Good Friends fundraiser event kicks off Friday

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KEENE, N.H. — Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM are once again teaming up with Douglas Cuddle Toys

to support the Keene Salvation Army's annual Good Friends campaign - the largest fundraising effort in the Keene area that's facilitated by outside organizations.

The campaign will kick off on Friday, Nov. 10, with KNE-FM broadcasting live at the Banks' 84 Marlboro Street branch from 10 a.m. to noon.

Throughout the holiday season, all SBW branches will serve as point-of-sale locations, selling stuffed animals donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys for $10 each.

The Salvation Army receives 100 percent of the sale proceeds and uses the funds to help the community and those in need. Last year's campaign raised more than $25,000.

This year's warm and fuzzy fundraising ambassadors include Vixen the Fox, Gizmo the Cat and Marshmallow the Polar Bear.

"The Good Friends campaign is an event that all of us at SBW look forward to each year," says Gregg Tewksbury, president and CEO for Savings Bank of Walpole.

"Raising money for the Salvation Army is important because the proceeds enable them to provide a number of different services and resources that help the community.

Of course, the campaign wouldn't be possible without the generous donation of stuffed animals and all the effort of everyone at Douglas Cuddle Toys. We're excited to

be teaming up with KNE-FM and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group to help make this year's fundraising initiative a success."

Founded in 1875, Savings Bank of Walpole is headquartered in Walpole, N.H., and serves the Connecticut River Valley and Monadnock Regions of New Hampshire and Vermont from offices in Walpole and Keene.

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