Old Home Association will meet on Thursday, June 16th at Smith Meeting House
at 7:00 pm For more info, email
On June 19th the First Congregational Society will hold its first
service of the year at 4 pm at Smith Meeting House located on Meeting House
Road in Gilmanton. The Reverend Sidney Lovett is returning as pastor
and Harriet Coupal as the organist. Services will be held on the third
Sunday of the month through December with the exception of the Old Home Day
service on August 7th.
Everyone is welcome to attend the
non-denomination service. Immediately following the service the congregation
will gather for refreshments in the meeting room.
Juneau and Nicholas Waring, students at Gilmanton School in Gilmanton, were
honored at the Twelfth Annual Scholar Leader Awards Banquet, held at the
Center of NH in Manchester, NH on June 2, 2011. Each student was
presented with a plaque recognizing his or her achievements. The
criteria for being chosen to receive the Middle Level Scholar Leader Award
includes demonstrating academic initiative and scholarship, providing
service to classmates and school, exemplifying attitudes, and demonstrating
leadership in the classroom and school activities.
News From The
Gilmanton Year-Round Library
The 2nd annual Book and Plant sale with
antique car display will be held on Saturday, June 18th, from 10 am – 3 pm.
The GYRL invites the young and old to this fun event. Here’s something
for everyone! There will be a wonderful collection of antique cars
parked on the Library lawn. Owners of antique cars are welcome to bring
their vehicles to be part of the display. In addition, there will also be
hardy annuals from a local greenhouse at low wholesale prices and best
selling, almost new books for sale - $1.00 per hardback and $0.25 per
paperback. The plants sold out fast last year, so come early! For information please contact Carolyn Dickey at 267-6098.
June’s Matinee will be on Monday, June 27th, at 1:30 pm.
The Gilmanton Year-Round Library will be showing the witty, satirical farce
- “Nine to Five”, starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
Light refreshments served and admission is FREE! For more information,
please contact Carolyn Dickey at 267-6098
For more information about
Library events go to www.gyrla.org or
visit us on Facebook.
Church Annual Work Bee
The Lower Gilmanton Church is having their Annual
Work Bee on Saturday, June 25, 2011, starting at 9:00 am. General
outside work are the projects being considered – replace and paint weather
worn boards and fence posts, replace front side of carriage shed roof with a
metal roof. If you would like to help maintain this special landmark,
which is on the National Historic Register, you are more than welcome to
For more information call Bob Potter Jr. at 435-8738.
Bring tools you think you might need to work up an appetite. Many
hands make light work. Please bring a dish to share at lunch time.
Our Annual Meeting will be reconvened during the day to discuss any issues
needing to be considered such as the summer Church services’ schedule. In
case of rain, come on Sunday, June 26, 2011, with the same agenda in mind.
Students Volunteer At GYRL
THANK YOU SO
MUCH to Connor, Rachel, Megan, Cameron, Shannon, Parker,
Mariah, our Gilford High School Volunteers. The Library looks
3rd, a team of Gilford High School Juniors and Seniors (many from Gilmanton)
volunteered 4 hours of community service to the Gilmanton Year-Round
Library. The students washed dozens of small paned windows, edged,
weeded and mulched the gardens and trees and painted the ‘Open’ sign flag
At 10:30 they stopped for a snack and enjoyed Sue Barr’s
fabulous giant chocolate chip cookies. During snack time,
the Gilmanton/Gilford students reminisced about their younger school days at
the Gilmanton Elementary School across the street from the Library.
Then it was back to work! After the work was done around 12:30 the
group enjoyed pizza from the Gilmanton Iron Works store provided by the
Bedard and Barr families
State Of The
Loon – “The Natural History, Challenges,
And Successes Of Loons In New
Have you ever wondered why a loon’s eyes are red? Why
loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs? What loons are saying with
those eerie calls in the night?
Join biologist Harry Vogel on
Saturday, June 25, 4:30pm, at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library, as he talks
about this unique symbol of New Hampshire’s wild lakes and its special place
in the hearts of New Hampshire residents. Harry will talk about loons,
where loons fit in with other birds (you might be surprised!), challenges
facing loons, and the Loon Preservation Committee’s work to safeguard New
Hampshire’s threatened loon population.
Harry Vogel is the director of
the Loon Preservation Committee in New Hampshire. The mission of the LPC is
to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New
Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as
sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding
of loons and the natural world. LPC’s success in protecting New
Hampshire’s loon population has been attributed in large part to the
monitoring, research, management and educational activities of LPC staff,
members, and volunteers.
For further details call 267 –
6672. Refreshments will be served.
GCC Food Pantry
And Thrift Shop News
It seems that you folks love a sale. So
beginning June 13th through June 25th we will be having another 50% off
sale. Included in the sale will be all t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets
and rainwear from infant to adult sizes. Also included in the sales
will be all men’s, women’s and children’s swimwear and cover-ups. As
always, name brand items are not priced higher in our thrift shop.
Remember that our shop is staffed by wonderful volunteers from our church
and our community. All of the proceeds from the Thrift Shop sales go
to help support the Food Pantry and its many programs.
If you would like
to make a donation to the Thrift Shop or to the Food Pantry we ask that you
drop off your donations during our regular business hours. We accept
clothing and wearable accessories only in the Thrift Shop and we ask that
your items be clean and in good, wearable condition. We accept
non-perishable food items for our pantry during business hours also.
If you wish to make a monetary donation you can mail it to GCC Food Pantry
and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton IW, NH 03837.
We are located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the
Iron Works Market. We are open on Monday 9am – 1pm, Wednesday 3pm –
7pm, and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Parking is located in the Gilmanton
Community Church parking lot next door.
We look forward to seeing you in
the Thrift Shop soon!