Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Civic Groups and Private Business Make A Great Team!

Festive Decorations Greet Visitors to This Year’s WLNH Children’s Auction

Gilford, NH (December 6, 2010) - Belknap Landscape Company Inc. (BLC) is the Lakes Region’s premier landscape design-build firm, providing an unmatched scope of landcare services to area residential and commercial clients throughout all four seasons. This season Belknap Landscape committed to Holiday decorations at the entrances to this year’s WLNH Children’s Auction.

Known for doing such community service efforts in grand style, Belknap Landscape Owner Hayden McLaughlin dedicated manpower and equipment necessary to light up the entrances to the Opechee Conference Center.
Coordinating with the Local Gilford Rotary annual Christmas Tree Sale, McLaughlin’s company is obtaining evergreen trees to mount, light and mulch-in, creating an instant winter wonderland outside the Auction. Additional Hemlocks will be harvested from local BLC properties to add elegance to the display.
“These trees will do double duty,” said McLaughlin, who pledged to provide everything necessary to create such a winter scene. “The trees will provide an attractive welcome to those willing to contribute to the Auction and will be returned to the Gilford Rotary and sold to benefit the Rotary’s ongoing charitable efforts.” And continued “ We will be organizing trucks and employees, obtaining lighting from local stores and building temporary tree stands. It’s our way of saying Thank You to our caring community.”

BLC Employees set-up borrrowed
Gilford Rotary
Christmas Trees at the Auction 

Trees are selling very quickly - hundreds of 1st quality, fresh-cut Fraser Fir and Balsam trees are available in all shapes and sizes from table top to 12 feet tall and a nice selection of holiday wreaths is on display. All are invited to check out the huge selection and register to win one of 30 special raffle items. The Rotary trailer is open from Noon — 8 pm thru Friday and from 8 am 8 pm Saturday and Sunday at The Lowes parking lot in Gilford.

The Auction receives a great deal of traffic through the rear entrance to the Conference Center as donations are delivered and winning bidders collect Auction items.

New this year is the 2010 Rockin Holiday Bash, a Holiday event to further benefit the Children's Auction. Attendees will be delivered to the Conference Center’s front door via horse & carriage for the Friday night, December 10th dinner and dancing event and enter though the Belknap Landscape Christmas Forest to enjoy the festivities inside. Included are both music by the Eric Grant Band and delicious cuisine by O Steaks and Seafood.

The public may purchase tickets now for the inaugural Rockin' Holiday Bash though Help us give the amazing gift of support this holiday season for the children and families of the Lakes Region, while you treat yourself to fabulous food and dance the night away! For more information about the 98.3 WLNH Children's Auction please go to

L to R:  LRBRA Board Members Bill Blanchette, Middleton Builder's Supply, Julie Hayward of Hayward & Company Log & Timber Homes Bob Glassett of Pella Windows and Dale Squires with Belknap Landscape Company.

Related, Belknap Landscape is an active member of the Lakes Region Home Builders & Remodelers Association or “LRBRA”. LRBRA donated over an assortment of tools & other terrific items of value to any Lakes Region homeowner to the Children's Auction and have done so for years now. These items have a retail value of well over $1,000, but usually draw a good deal more for the kid’s benefit.

Belknap Landscape Company is a Lakes Region eco-friendly business - family owned since 1988 and a 2001 Business of the Year Award Winner.

The company specializes in landscape design and permitting, including extensive experience in Shoreland and Wetland Permitting, construction services including site work, softscape and hardscape design and installation and architectural masonry. Grounds Management Services include plant health care, turf management and seasonal enhancement services, along with comprehensive winter snow & ice services for homes and businesses. Plus, BLC employs Tree Care Association certified employees, owns their own sky crane and offers the design, installation and maintenance of irrigation and lighting systems, as well. To find out more, please visit

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