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November 28, 2011

The Waterville Valley Realty team hosted our 5th annual Community Holiday Party on Saturday, Nov. 26. 

It was great fun visiting with our Waterville Valley friends and neighbors and meeting new ones.  I think this is the first party we’ve hosted that I really got to enjoy myself – probably because I didn’t have to do any of the cooking or baking!  Executive Chef, Jeff Brown, of the Waterville Valley Conference Center (not to be confused with OUR Jeff Brown, Realtor!), provided a plethora of great tasting hors d’oeuvres and baked goods. 

We raffled off pairs of Waterville Valley lift tickets, Nordic passes, sleigh rides, a year’s subscription to the WigWag, and fun and unique gift baskets from Dreams & Visions and Toad Hall/Bookmonger. 

The lucky winners were:

Katie Sowyrda – 2 lift tickets
Maureen Fish – Nordic pass
Mike Aronson – Gift basket from Dreams & Visions
Kathy Ward – Gift basket from Toad Hall
Eric Hansen – Nordic pass
Jean Champagney – 2 lift tickets
Jenny Sowyrda – Sleigh ride for 2
Ellie Knight – Nordic pass
Frank McGrane – Nordic pass
Nathan Knight – 2 lift tickets
Bill Sowyrda – Sleigh ride for 2
John Recine – 1 year’s subscription to the Waterville Valley WigWag

A BIG THANK YOU to our generous friends who donated the prizes:  Waterville Valley Ski Resort, Dreams & Visions gift store, Toad Hall toy store, and David & Birdie Britton at the WigWag.


Waterville Valley Realty’s annual party celebrates the arrival of winter and the upcoming holidays, but it also serves as a reminder to us of the importance of giving and paying it forward – especially in these trying times.  The Waterville Valley Realty team kicked-off the holiday season’s spirit of giving at our annual party by making donations to the new Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program (below) and to the Waterville Valley Foundation

(Pictured l-r: Dean Haymes (Adaptive), Kathy Chandler (Adaptive), Jeff Brown (WVRealty), Marc Bellerose (Adaptive), Jean Champagney (Adaptive), Kate Wheeler (WVRealty), Matt Champagney (Adaptive), Susan Hammond (WVRealty), Jan Stearns (WVRealty), Jim Wall (Adaptive) & Frank Freeman (WVRealty).

Waterville Valley is a community where people have a genuine concern for each other.  We hope our friends and neighbors will consider supporting non-profit organizations with gifts of money, time or goods.


The Waterville Valley Realty team is holding a canned food drive through December 15.  You may drop-off non-perishable food products at our office (41 Valley Road), we will deliver them in time for the holidays to the Campton Area Resource Center Food Pantry, which serves the Campton/Thornton region.

Toad Hall and the Bookmonger stores are accepting toy donations for families who need some extra help this holiday season.  Drop-off new, unwrapped toys at the store in Town Square by Monday, Dec. 19. 

Thank you for joining us at our annual party, and thank you in advance for your generosity this holiday season.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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