Posted July 8, 2017
Sargent Center in Hancock, New Hampshire held an Open House for the surrounding community on Saturday,
June 2. More than 100 people toured the 700-acre facility, and enjoyed camping activities including a climbing wall,
nature crafts, and waterfront activities.
Our organization president, Jeffrey Benay, spoke to the gathering at the Center’s Northern Lodge, and explained the
organization’s mission to preserve for future generations the natural condition of the property and to support
innovative high-quality outdoor education programming at Sargent Center. Before introducing the performers, Jeff
presented a thank-you gift to Kobe Biederman, outgoing director of Adventure Camp at Sargent Center.
There was also a Native American storytelling and music performance by the nationally-known Abenaki father and
son team Joe (left) and Jesse (right) Brushac. The performance was sponsored by Friends of Sargent.
Friends of Sargent also conducted an exit survey and read enthusiastic feedback from community members. Many
open house visitors are now on our e-mailing list, and we are delighted to have them involved and supporting our
So, to our new friends and old, you can help preserve Sargent Center by sharing information about our organization
with your friends, family, neighbors, and especially community leaders. Please forward this email to anyone who
would like to help preserve the land and the programs that have made the Sargent experience possible for over a
Jeff Benay, President
Judith Schechtman, Vice President
Kim Merlino, Secretary
Martin Thrope, Treasurer
Jane Barry, Director
Marna Sag, Director
Miriam Weinstein, Director
Friends of Sargent appreciates your past financial support and urges you to consider donating again. If you have
not donated in the past, please consider doing so to support our mission of preserving Sargent Center's land and
outdoor education programs serving kids, teens, schools, and adults.
There are other important ways to show you care for Sargent Center.
o If you are a donor but not a member, you can become a member and show support for our efforts to secure
the future of Sargent Center.
o A “Like” click on our Facebook page doesn’t cost a thing, but shows you appreciate Sargent Center in a way
that millions can see.
Friends of Sargent is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that supports and promotes Sargent Center as a model of
collaborative experiential outdoor education. In honoring its unique 100-plus year history, we advocate for creative programming and
inclusionary practices that will ensure Sargent Center’s future for generations to come.
June 2nd Sargent Center Community Open House a Big Success