Laura’s World Fund comes through for Merrimack HS with new concession stand

Telegraph photo by LORETTA JACKSON A white ribbon flutters to the ground as Merrimack’s Dr. Rob Wolf launches the grand opening at Merrimack High School of a newly built and well equipped concession stand sponsored by Laura’s World Fund, a charity launched to honor Rob and Barbara Wolf’s late daughter, a MHS student athlete.

It was Merrimack’s Dr. Rob Wolf, with wife Barbara looking on, who cut the ribbon at the grand opening of a new concession stand at Merrimack High – a nearly $100K project sponsored by Laura’s World Fund, a local charity honoring Laura Wolf – their daughter and an avid MHS athlete who passed away in 2004 after a car crash.

“It is an honor to cut this ribbon,” said Wolf. “This fine structure here at Student Memorial Field will serve generations.”

Jennifer DeFelice, chair of Laura’s World Fund, said at the Sept. 16 event – the first night of “Friday Night Lights” football home games – that “Laura was only 17 but she lived life to the fullest.”

DeFelice thanked a multitude of supporters. The Tomahawks boys’ varsity football team later beat Nashua High North. Bands played. Cheerleaders rah-rah-rahd.

The building process began with razing an old food shed. The new building is spacious with areas for food ordering and food pick-up. Burgers, hot dogs and nachos with a ramekin of hot cheese and other items are stocked. Volunteer chef Kevin Curley manned the new grill. Quarterback Club members Jennifer Savickas, Beth Crampton, Jenn Motyl, Annette Chaput and others served up the eats.

The work was done by area businesses: Alan Soucy Electric; CSSI; Reaction Plumbing; O’Keefe Landscaping & Irrigation, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Southern New Hampshire, in addition to Alpha Graphics and Keach-Nordstrom Associates, Inc.

DeFelice also credited Sean Powers, a board member for the Laura’s World Fund, for endless hours on site. Numerous guests cheered the ribbon cutting.A walkway paving project of engraved bricks is ongoing. Some remain available.

Merrimack varsity cheer coach Holli Meehan, of Londonderry, praised the upgrade as bringing joy to the community.

“The food is delicious,” Meehan said, displaying an emptied tray of nachos.

More information on the project and the engraved brick fundraiser can be had by email to Jennifer DeFelice: jendefelice@