ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 103
(Senate - June 25, 2015)

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                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS

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                 RECOGNIZING THE NASWA 80TH ANNIVERSARY

 Ms. AYOTTE. Mr. President, I wish to honor a long standing New 
Hampshire institution, often called ``the ultimate NH Resort 
Destination.'' The NASWA Resort at Weirs Beach in Laconia, NH, also 
known as, ``The Naz,'' is named for the natural spring water that was 
found at the site of the original cabins.
  This year, the NASWA will celebrate its 80th year of continuous 
operation in the Granite State. As the 6th annual NASWA Day approaches, 
it is a time to celebrate the thousands of people from New Hampshire 
and around the country who have visited this relaxing destination 
overlooking Paugus Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee.
  Drawing guests from the Lakes Region to the White Mountains, the 
NASWA is a place for people to enjoy the beauty of the Granite State, 
family fun, summertime entertainment and recreation. People of all ages 
can enjoy paddleboats, fine and casual dining, gather with friends, or 
take a swim in the lake. Founded by Greek immigrants in 1935, the NASWA 
is still a family-run business, owned and operated by Hope Makris, who 
continues to live on the property, her daughters Cynthia and Karen, and 
the rest of the family. To this day, you will find Hope in the kitchen, 
baking all of the desserts, including Greek pastries.
  The Makris family has made tremendous contributions to the community. 
Each year, the NASWA hosts the Peter Makris Memorial Run in honor of 
Hope's late husband, which benefits the Laconia Fire Department's Life 
Saving Fund and Water Rescue Team. The Makris family is also committed 
to serving veterans. Hope's daughter Cynthia serves as the Lakes Region 
chairwoman of the Easter Seals Veterans Count program; and for the past 
14 years, the NASWA has hosted the Easter Seals Land and Lake Poker 
Run. The run further benefits the Easter Seals of New Hampshire and the 
Veterans Count program.
  As a native Granite Stater and on behalf of the State of New 
Hampshire, I congratulate the NASWA and the Makris family. After 80 
years, the NASWA continues to be a beloved New Hampshire destination, 
and I wish the Makris family the very best for many more decades to 
come.

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