Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction Item Collection Sites Open

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LACONIA— The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction announced recently that many collection sites are now open to drop off items for this year’s event from Dec. 5 to 8, at the Belknap Marketplace.

Jennifer Kelley, the auction’s executive director, said, “We’re looking for new, unused items, big and small. Gifts cards are always a hit with our bidders. Other popular items include electronics, tools, tickets to sporting events, experiences, toys, services. You name it, we need it.”

Collection boxes are at these locations in the Lakes Region: 

ALTON: Irwin Marine, 396 Main St., Meredith Village Savings Bank, 82 Wolfeboro Highway

ASHLAND: Meredith Village Savings Bank, 5 Riverside Drive

BELMONT: Baron’s Major Brands, 225 Daniel Webster Highway, Belmont Fire Dept, 14 Gilmanton Road, and Mattress Firm, Belknap Marketplace, 96 Daniel Webster Highway

BRISTOL: Tapply Thompson Community Center, 300 N. Main St.

CENTER HARBOR: Meredith Village Savings Bank, 28 State Route 25

FRANKLIN: Grevior Furniture, 440 Central St.

GILFORD: Franklin Savings Bank, 11 Sawmill Road, Gilford Tennis and Fitness Club, 314 Old Lakeshore Road, Meredith Village Savings Bank, 1383 Lakeshore Road

LACONIA: Body Covers, 94 Primrose Drive North, Irwin Automotive Group, 59 Bisson Ave, Irwin Automotive Group, 446 Union Ave, Irwin Marine, 958 Union Ave, Meredith Village Savings Bank, 379 S. Main St. Rte. 106, The Wellness Complex, 827 N. Main St.

MEREDITH: Edward Jones, 164 NH Rte. 25 #1A, Fitness Edge, 169 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith Insurance Agency, 2 Lakes St., Suite 1, Meredith Village Savings Bank, 71 NH Rte. 104 and 24 NH Rte. 25

MOULTONBOROUGH: Meredith Village Savings Bank, 991 State Rte. 25

PLYMOUTH: Meredith Village Savings Bank, 131 Main St.

TILTON: The Country Store at Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road, Dox on Winnisquam, 927 Laconia Road

For more information, to donate or volunteer, visit or call (603) 527-0999. 

About the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction:

Numerous fundraising events in the Lakes Region throughout the year support the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, including our four-day signature event every December. In the past four decades we have distributed more than $8 million to over 80 nonprofits that serve low-income families and children in the Lakes Region, all through volunteer efforts, community donations and corporate sponsorship. The Auction falls under the umbrella of the Greater Lakes Region Charitable Fund for Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps local community organizations that serve children and families in need. For more information about the Auction, the nonprofits it supports and how you can help, visit

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