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Gift Card Gala will Support the Children’s Auction Community Challenge

Over $5,000 in gift cards and prizes have been collected from almost 100 local businesses. Tagg Team Captain Judi Taggart has combined donations into prize packages that are available for public viewing and bidding on the Patrick’s Pub Mania Facebook page .

Weekly packages will be posted every

Monday through August 24, with bids due every Friday by 6 pm and ending on August 28. Gift cards for local restaurants, retail stores, recreation, overnight stays, massages, salons and more, along with unique NH artwork and prizes, will be awarded to high bidders. A leader in community support, Kathy Tognacci is awarding each high bidder a 10% discount on non-consigned purchases valid at Gilford Country Store, Nahamsha Gifts in Meredith and Live Love Lake in Wolfeboro.

“In these changing and very challenging times, Tagg Team members want to raise funds for nonprofits providing essential services to Central NH children and families. I am overwhelmed with the tremendous support received from so many businesses and individuals in our community. We invite everyone to be part of this fun online activity and bid to win their favorite items,” shared Taggart.

Questions can be addressed to Judi Taggart at or call 603-493-9524. Visit to learn about funded organizations and Community Challenge activities.

Photo: Pub Mania Tagg Team Captain Judi Taggart, holding the Lake Winnipesaukee watercolor print donated by WaterMark Maps in Concord, collected the Nahamsha Gifts sports bucket from Taylor Tognacci for the Gift Card Gala.

Letter to the editor from Judi Taggart: Community Challenge is ON… Gift Card Gala Will Benefit Children’s Auction

The year 2020 will be memorable for so many reasons. For me and others volunteering for the GLR Children’s Auction Community Challenge, we are committed to bringing individuals together to support essential programs serving children and families. The need will be greater than ever moving forward.

At the beginning of 2020, Tagg Team was in high gear and collected over $5,000 in donations for the 7th Annual Pub Mania Gift Card Gala. Because our original bingo plans were cancelled, we have organized donations into an online bidding event. We invite others to be part of our success by visiting the Facebook page PATRICK’S PUB MANIA.  While on this page, you can view many weekly prize packages and place your high bids to win. During August, new prize packages are posted on Mondays at 9am, with bids ending on Friday, August 28 at 6 pm. 

I want to publicly thank these community-minded businesses that donated gift cards and prizes: Adornments & Creative Clothing, Airport Country Store, All Brite Cleaning & Restoration, All My Life Jewelers, Ames Farm Inn, Annalee Dolls, Art Escape, Behold the Beauty, Bootleggers, Brick Front Restaurant, Burrito Me, Café Deja Vu, Cascade Spa at Mill Falls, ClothesLine Children’s Resale Boutique, Crazy Gringo, CrossFit Juggernaut, Dairy Queen, Distinctive Artistic Finishes by Cat Magnant, El Jimador, Engraving Awards & Gifts, The Escape Room Experience, Fireside Inn & Suites, Fratello’s, Funspot, Gilford Cinema 8, Gilford Country Store, Gilford True Value, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Great Northern Trading Co, Green Tangerine, H. Salon, Hannaford, Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, Irwin Marine, Jennifer’s Color Bar, Jerico’s Hair & Nail Care, Jordan’s, Kellerhaus, Laconia Car Wash, Laconia Pet Center, Laconia Village Bakery, Lee’s Candy Kitchen, Liliuokalani’s Ice Cream, Looney Bin Bar & Grill, Lyons’ Den, Massage Therapy & Hypnosis by Nancy Lee, Mello Moose Coffee House, Mill Falls at the Lake, M/S Mt Washington Cruises, Myrna’s Classic Cuisine, Nahamsha Gifts, Narcissus Salon & Spa, New Leaf Shop, Nu Skin by LeeAnn Fay-Ellis, O’Du’s Hair Salon, O’s Steak & Seafood, Osborne’s Winnisquam Agway, Patrick’s Pub, Piche’s Ski & Sports, Prescott’s Florist, Sal’s Pizza, Shaw’s, Shooter’s Tavern, Soda Shoppe, South End Pizza & Seafood, Spa Girl-NH, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Sunflower Natural Foods, T-Bones/CJs, The Hair Factory, The Studio, U-Frame We Frame, The Village Store, Vista Foods, Wal-Mart, WaterMark Maps by Morgan & Scott Walton, Watermark Marine Systems, Wayfarer Coffee Roasters, Wild Women’s Studio & Gifts, Wine’ing Butcher, Winnipesaukee Bay Gulls 2, Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Wrap City Sandwich Co.  During these difficult times for businesses, it’s heart-warming to review this extensive list of supporters!

Each high bidder will receive a 10% discount card, valid on their entire non-consigned purchase at Gilford Country Store, Nahamsha Gifts in Meredith or Live Love Lake in Wolfeboro.

To address any questions, please call me at 603-493-9524 or email  Let’s all come together once again and be part of the Plus $1 Community Challenge goal – It’s for the Kids!

Judi Taggart

Tagg Team Captain

Gilford, NH


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