Epsom NH News

October 26, 2011


The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club will be hosting a Snowmobile Safety Course for ages 12-15 at Lake Shore Farm (275 Jenness Pond Rd, Northwood, NH) on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 8 am to 2 pm. Lunch will be provided.


To register, contact club President, Jeremy DeTrude at 603-942-8478 (H) or 603-425-8791 (C) between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. And, as always, we really appreciate our landowners and are always looking for new members. www.northwoodcrankpullers.com



Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 is hosting a Scrap Book event on Saturday, November 5th from 1-9 pm at the Epsom Public Library. Call Vickie at 736-4707 or Jennifer at 736-8681 to reserve your spot! Food and beverages will be included in the fee. Plan to spend the day with us for a great time of scrap booking and fun!



Free Womenís Conference October 29, 2011

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

American Legion Hall, Short Falls Rd, Epsom NH

Sisters, Trials, Tribulations, Victories!

Lunch will be provided!

Register today online: WWW.RFMI.US or call: 603-736-9954

When you call, please state your name, address, phone number, and how many will be attending: We look forward to hearing from you today as we need a head account for our Chef to prepare the meal. Sponsored by: Reese Family Ministries International ©





The Epsom-Chichester Lions Club and The Epsom Fire Dept Auxiliary will be hosting another Fabulous All You Can Eat benefit breakfast on Sat, Oct. 29th at the Epsom Fire Station from 7:30am - 10:30am. Cash donations. Proceeds to help Epsom Youth Organizations of Epsom and Epsom Fire Dept Auxiliary. Many of you have had the pleasure of enjoying one of these breakfasts before, We promise you wonít be disappointed. So, mark your calendars, October 29th at the Epsom Fire station.



Free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Epsom Fire Station 12-2 pm Nov 24th.


Looking for food donations and volunteers to help serve. Open to all. Call Karen at 603-736-9954.




Epsom Elks Club

Route 28, just south of the Epsom Traffic Circle.

October 29, 2011

Turkey Buffet! - 6pm

Tickets $8.00

Come rock out to DJ Dan!




At Epsom Central School

Black Hall Rd., Epsom

November 5, 2011

8am - 10am

boys and girls, ages 8-10 yrs old





Continuing with Ron Paul # 2:

The establishment is doing its best to make sure you donít hear about Ron Paulís record and views, so I want to take a moment to tell you what he stands for.


You see, I firmly believe that the more you know about him, the more youíll realize there really is only one true constitutional conservative candidate for President in the 2012 election.


He believes that the federal government should not be doing anything that is not specifically authorized by and enumerated in the Constitution.


You might hear some other folks say something that sounds like that. But look at their records. Donít take my word for his record, get on a computer and check out all of their records. Ron Paul is the only candidate (excluding Herman Cain) in the race who can say that he has never voted for an unbalanced budget or an increase in the debt ceiling. He vows he will never sign one as President. My next letter will list what his priorities will be if elected President.


Les Cash




Epsom Public Library News


The Epsom Public Library will be hosting an American Girl Tea Party on Saturday, November 12th at 1:30 pm. Girls and their guests are invited to an afternoon of Hawaiian luau fun complete with finger sandwiches, desserts and tea/punch. Dress up in your favorite luau outfit and bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal. The library will also be having a drawing for a chance to win the new American Girl Doll, Lanani, complete with a handmade outfit donated by Nancy Yeaton.


Tickets will be available at the library. The tea is free, but reservations are required as seating will be limited. For information or reservations call the library at 736-9920.


Story Time continues on Tuesdays at 2 pm and Thursdays at 3:30 pm. The children listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy simple crafts. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10-7 and Saturday 9-1.



Valley Artisans Artist For The Month


The Artist for this month is Rachel Brown. She is a designer and sewer of her own line of handbags. She designs her own patterns and on some handbags she has used a material that she makes from yarn fibers and recycled fabric.


Every month we have a Free Raffle and this month Rachel has donated a small colorful clutch handbag for this raffle. The clutch is made of her unique fabric made from yarn fibers. We are now on Facebook. There you can see the raffle item and much more about the shop so "friend" us today.


On the first Thursday of every month we have a jury, and this month we have welcomed three new consignors to our shop:


David Emerson is an artist in Wood Working, he specializes in Shaker style pieces.


Liz Corregan is a Potter, who makes a line of large coffee mugs, with city scape etchings on them.


Sandi Reed has joined our many knitters who create wonderful scarves and mittens for the up coming cold weather, she has childrenís sizes too.


