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Annual Dinner will took place on Thursday, March 22, 2018
at the Inn at Whitefield.
                                       Accepting the award was Charlie Fitch III
It was 95 years in the making, the Chamber awarded Fitch Fuel Business of the Year. This award was presented to a well deserving and extraordinary local company. Fitch Fuel's hardworking organization and strong sense of giving back to the community made them the perfect candidate for Business of the Year. A fierce supporter of the Col. Town teams supplying much needed uniforms and sports equipment, as well as donations to all local fundraising events. This winter they answered the call to over 125 new customers that were stranded and in need of fuel oil. The new customers were told by their providers that they were unable to meet their fuel needs. Desperate customers reached out to Fitch Fuel. Without hesitation Fitch stepped up and took care of their community providing much needed fuel with a smile. The Chamber dedicated this award to the late Charles William Fitch II. Congratulations.

                                    Jean Oleson accepting the Director's Award
The Director's Award was given to Jean Oleson for her long career as a valued volunteer. Jean has spent her life helping others and living in Lancaster. Some of her accomplishments include Town of Lancaster Clerk for 30 years as an elected offical. Jean is the co-coordinator for Project Homebound, volunteers with WMRHS Athletic Booster Club, Weeks Medical Center and owner of Oleson's Tree Farm. Jean also volunteered many hours at Col. Town with local baseball leagues of all ages.
Special thanks to Larry Meservey Sr., MOMS of Lancaster/Groveton, that hosted as our Guest Speaker. 
We appreciate and thank our dinner sponsors which included: Mascoma Bank, Bank of New Hampshire, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Cloutier Lancaster Development/ Rialto Theatre, North Country Ford/Schurman Motor Co., Oleson's Tree Farm, and Joanne Jacaruso at the Inn at Whitefield.
Lastly we would like to thank all our Silent Auction contributors which included Santa's Village, Schurman Motor Co., North Country Ford, Jodi Gerrish, Fitch Fuel, Rialto Theatre, Oleson Tree Farm, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Lancaster Fair, Verizon Wireless, MOMS, Lancaster Dental, Riffs Flower Shop, Matthew Roy Stables, Smokin T's BBQ, Aunt Sadie's Candles, WM Rugh Gallery, Omni Mount Washington, Crane & Bell, Mohegan Sun and Union Bank.