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barnFundraising event to feature live music and dancing with Jumbo Circus Peanuts, seasonal foods, craft brews and more!

Raising $26,000 last year at the same event, New Heights will again “raise the barn” to support school year programming at this year’s 2nd Annual Barn-Raiser on Saturday, October 15.

In addition to live music and dancing with Jumbo Circus Peanuts, seasonal foods and craft brews, the event will highlight New Heights programs that range from the creative arts to science, math, adventure, food and more. This year’s program at New Heights represents a tangible transition from STEM education to STEAM. While STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, the ‘A’ in STEAM refers to art.

“While a lot of fun, this event serves a very serious purpose as money raised ensures more youth can access our programming, which our evaluation shows has positive outcomes for youth,” said Executive Director Tracey Tucker.

Sponsors for New Heights’ Barn-Raiser include Dos Amigos Burritos, Beswick Engineering, Piscataqua Savings Bank, The Provident Bank, Bavarian Autosport, Novocure, Optima Bank & Trust, Citizens Bank and Performance Food Service.

“We also have a number of in-kind sponsors who have joined us this year,” added Tucker. “This event is a great opportunity to join many like-minded businesses and individuals who all believe in the power and importance of out-of-school youth development.”

Tickets are $50. For more information about the event, which takes place in Portsmouth from 6 pm to 10 pm on Saturday, October 15, visit www.newheightsonline.org.

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