Join in the family fun at the 7th Annual JBT Hockey Shootout this Saturday January 28th 6:30 PM at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena.
BIG thanks to our New England Wolves, who will take on the Seacoast Spartans, and the ten generous, hard working locals participating in the Not So Mini One-On-One Shootout Competition. The winner of the shootout takes home the JBT Trophy!
Our skaters would appreciate your help with fundraising. Please go to: https://events.thecurestartsnow.org/jbt-shootout/ Every $500 a skater raises gets them one puck in the shootout. Choose a competitor and make your tax deductible donation. Every dollar moves us closer to curing DIPG and finding the homerun cure for pediatric cancer!
Above all, this event is about community. Each year, your love and support fills the hearts of all involved with joy and amazement.
Thank you all.
Together, we are making a difference. Together, we will find the cure.
St. Lucia was formed as a result of volcanic activity and is just 27 miles long and 14 miles across. We went to a volcano. There were mud baths there. We covered ourselves with the stinky mud. I loved it, but Clara did not! We also walked through a rainforest. The tree were really big and beautiful.
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The population of St. Lucia is 174,000 people and the capital is Castries. Our resort was just outside Castries. While we were there we met a lot of really nice people. Some that lived on St. Lucia and many that were from all around the world, places like Switzerland, England, Canada, and some that were basically from our backyard in Melrose, MA and New York.
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St. Lucia is half in the Caribbean Sea and half in the Atlantic Ocean. Our beach was on the Caribbean side. We took a trip on a Catamaran boat. It was really fun, there were huge sails that moved us down the coast. What was even more fun was the dance party (that I started!) on the way home. I met some guys from Canada that taught me how to twerk! Mom got fourth place in a beer chugging contest, and dad sat out, he decided he would give some of the other guys a chance to win. How thoughtful!
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That I am now better at chess than my father. We spend every morning and early evening playing chess on the beach. By the end of the week my Dad really had to try hard to out smart me. No dice dad!!
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That there are alot of honeymooners on St Lucia. I never really noticed until we were having dinner one night and Clara walked very slowly through the resturant chanting at the top of her lungs “Elizabeth pooped” over and over and over again. Mommy, Daddy and I could not stop laughing as all the love birds looked at us.
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We spent our days laughing and swimming. We want to really thank Make-a-Wish and everyone for helping me get my summer back. These are memories we will have forever!! The send off at school was so overwhelmingly awesome! A perfect start to my summer and the perfect end to it was getting home to my friends.
All in all we had a BLAST!! Love you all … Thank you!!!
Today, Make-a-Wish New Hampshire came to take John and the family to the Caribbean to fill John’s Wish of getting his summer back…
Make a Wish picked up the family first, then surprised John at school. Just before the school day ended, all the students made their way outside, with huge signs, big grins and so much spirit! John and his first grade classmates were the last to walk out. It was an amazing surprise!
I am feeling a lot better, thank you for all your positive vibes! Tonight we had the open house for school. I am so ready to get into Ms. Anderson’s class and show her what I’ve got! Here is a photo of us from last year, on our 1st day of kindergarten.
1st Day of Kindergarten (2012). (L to R) Kyle, John, Patrick, Cooper, Andrew, Maddie, Grace and Clara.
The Old Home Day Parade was incredible. Our float won 1st place!!
This could not have been possible without the support of so many of our friends and family!
The JBT T-Shirt booth did an amazing job in the village fields and moved up to the Youth Center to support the JBT Back to School Cut-A-Thon (going on until 8pm tonight!). We’ll post pictures from those activities tomorrow.
Watching the fireworks tonight will be the perfect way to end this AMAZING day.
Gilford Old Home Day is just over a week away, Saturday August 24!
Don’t trim that hair this weekend! SunDay’s Salon and Paul Mitchell are putting on a JBT Back to School CUT-A-THON in the community center during the afternoon of Old Home Day . Bring in your kids for $10 hair cuts. All proceeds will go to the JB Thompson Fund.
In addition, John Bradley Thompson T-shirts will be on sale at a booth in the field. Kids and adult sizes available, come early for yours! Booth opens at 8:00am, buy one for each member of your family. Only $10.00 each!
We have had an event filled homecoming weekend. It has been fun seeing so many people and spending time with friends. Today we were able to relax, swim and eat hot dogs at Welch Island. Here’s a pic of Buck and me just chillin’ this afternoon.