Common Man Concord Hosts Fundraiser for Organization Formed in Memory of Employee

Release Date: Apr 08,2011

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Erica Murphy
Director of Communications
(603) 641-0057

CONCORD, NH – The Common Man Family of restaurants is saddling up to help a New Hampshire non-profit founded in memory of one of its employees that provides short term assistance for the feeding and care of horses.

On Sunday, April 17 from 4 – 9 p.m. the Common Man in Concord will offer a three course meal for $20, with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Becky’s Gift Equine Relief, founded in memory of Rebecca Lang, a young woman who had a great love for horses and concern for their welfare.  Lang started working for the Common Man in Concord at age 15, and tragically died in a car accident five years ago. The organization was formed by her family and friends.

“Becky’s Gift provides equine assistance to New Hampshire families during periods of difficult financial times, no matter what the cause,” said Kathy Lang, Becky’s mother and co-founder of Becky’s Gift Equine Relief. “It is often the animals that suffer when their owner is faced with little income and both human and animal mouths to feed.”

The Common Man dinner selections include Roast Prime Rib, Hazelnut Chicken, Salmon or Stuffed Butternut Squash. Each entrée includes a choice of potato, non-alcoholic drink and chef’s choice of vegetable, salad and a Common Man-made dessert. Tickets are $20 each excluding tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Common Man restaurant in Concord, Blue Seal Feeds in Concord (see Hope), or online at . Those interested in attending may also call 877-723-2597 and leave a message.

This is the first fundraiser for this new 501-c3 New Hampshire non-profit organization. Becky’s Gift is a volunteer group and 100 percent of all donations go directly to equine assistance and stays in New Hampshire.

Founded in 1971 by owner Alex Ray, the Common Man family is made up of 18 restaurants, two Inns, a Spa and Salon, Company Store and The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center. Common Man locations include Common Man restaurants in Lincoln, Ashland, Concord, Claremont, Merrimack, Windham and Portsmouth; Common Man Inn & Spa, Foster’s Boiler Room, Italian Farmhouse and The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth; Common Man Inn & Restaurant in Claremont; Lakehouse Grille, Camp, Lago and Town Docks in Meredith; Route 104 Diner in New Hampton; Tilt’n Diner in Tilton; Airport Diner in Manchester; Common Man Express and the Common Man Company Store, both in Ashland. For more information, visit or become a fan on Facebook at

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