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Waiter Dinner and Auction benefits Franklin Opera House


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

On Sept. 8, 17 notable “celebrity” waiters served a packed house at the annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction to benefit the Franklin Opera House. Held this year at the new Elks Lodge in Franklin, the event was sponsored by AutoServ of Tilton.

Great food and fine wines were enjoyed by more than 130 attendees. Guests generously tipped their waiters, then bid on items in a silent auction and a live auction following the dinner. More than $10,000 was raised in all. Proceeds support the ongoing mission of the Franklin Opera House to provide the best in community arts programs and live entertainment to the Lakes Region.

Celebrity waiters pictured (left to right) are Todd Workman, executive director of PermaCityLife; Andréa Davies, of the Scott Spradling Band; Marty Parichand, owner of Outdoor New England; Chris Seufert attorney and Opera House Board member; Tony Giunta, mayor of Franklin; Margaret Lohmann, school nurse at Paul Smith School; Leigh Webb, former state representative; Madi Smith, student actress and director; Dan LeGallo, superintendent of Franklin Schools; John Masse, president of Franklin Footlight Theatre; Scott Burns, former state representative; Werner Horn, state representative; Ken Merrifield, N.H. Commissioner of Labor; Chuck Drew, Tilton Police officer; Sharyl Geisert, owner of White Tiger Karate; Glenn Morrill, retired; Kamal Gosine, local tennis pro; and Tim Morill, owner of Morill’s Landscaping.