225-6641.
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