Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) will be this year’s gold level sponsor for the second annual Belknap House Masquerade Ball. The Ball will be held Friday night, October 13th, at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall on 291 Union Avenue in Laconia. An evening event requiring formal or semi-formal attire, guests of the Masquerade Ball will also enjoy entertainment, dancing and a full dinner.
The Masquerade Ball is a key fundraising event for Belknap House, the cold weather shelter for homeless families with children in Belknap County. Located in Laconia, its mission is to provide safe shelter for families during the cold winter months, when children are most vulnerable. Belknap House also empowers families to become self-sufficient and independent by offering resources and educational opportunities.
“Meredith Village Savings Bank is honored to once again sponsor the Masquerade Ball for Belknap House,” said Rick Wyman, President of MVSB. “They provide an emergency safety net for those with no other options during the harshest months of winter. We hope that people of our community will join us and assist Belknap House by volunteering or donating.”
“Our shelter plus the education and resources we offer helps families with children get on the right path,” said Colleen Garrity, President of Belknap House. “We’re grateful to MVSB for sponsoring the Ball for the second year in a row and appreciate their support of our mission.”
Belknap House provides families experiencing homelessness in Belknap County safe housing from mid-October through mid-May. Guests are admitted through local welfare department referrals. Educational assistance and skills training offered include money management and how to be a good renter, as well as other pertinent and valuable life skills. From June through September, the shelter serves as a hostel for visitors to the Lakes Region. For more information about the Masquerade Ball, Belknap House, and to purchase Ball tickets, visit belknaphouse.org.