About Us

Bethlehem Events Committee

Our Mission

The mission of Bethlehem Events is to promote pride and community spirit among residents, enhance Bethlehem’s image, attract new residents, businesses and visitors, and improve the social and economic well-being of residents of Bethlehem. We accomplish the goal of strengthening the vibrancy and activity of the Bethlehem community by recommending, overseeing, and organizing an annual portfolio of cultural and recreational special events, programs and activities.

  • Pride and Community 80% 80%
  • Image Enhancement 90% 90%
  • Economic Well-Being 70% 70%
  • Community Vibrancy 90% 90%

OUR TRACK RECORD

With several years of aggressive guerilla marketing strategies under its belt, Bethlehem Events has successfully gained state-level exposure for our community events. With publications such as Union Leader, Newsweek Magazine, NHPR, and multiple appearances in several local newspapers and radio stations, our outreach work promoting the town of Bethlehem has already had an effect.  Visit our Press page to see a small sample of what we have already achieved with our marketing goals.

WHO WE ARE

Bethlehem Events is a completely volunteer non-profit organization that works year-round planning and scheduling events that are fun for the whole family, and in almost all cases, completely free. As individuals and as an organization, we are passionately invested in our community and we work together as an apolitical unit to help others see what we see in Bethlehem, with the hopes that other community members are also inclined to get involved with the direct actions we perform to market and drive interest in our town. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

President

Bethlehem Fire Chief and founder of the annual Christmas in Bethlehem festival, Anderson has a long, rich history as a community member and community leader.

Phil Bell

Phil Bell

Vice President

Lifetime resident and business owner, Phil Bell operates Beech Hill Auto, spearheaded the restoration of our broken town pool, and hosts car shows and drive-in movie nights during the summer.

Angel Larcom

Angel Larcom

Executive Director

Owner of Larcom Studios, Director of 42 Maple Art Center, and Co-Founder of Bethlehem Art Walk, Angel has been directly involved with countless vibrancy projects in Bethlehem for over 15 years.

Casey Bonilla

Casey Bonilla

Treasurer

Music industry veteran, stage manager, tour manager, and mother of five, Casey has been active and involved with a multitiude of community and educational events and organizations for over 10 years.

Heidi Vaughn

Heidi Vaughn

Secretary

An artist and photographer, Heidi has been a founding member and event coordinator for NEST for several years and is an active member of both Bethlehem and Bethlehem Arts Community.

What We Do

Bethlehem Events handles a robust program of year-round events and programs and have been creating some events for over 8 years now. Other events are new to the roster and will continue to grow in scope in the future.  We also actively support other community events and initiatives, including the Annual Car Show, the Summer Concert Series, and the Bethlehem Benches and Flower Boxes.