KINGSTON – The NH Renaissance Faire, held an­nually in May, is a charity event. After expenses are paid, the remaining money is given to charity. This year, the recipients were NH Food Bank and Rock­ingham County Nutrition and Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels re­ceived $13,884 from the NHRF. NH Food Bank received $19,325 – enough to distribute 38,650 meals .

This year, the faire at­tracted 4,560 attendees.

“The reason The NH Renaissance Faire can do this is all the volunteers and everyone who sup­ports our work,” said faire creator Marghi Bean. “Our volunteers are amazing. We could never do it with­out all these good people. We raised $33,209 for our charities. As we say at the Faire, huzzah!”

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Kathleen Palmer