The Lakes Region
Rock the Boat for Good
Back in 2009, a number of Free Staters moved to the lakes region and started gathering on the third Saturday of the month in Belmont. They soon decided to make a difference, to rock the boat, to fix what they felt needed a bit of sweat equity. They adopted a highway, which they tend four times a year. They created the LRP Toy Drive, which has grown every year since. Then they started LRP Beach Day, which draws locals to a delightful beach barbecue to raise money for charity.
The group has given out over $10,000 in four years. Naturally, they get pleasure from giving, but they also present Free State Project participants as neighbors worth having. There is a good reason that people who associate with the Lakes Region Porcupines do better in elections! Being good to your neighbors not only opens up conversation, but it also gives them a reason to trust you in a position such as representative, where your goal is to protect them from encroaching government.
Lakes Region Blog Posts
Lakes Region Facts
Major Towns: Laconia, Alton, Barnstead, Gilford
Great For: DIY’ers, families & couples, integrating with the locals, quiet, rural/nature
Not For: singles and super-social folks, proximity to major cities, walk-ability
Tony Jankowski is an early mover and the organizer for the Lakes Region Porcupines and Co-Founder of the LRP Toy Drive and LRP Beach Day. He resides with his wife and sons in Tilton.
Séamas is a long-time FSP participant and has served as its treasurer. He moved to New Hampshire in 2013 and Wolfeboro in 2015. He is knowledgeable about the area and happy to answer your questions.