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Hannaford Supermarkets to be PRESENTING SPONSOR for 2020 Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction

39th Annual Children’s Auction is December 8-11, 2020

LACONIA — The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction is pleased to announce that Hannaford Supermarkets will be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2020 Auction.

Hannaford has been a loyal supporter of the Auction for more than 15 years, donating funds, items and employee volunteer hours. However, 2020 marks the first year that the supermarket will take on the role of Presenting Sponsor. Sherri Stevens, Manager of Community Relations for Hannaford Supermarkets, says supporting the Children’s Auction is a perfect example of Hannaford’s tagline, ‘Greater Than Groceries.’

“We like to think of ourselves as more than the building down the road that provides groceries,” says Sherri. “Community is so important to us at Hannaford, and it’s clear that it’s important to our associates, too. Our employees feel a particular passion when an event supports kids. We know that to help our kids grow and learn and develop, we must invest in them. We genuinely believe in and understand that they are our future.”

Larry Poliquin, Franklin Store Manager, has been with Hannaford for more than 30 years. He’s been a dedicated Auction volunteer for nearly two decades and is responsible for connecting Hannaford and the Auction. Larry serves on the Auction Board of Directors and its Disbursement Committee. “It’s amazing to see the amount of need the Children’s Auction fills,” Larry states. “It’s great to see the number at the end of the week, and to know that money is going to help children.”

Sherri Stevens agrees. “The fact that Larry identified the Auction as an area where we could help, and that it’s making such an impact, is so meaningful to us,” she says. “We’re hugely proud of Larry and the other associates who have joined him along the way.”

Jaimie Sousa, Chair of the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, adds, “We are excited to have Hannaford partner with the Auction as 2020’s Presenting Sponsor. Hannaford's management and staff support their communities through giving back. This year more than ever, we look to community leaders such as Hannaford for their commitment to children and families in need.”

Mark your calendar for the 2020 Children’s Auction: December 8-11, 2020!

About Hannaford Supermarkets: Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 184 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at


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