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Businesses Host Open House to Support local Nonprofit

Guests gather together inside the barn Open House in Center Harbor to support the community.

(Center Harbor) Wood & Clay Fine Homes, Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, and Murdough Design Architects are committed to impacting their community by strengthening nonprofit organizations that provide vital resources. In September, these organizations partnered to host an Open House event to support the services of Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) and bring knowledge to their guests of the work LRCS does to support thousands of families living in the Lakes Region.

The Open House was an opportunity to share a barn building project in Center Harbor with clients, colleagues, family, and friends that all three businesses had a hand in creating. From the well-thought-out architecture to the meticulously detailed construction and the lush outside landscaping, the barn was a stunning sight to see. Guests were invited to tour the barn, enjoy the musical styling from the David Lockwood Band, get to know the businesses and individuals that worked tirelessly on the project, and learn about the mission of LRCS, an organization Wood & Clay Fine Homes, Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, and Murdough Design Architects share a passion for.

“As a former Director of LRCS Family Resource Center, the work and mission of LRCS are especially near and dear to my heart. I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact LRCS makes in the lives of so many members of our community. Working directly with parents who were actively looking for ways to expand their tool belt and improve the lives of their families was humbling and truly rewarding, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to both teach and learn from parents and families in the Lakes Region during my five years at LRCS. When I left in 2014 to join my husband Kevin and my father in our family business, I committed myself to continue to look for ways to support LRCS, and this Open House was just one of the many ways that Kevin and I have maintained that commitment,” states Shannon Robinson-Beland, Vice President and Owner of Wood & Clay Fine Homes.

From this event and through their collective efforts, the three businesses raised over $10,000 for the individuals and families supported by LRCS.

“This was such a unique event and we are more than grateful to the three sponsors who went above and beyond to make the evening special,” states Bob Leda, Vice President of Development and Public Relations for LRCS. “Not only were they able to showcase their talents, but they were also able to champion our cause. The money raised during this event will directly support our work to enhance the lives of the people we support. Lakes Region Community Services Foundation wishes to thank all of our sponsors and especially Julia Byers and Steve Holtzman for graciously allowing us to showcase and host this event at their barn. We are truly appreciative!”