CONWAY — Continuing the spirit of community giving encouraged under the late Dick Badger, real estate agents and staff at Badger Realty and staff from Bank of New Hampshire spent a recent Monday afternoon visiting the Merriman House and sharing ice cream and a warm smile with residents and their families.

This is the second time they’ve hosted the event with the nursing home, which is located at Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

The 45 residents, family members and nursing home staff were treated to ice cream catered by Vinnie Matturro of Ben & Jerry’s.

Guitarist Carlos Angeles Olmeda provided an instrumental performance that delighted all in attendance.

Badger real estate agents and staff at the event included Peter Pietz, Brenda Leavitt, Jessica DiPietro, Amy Rogers, Linda Walker, Debbie Anderson, David Cianciolo, Ed O'Halloran, Brendan Battenfelder, Eileen Difeo, Norman Head, and Wendy Holmes.

Bank of New Hampshire was represented by Kathy Sanderson.

Badger Managing Partner Brenda Leavitt said: “We love spending time here at the Merriman House. This is one of our favorite community events. All of us at Badger Realty believe in the importance of carrying on the legacy of Dick Badger, who was a well-loved community activist and strong supporter of the Mount Washington Valley. We were pleased to be joined by Bank of New Hampshire this year who share this value.”

Sanderson said: “The Merriman House is a very special home within our community. I feel privileged to spend time with the residents. Bank of NH encourages employees to volunteer, and help sponsor in community events. Spending the afternoon with the team from Badger and sharing ice cream and music with the residents was a wonderful experience.”

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