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Mark you Calendar for the Children's Auction Dec 6-9 at The Belknap Marketplace in Belmont

Join us for the 41st Annual Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, presented by Hannaford Supermarkets, Tuesday, December 6- Friday, December 9 live at the Belknap Marketplace in Belmont, NH.

The Auction airs daily from 9AM – 7PM. Each day will be filled with terrific items up for bid, on-air fun and appearances from friends and neighbors throughout the community. On Friday, December 9, Auction volunteers will come together to announce the total funds raised for children and families in need. Don’t miss it!

Although the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction doesn’t officially start until Tuesday, Dec. 6, the organization’s executive director Jennifer Kelley said people can pre-bid on high-priced items this year.

“We listened to all the people who were talking about the auction, and they said it would be so great to see some of the more expensive items in advance,” Kelley explained. “So on Black Friday, which is Nov. 25, we are going to highlight any item that is $300 or more and people can start pre-bidding on it.”

Donations for the $300-plus items are due Tuesday, Nov. 15. Just drop off your items at any of the many collection sites by Nov 15th. Donation sites can be found at

To read full article visit Laconia Daily Sun, Oct 26,2022

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The Belknap Marketplace, located on Route 3 in Belmont, is the recent shopping center acquisition of Vernet Properties. People in the Lakes Region knew the property as the Belknap Mall. The new owners have renovated, are signing new tenants, and have changed the name to The Belknap Marketplace to reflect its re-emergence as a multi-use destination in the area. George Vernet, principal and founder of Vernet Properties, is delighted that The Marketplace will be a part of the Auction.

“It is an honor to be associated with such an outstanding organization as the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction,” states Vernet. “They provide so much to the Lakes Region community. The Belknap Marketplace looks forward to hosting this event that financially supports local children and families in need.”

Jennifer Kelley, GLRCA Executive Director, is thrilled to hold the Auction at The Belknap Marketplace. “We are grateful to everyone at The Marketplace for welcoming our hundreds of Auction volunteers into their space,” she states. “The Auction is such a valuable community event. Business leaders throughout the Lakes Region continue to show their generosity to the Auction as we raise funds to financially support local, low-income children and families. Thanks to everyone at Vernet Properties for welcoming the Auction to The Marketplace!”

Come experience the Auction in person at The Marketplace! The week always holds fun surprises. The Marketplace offers plenty of convenient parking, and there will be plenty of in-person viewing on set. Join us December 6-9 to be part of the magic!

Watch, Stream or Listen

Can’t make it in person? There are so many ways to enjoy the Children’s Auction and bid on fantastic items for your family and friends. Breezeline subscribers can watch us on Channel 12, and LRPA viewers can tune into Channel 25. Prefer to stream? We’ve got you covered! Stream the Auction from your smart phone, computer or mobile device at, the Laconia Daily Sun website at, at or You’re a radio star? Then listen each day with Zack Derby and friends at Lakes 101.5 FM.

You Can Help The Auction!

Donate Items

Your holiday shopping anyway – why not buy something for the Children’s Auction? We’re looking for new, unused items, big and small. Gifts cards are always a hit with our bidders. Other popular items include electronics, tools, tickets to sporting events, toys, services – you name it, we need it! Convenient item collection sites are now open throughout our region, including Alton, Ashland, Belmont, Bristol, Center Harbor, Franklin, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, Plymouth and Tilton.

Visit for details. And on Black Friday, November 25, visit our collection site at the Belknap Marketplace and drop your items off between 11AM – 3PM. On Saturday, November 26, items can be dropped there from 9AM – 1PM. We will also be accepting items T-TH of Auction Week right at The Marketplace. Stop by and see us in person!

Bid High, Bid Often

As we always say, it’s for the kids! Bid online at, or over the phone during Auction week at (603) 527-0999. Your generosity makes all the difference in the lives of local children and families in need.

New This Year – Pre-Bidding!

You asked and we listened! Staring on Black Friday, November 25, online Auction bidders can bid early on items with a retail value of $300 and more. Anyone can bid on these featured items and the items will close during the Auction, December 6-9. Want to donate a special item valued at $300? Drop it off before November 15 and it will be included in our new, online pre-bidding! Fore more information, visit or call (603) 527-0999.

Become a Sponsor

If you’re a business owner and have always wanted to get involved with the Children’s Auction, it’s not too late to be a Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities exist at every level. Email us at or call (603) 527-0999 for more information on how your business can make a difference in the lives of children. Have an idea for a new kind of sponsorship? We’re ready to listen. Thank you!

Let’s Get Social!

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Kick off your holiday season at the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, December 6-9 at The Belknap Marketplace in Belmont, NH. See you there!


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