A total of $21,000 was raised by The Common Man Family and Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire at the 13th annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival in Meredith on June 28, to benefit Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM).
Girl Scout adult representatives were on hand at the event to welcome guests, network, and talk about opportunities as G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)™, along with the benefits of Girl Scouting and the positive impact they have as future leaders and advocates for change.
The night’s proceeds benefit leadership development programs for girls around New Hampshire and Vermont, as Girl Scouts participate in troop settings, learn new outdoor skills at day and resident camps, explore their interests in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), enact far-reaching changes through civic engagement, and take action to make positive and sustainable changes through community and council-wide events. More than 4,600 adults are registered Girl Scout members who give generously of their time and talent to ensure girls have the mentors and experiences that foster their imagination, their confidence, and their leadership. GSGWM recruits, trains and supports those volunteers, providing the resources they need to become leaders themselves.
“We are so grateful to The Common Man Family and Martignetti Companies,” said Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Mellor. “The event was fun, delicious and a great success. What’s more, of the nearly 200 in attendance, we are so pleased to have signed up more than fifty new members of our Alumnae Association!”
The festival took place at Church Landing, where wine, craft beer and spirits from local, national and international producers were offered for tasting, along with food from The Common Man, Lakehouse Grille, Camp, Town Docks, Lago, The Corner House Inn, Ooo La La Creative Cakes, Six Burner Bistro, Ben & Jerry’s, and other local restaurants.
Silent and live auctions featuring weekend getaways, wine tastings, tickets for concerts and plays, boutique baskets and more added to the evening’s festivities.
Support of this kind provides the resources needed to provide the girl-focused and girl-led programs that make Girl Scouts the world’s premiere leadership development organization for girls. GSGWM serves more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our innovative leadership programs help girls discover, connect, and take action as they develop strong values, a social conscience, and a deep sense of self and their potential. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.