The Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) Annual Celebration will be held Thursday, April 12, 4:30 -6:30 pm at the Beane Conference Center in Laconia. The LRCS Annual Celebration brings together the community-at-large including school and business leaders, donors, supporters, community partners, volunteers and families and individuals to appreciate all those who face extraordinary challenges, recognize accomplishments and to thank all who help strengthen our community by supporting the work we do.

This year’s program “LRCS and The Arts” will honor the many ways the arts improve and enhance lives. The program portion of the evening will include a video presentation featuring students who receive lessons at The Music Clinic in Belmont, live musical performances, and the hilarious standup comedy of Andrew Long.

Andrew Long pictured with Seth Meyers after a recent NH appearance.

Long, who lives in Alton, is an experienced actor, comedian, and comedy writer whose quick wit and comic charm “went viral” when he performed alongside Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” in 2017. He is also part of LRCS’ Self Directed Services program.

The event will begin with a catered reception offering everyone the chance to view displays of artwork created by Individuals served by LRCS. Paintings, drawings, photography, calendars and cards created by talented individuals living with disabilities will be showcased and accompanied by musical performances. Some of the artwork by individuals on display will be available for purchase.

The event will also feature the LRCS Annual Community Partner and employee longevity awards. Selected this year for outstanding support of LRCS and its mission is:

Employer/Employment: Hannaford Supermarkets of Franklin and Gilford

Donor/Supporter: John Moulton of Moulton Farm

Volunteer/Advocate: Shannon Robinson-Beland of Gilford

“We are thrilled to make the arts come alive at our 43rd Annual Celebration. The arts are such an important part of the quality of life and offer everyone a means of communication and expression. We hope that many in community will join us to enjoy this special event,” commented Rebecca Bryant, LRCS President & CEO.

RSVP by April 9. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited! Respond by contacting Judy Maguire at 603-581-1504 or Judith.maguire@lrcs.org.