Barnstead Old Home Day will be 9/9 from 9-3 at the
Entertainment will include a car show, a
parade, a line dancing demo, a dog obstacle course, a kids bike
parade, kids games with prizes, face painting, vendors and many
We’re still looking for vendors and
others that would be interested in either being in the parade or
having a booth on the grounds. If you’d like to be a vendor, please
contact Lori Mahar at LoriMahar@tds.net. For
other info, please contact Kathy Kelley at
Barnstead Parks And Recreation Summer Concert Series
August 19 please join Barnstead Parks and Recreation in welcoming
Mark Huzar’s Roots Society, to the concert stage. Come witness
the debut of our friend Mark’s newest musical project.
Currently a trio, the band features Mark Huzar on vocals and guitar,
Carleton Page on guitar, mandolin and banjo, and Ryan Barrett on
percussion. This evening’s performance promises to bring a
pleasing mix of blues, country, roots, bluegrass and classic music,
along with Mark’s original songs. Mark and Carleton met in the
late 90s when both worked for Daddy’s Junky Music in Manchester.
Mark and Ryan played together in the early days of Tore Down House.
The PMHS Music Boosters will be on hand offering concessions as a
fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Disney, where the band will be
a part of the big parade. Remember to bring a lawn chair or
blanket and a friend or three or five. As always, smoking and
alcohol are prohibited on the Parade Grounds. Come enjoy this
free event and show your support for local music! This
not-to-be-missed show starts at 6:00 pm.
Foss Memorial Library News
Summer Reading Reminder
Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World” will be ending on
Saturday, August 19. Individuals who have registered for the program
and wish to receive awards and surprises can bring their list of
books to the library or log them online anytime through August 19.
Participants who complete the requirements will be entered into a
raffle and receive surprise ending packets.
Join us for Toddler Time and Story Hour at the library starting the
week of September 5th. Toddler Time is Tuesdays at 10:30am for
children up to 3yrs and Story Hour is Wednesdays at 10:00am for
children 3yrs and older. These programs run weekly throughout the
school year, with some exceptions during holidays and school
vacations. Please check our online calendar at oscarfoss.org for a
full schedule. Come join us for some stories, music & movement, and
arts & crafts fun!
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit
our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about any of our
programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar
Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday:
10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday
and Monday: closed.
Benefits Accepted At Barnstead Farmers Market
Farmers Market accepts SNAP Benefits! Recognizing that food
nutrition is vital to everyone especially those who are eligible for
the SNAP Program, our farmers market applied for and received a
grant to accept the EBT card used for SNAP Benefits.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits
to low-income individuals and families and provides economic
benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic
hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with
state agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and
faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for
nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for
the program and can access benefits.
Our market is full with
locally grown vegetables, homemade sauces, jams and jellies and so
much more to offer our SNAP customers. Please visit the market
located on the corner of Rte 28 and Maple Street in Barnstead. For
more information, please visit
or contact Lori Mahar at 603-269-2329 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. We look
forward to serving you.
Barnstead Old Home Day
Submitted By Kathy Kelley
Are you ready
for a great day full of fun, entertainment and food? The Barnstead
Old Home Day Committee has been working very hard to make that
happen! Please put September 9 on your calendar from 9-3 to be at
the Barnstead Elementary School for a great celebration of our town
and our people.
We’ll be starting off with a trained dog
demonstration, then a chance to give line dancing a try, a LARGE
parade at 11 (There’s still time to let us know if your group wants
to march or enter a float!), a presentation to honor our veterans,
kids’ bike parade, Motion Man, antique and specialty car show with a
prize for people’s choice, Citizen of the Year will be announced and
the entertainment will be rounded out by an open mic with
Barnstead’s own Chris Bonoli.
On top of that, there will be
games, miniature horses, bouncy houses, face painting, a
touch-a-truck event and free balloons! There will be vendors
where you can peruse such things as crocheted animals, beauty
products, alpaca items, Tupperware, wood crafts and lots of FOOD.
Our local farmer’s market vendors will be joining us on the school
grounds so you can see everything at the same site. No charge
for entry or parking. It’s a free day to come out and enjoy
our town together!
Buy tickets to get in on the raffles for a
50/50 or better yet, the incredible, personalized quilt that has
been lovingly made and generously donated by Eileen Murley,
customized just for the Old Home Day theme of “Putting Barnstead on
If you’re a non-profit or community organization, we
welcome you to make a float or march in the parade, as well as have
a free spot to introduce yourselves to the community. We
already have the Barnstead Community Grange, the Oscar Foss Memorial
Library, Revolution United Soccer, the Center Barnstead Christian
Church as well as our wonderful Barnstead Historical Society signed
up! For you photographers, there will be a “Beautiful Barnstead
Photo Contest” sponsored by the Barnstead Community Grange.
The Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Highway
Departments will also be coming with some surprises of their own.
We’ve had great support from our Board of Selectmen as well as
all the town employees as we’ve worked to put the day together. A
special thanks to Jeannie Terry who has assisted us with taking in
all the vendor applications and keeping the account straight.
watching for more information each week as the day approaches.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Barnstead 2017 Citizen Of The Year
This year the Barnstead Old
Home Day will be awarding ‘Citizen of the Year’ to one of
Barnstead’s deserving residents. Everyone knows of a dedicated and
hard-working person that has helped to make Barnstead a better place
to live over the years, so please take time to nominate him or her.
We are asking for nominations from community members. Recent
recipients of the Citizen of the Year award are:
2015 Jeannie Terry
2014 Stuart ‘Twink’ Merrill
Other residents that have received this award are Tony Bugieda,
Roland Bunker, John Cotton, Francis ‘Jean’ Eastman, Elvia Hetu,
Vincent Miller, Dave & Eileen Murley, Ed Neister, Leighton Tasker
and Carol Tiede.
If you know of a Barnstead resident that is
deserving of this honor, please mail your nomination to:
Barnstead 2017 Citizen of the Year, c/o Barnstead Town Hall, PO Box
11, Ctr Barnstead, NH 03225, or email to:
and put Barnstead 2017 Citizen in the subject line. All nominations
must be received by August 26 to be considered and the presentation
will take place on September 9.