Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction to Hold its First Theater Fundraiser

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An Evening of Broadway to be held on August 17 at the Colonial Theatre Laconia

LACONIA —The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction will hold its first theater fundraising event, An Evening of Broadway, on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre Laconia.

The event is family-friendly, and tickets range from $20-$30. Individuals are also invited to sponsor a seat for $20 per child to allow children from the Boys and Girls Club to attend at no cost. All donations are tax deductible.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or in person at the box office at 609 Main St., Laconia, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are very excited to be collaborating with local community theater groups to create this fundraising event,” stated Jennifer Kelley, the Auction’s executive director. “Our area is robust with talent, and we are eager to showcase it. We are also thrilled to give kids in need the ability to attend the show at no cost with our Sponsor a Seat initiative.” 

The show will offer musical performances of all ages from local community theater groups, including Franklin Footlight Theatre, One Light Theatre, Pittsfield Players, Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, and Streetcar Company. This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Bank of New Hampshire and MB Tractor.

Jessica Alward, a longtime community theater performer, said, “The Children’s Auction makes a significant impact for low-income kids in the area. Many children have had the chance to participate in theater only because of the Auction. We are thrilled to be able to give just a little bit back through this event. There will be at least five local community theaters represented in the show and all those talented Lakes Region performers will have the chance to share one big stage!” 

The mission of the Children’s Auction is to engage the community to financially support children in need with a vision to ensure that every child is empowered to succeed and positively impact a thriving Greater Lakes Region community. 

Over the past 40 years, the Auction has distributed $7.5 million to local nonprofits that serve people living with low to moderate incomes.

For more information on the Auction or the performance, contact Kelley at or call 603-527-0999.

Learn more about the Auction at

About the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction:

The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction is a charitable event held every December in central New Hampshire. Countless volunteers and donors have turned the Auction and its many fundraising events, including the It’s For the Kids Community Challenge, into a major annual campaign. In the 40 years that the community has come together for the Auction, an impressive $7.5 million has been awarded to local nonprofit organizations, all through volunteer efforts, community donations, and corporate sponsorship. The Greater Lakes Region Charitable Fund for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps community organizations in the Central New Hampshire region. For more information about the Auction, the nonprofits it supports, and how you can help, visit

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