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November 22. 2012 8:21PM

Tickets for Loeb School First Amendment event available

CONCORD - Tickets still are available for the Nackey S. Loeb School's First Amendment Awards on Thursday, Nov. 29, featuring conservative columnist, commentator, author and 1996 New Hampshire Presidential Primary victor Patrick Buchanan.

The 10th annual event, at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, honors the First Amendment and New Hampshire residents who strive to exercise and protect the essential rights of free speech and free press.

This year's award recipients are Dave Lang, head of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, who prompted a multi-million-dollar refund to New Hampshire communities through his open government activism; and Debi Clark Valentine, who has organized youth civics programs for nearly three decades through the YMCA's Youth & Government programs.

Led by presenting sponsor People's United Bank, the First Amendment event is supported by a wide variety of businesses and civic and media leaders. Other major supporters include: Public Service of New Hampshire, Amoskeag Beverages, Bank of America, TD Charitable Foundation, The Common Man, Mosse & Mosse Associates, SilverTech, Fallon Community Health Plan, Southern New Hampshire University, Joseph and Signe McQuaid, AT&T, BAE Systems, Lincoln Financial, Live Free or Die Alliance, Wheelabrator Technologies, Fidelity Investments and The Dupont Group.

Thank you to our additional sponsors: Sean and Kirsten Mahoney; Howe, Riley and Howe; BIA; Devine Millimet; Centrix Bank; St. Mary's Bank; Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library; Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green; Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group; Fairpoint Communications; Manchester Newspaper Guild; Gov. Steve Merrill; Fergus and Jenny Cullen.

The event is a fundraiser that enables the school to continue offering free classes and low-cost workshops on topics including the First Amendment, journalism, social media, public relations, public speaking and photography.

Tickets are $50 for the awards event or $75, including a pre-event reception. They are available at ccanh.com, or the Capitol Center box office, 225-1111.


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