We want to welcome these three new consignors to Valley Artisans.


November 5th and 6th we are participating in NH Open Doors Weekend, this is a state wide open house. Go to www.nhopendoor.com, where you can get all the information you need to make for a fun weekend, or just a one day shop and ride. Come and visit us, we are chock full of award winning NH hand crafted items at affordable prices.


Our hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 Goboro Rd. Epsom, NH, from the Epsom traffic circle on Route 4/202 east, take a left at first traffic light. Our phone number is 736-8200.



Epsom Public Library


Are you concerned about identity theft and consumer fraud? On Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00 pm, AARP volunteer Bonnie LaBrack will present a program explaining how to recognize, avoid, and report common scams. As the home page of AARP tells us, "Being informed is your best defense against the many scammers and fraudsters who are out to rob you of your hard-earned income. Theyíre sophisticated and sneaky and can trick even the smartest folks." Attendees of this program will learn how to spot scams and how to refuse and report them.


Ms. LaBrack, a former forensic accountant, will discuss fraud geared to the elderly, investment fraud, Medicare fraud (and why a lot of it doesnít get reported) as well as various scams. "People need to learn how to protect themselves and their hard-earned money. Knowledge is power," she said.


If you are interested in attending the program, you may sign up at the front desk of the library.



Thanksgiving Is Coming

And So Is Our 50 / 50 Raffle


Please help Loudon Food Pantry make this a successful Thanksgiving Holiday for those who canít make it happen for themselves and their families.


We support Belmont, Canterbury, Chichester, Epsom, and Loudon!


50 / 50 Raffle


Because our clothing and household programs are on hold (due to lack of space), we decided to hold a 50 /50 Raffle. In this type of raffle, the winner does not receive goods but will receive half of the ticket sales. We thought this would help out with holiday expenses.


Raffle Dates: Starts November 1, 2011 and ends December 15, 2011. Ticket Prices:50Ę each, 5 for $2.00 10 for $3.00.


You can purchase your tickets at the pantry located at 30 Chichester Rd. in Loudon on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00 am Ė 5:00 pm or Wednesday from 10:00 am Ė 6:00 pm. We will also have an order form on our website at www.LoudonFoodPantry.org starting November 1, 2011.



Thanksgiving Boxes


Each year we give out over 120 Thanksgiving Boxes to households that would not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal.


This year we are handing out Thanksgiving Boxes the week of November 14, 2011. We do this so our patrons have time to safely defrost their turkeys for the holiday. Because we will be closed the week of November 21, 2011 our patrons will be given enough food for 10 days (which includes their holiday dinner). Doing this puts an additional strain on pantry resources but we donít want our patrons to go without food that week.


All donations that will be put into our Thanksgiving Boxes need to arrive at our pantry on or before Friday November 11, 2011. We are normally closed on Fridays but are making an exception due to the holiday. If your donation is received after that date, we cannot guarantee that it will be used in a Thanksgiving Box. Any donations not used in a Thanksgiving Box will be used for our normal distributions.


Items needed for our holiday boxes are: Turkey (whole or breast), Cranberry Sauce, Canned Yams, Turkey roasting pans, Turkey Stuffing (in the bird), Boxed cakes and frostings, Puddings and Jello, and Turkey Gravy, canned.


The following items we are hoping to get fresh (if funds and donations allow) and need to be purchased during the week of November 14th to make sure they are in good condition for the boxes. If you can help with these items, please call us at (603) 724-9731 so we can make arrangements for pickup or delivery: Apples, Bananas, Squash, Carrots, Onions, Potatoes, and Dinner Rolls.


What food we donít receive will need to be purchased. We are short on funds and need donations to make this happen. All donations, small and large, will be helpful and greatly appreciated. Gift cards to Samís Club or Wal-Mart are great as well.


Donation and Contact Information

If you can help, please mail or drop off donations to: Loudon Food Pantry, 30 Chichester Rd., Unit D, Loudon NH anytime Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm or Wednesday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Please make checks payable to Loudon Food Pantry. If you cannot make it during these times, please call (603) 724-9731 to make alternate arrangements.


Food Drives

Are you planning a food drive for us? Please call (603) 724-9731 and let us know. We are servicing five towns out of a small space and handing out food Monday Ė Thursday. Letting us know in advance will allow us to be prepared to receive it Ė even if itís on a Friday or Saturday.


Thank You!

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers and donors for all you have done. All your help and hard work has allowed us to provide enough food for 52,677 meals in 2011 (so far). Without you, this would not have been possible.












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