Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop
Gilmanton Food Pantry is currently collecting items for its annual
Yard Sale to be held on Saturday, July 15th from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Be sure to SAVE THE DATE:
We will gladly accept most items
that you may wish to donate. However, we cannot accept
electronics, media including tapes, CDs, DVDs and books or
mattresses. All items need to be in good condition, no missing
pieces or parts and in working order.
Proceeds from this yard
sale support the Food Pantry. You may bring donations to the
Gilmanton Food Pantry during open hours, or if you need assistance,
please contact Barbara Reed at 556-9449 or the Food Pantry at
364-0114. Please leave a message with a call back number.
Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is an outreach program of the
Gilmanton Community Church.
Hours: Wednesday, 3-6 pm and
Saturday, 10 am-2 pm.
1817 Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works.
Parking & Entrance:
Gilmanton Community Church Parking Lot. Look for a sign that
says Harvest Bible Church.
Mailing Address: Post Office Box
16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.
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Annual Garden Party Stroll
On a quiet country road in Gilmanton,
a charming red house sits on a rise. If you drive by and glance at
it, you might nod and say, ďWhat a well-kept lawn and yard.Ē
would be correct, but it goes much deeper than a nicely mown lawn.
The owners of the property, Dick and Sue Barr have fashioned a
series of incredibly beautiful, you-can-stroll-forever gardens that
seem to pop up from the sloping land.
The couple spend all
spring, summer and fall in their gardens, weeding, planting,
replanting and sometimes rethinking where new and old favorite
plants, trees and shrubs will go.
Letís not forget the water
features as well. The Barrs are experts at trying out unusual water
fountains, and when something doesnít feel quite right or has run
its course, they arenít afraid to rethink and redo an area. Case in
point: their beloved little pond area with fish. Sue still shakes
her head in distress when she speaks of the repeated effort of a
nocturnal animal to make a feast of the fish. Tired of the effort
and the risk to the fish, the Barrs removed the pond area and
installed a wonderful new stone water fountain feature.
ago, Dick decided he wanted a little greenhouse. Thus, he sent away
for one from a European company and now has a wonderful greenhouse
on the property. He says itís great year-round and especially
wonderful on a cold and snowy winterís evening to sit in the little
house and look up at the stars in the night sky while feeling the
warm, moist air captured in the structure.
There doesnít seem to
be much this couple is afraid of tackling when it comes to
gardening. If you want to grab a fellow gardener or just want to
stroll some beautiful gardens on a summerís afternoon, head to the
1st Annual Garden Party Stroll at the Barrs. The event takes place
on Saturday, July 22 from 4 to 6 pm at 30 High Street in Gilmanton
and proceeds will benefit the Gilmanton Food Pantry and the
Gilmanton Year-Round Library.
Tickets are $20 per person or two
tickets for $35.00 Wine, cheese and crackers will be served and you
can have a before dinner snack and drink and stroll the beautiful
If you have gardening questions, or maybe you want to
learn more about how Dick and Sue handle installation of the garden
water features or how to grow something unusual or even what the
process was for constructing and heating the greenhouse, the couple
are always willing to chat and give advice.
For tickets to the
event, and to RSVP, call the Barrs at 603-267-1905 or email