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Grinchmas Who-Liday Spectacular on Dec. 4 at Cranmore

Grinchmas Who-Liday Spectacular on Dec. 4 at Cranmore

November 19, 2021

North Conway, NH – While it may have skipped a year, Grinchmas is coming… or Grinchmas Who-Liday Spectacular is. This 4th annual event will be held from 12:30-3 pm Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Arlberg Learning Center at Cranmore Mountain Resort. The learning center is located to the left of the ski area’s main entrance off Old Bartlett Rd.

Included will be holiday activities; chalk drawing; Whoville hair styling; photos with the Grinch, Santa and Mrs. Claus; and “Reindeer Stable” featuring Little Angels Service Dogs. To keep children and family members safe, activities will be held under heated tents outside the Arlberg Learning Center, and hand-made Grinchmas masks will be provided to children to wear. Other hands-on activities will be packaged in to-go activities for families to do at home.

This local event was initially started by Badger Realty and Northway Bank.

"While our main focus was providing a festive and fun event for local families, through sponsorships and local donors, Grinchmas also has raised money for local non-profits as well as nearly $1,000 in wish-list items,” said Brenda Leavitt, managing partner of Badger Realty.

"This year, we are so happy to have introduced Cranmore Mountain as a major sponsor and venue for this event, as well as to have invited Little Angels Service Dogs to be the managing beneficiary,” said Jessica DiPietro, VP of Operations of Badger Realty.  “Our goal has always been to continue to grow the event each year and make it a true community-wide celebration, and we are very excited to see Grinchmas get bigger and better with Little Angels Service Dogs at the helm!"

Little Angels Service Dogs, headquartered in Bartlett, NH, is dedicated to changing lives, one dog at a time. Staff work to prepare and place fully-trained service dogs in homes with children and adults with disabilities to help them live more independent, enriched lives.

“We at Little Angels are so grateful to Grinchmas’ presenting sponsors, Badger Realty, Northway Bank, The Coleman Companies and Cranmore Mountain Resort, for naming our organization the non-profit beneficiary of this event,” said Josh Drew, executive director of Little Angels Service Dogs. “We also appreciate all the many other volunteers and businesses donating time and resources, allowing this event to continue.”

Included among current sponsors are Moose Painting, The Valley Originals, The Root Cellar, 27 North, The Penguin Gallery, Leavitt Contracting, Salt and Light Photography, Infinger Insurance, HarriganPhoto.com, Hastings Malia Attorneys at Law, Happy Valley Popcorn, Milford Flooring, Minuteman Press, and Jewelry by Timothy W. Psaledakis & Friends. Additional sponsorships are still available; donations give twice … covering event expenses so the day remains free to families while also supporting the work of Little Angels Service Dogs. Those wishing to become a sponsor, can email [email protected].

Those wishing to donate in-kind items on Little Angels’ wish list, can drop them off at the event or at Little Angels’ headquarters at 1088 US Rte. 302 in Bartlett. Items in high demand at Little Angels include paper towels, non-toxic cleaning supplies, towels, dog shampoo, dog toys, dog collars and agility sets. A complete list of items can be found on Amazon at https://a.co/dmjzli6.

For additional information about the event or Little Angels Service Dogs, find us on Facebook @littleangelsservicedogs.ca, visit littleangelsservicedogs.org, email [email protected] or call 603-374-5156.

Photo Credit: Rachel Sharple, Conway Daily Sun.

 

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