ACWORTH, N.H. – A fine art exhibition and sale in the Acworth Town Hall is the centerpiece of a festive day of fundraising activities for local projects Saturday, July 14. The show, benefiting the Acworth Community Charitable Trust, will feature 30 artists from around the region and background live music. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. Also on site will be the annual Silsby Library book sale. At noon, the Friends of the Acworth Meetinghouse will host a chicken barbecue dinner.
The Charitable Trust was founded in 2007 with a mission of supporting projects benefiting the town of Acworth and its citizens. Since then, it has grown to a membership of over 100 and distributed over $91,000 in local grants. This year a total of $14,150 went toward painting of the Valley Church, a fire suppression system in the Village Store, restoration of the Town Hearse, tuition aid for Acworth students attending Nature’s Classroom in New York state and summer programs at the Orchard School in Alstead, restoration work of the Chase Mill in Alstead, and tuition to weaving workshops for a local artisan. The grant program is funded by tax-deductible member donations and the proceeds of the annual fundraiser.