On the list
of “favorite things,” the Barnstead Parade Congregational Church’s
annual Cookie Walk is Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9 a.m. to noon. Come
visit with us and fill a decorated tin with a variety of delicious
home-made Christmas cookies. What an easy way to bring a special treat
to your holiday gathering—and, of course, you will need a second tin for
Christmas Tree Sale!
Annual Kiwanis/Belknap House Christmas Tree Sale begins this Friday, Nov
25. Please visit our lot on Court St., Laconia, across from Tire
Warehouse. The photo below is of the Freedom Firs Christmas tree farm in
Canaan, VT, where the fresh-cut trees are grown. Owner Matt Brooks will
be on the lot to answer questions and help with selection. Ornaments and
cookies, too! Purchase a tree and your support will help in many ways.
Barnstead Historical Society will be having a “Pre-Christmas Sale” and
coffee on Saturday, December 3rd at the Barnstead Town Hall from
have available for sale “The Last Stories” by G. Malcolm Locke, also old
town reports, plates, post cards, etc.
So come in
and join us, enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet
forward to seeing you
Cookie Swap For The Ladies On December 5th
Barnstead Christian Church is hosting their annual Cookie Swap on
Monday, December 5th at 7pm. The first Monday of each month at 7pm is
set aside for all ladies from the area to meet, visit, and share their
enjoy the memorable and fun Cookie Swap, please bring 4 dozen of the
same type of cookie (or brownie, fudge, etc). We will provide containers
for you to bring home a wide assortment of beautiful and delicious
holiday treats. While we mingle, we will all participate in sampling,
judging, and voting; there will be prizes awarded for the best tasting,
most original, and most festive desserts.
us; you won’t regret it! The Center Barnstead Christian Church is
located on Route 126, next to the Town Hall.
Community Pancake Breakfast
pancake breakfast at Center Barnstead Christian Church on December 3rd
from 8:00-9:30 AM. All are welcome to come and enjoy some fluffy
pancakes, real maple syrup and hot coffee. Center Barnstead Christian
Church is located next door to Town Hall at 116 S. Barnstead Rd. Any
questions please call us at (603) 269-8831.
Thomas G. Locke
Barnstead, NH - It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of Thomas G. Locke, 76, on November 17, 2016. Tom was a
life-long resident of Barnstead, growing up on Locke’s Blueberry Farm,
the youngest son of Kent & Margaret Locke.
Tom was a
kind and gentle man and a loyal friend to all who knew him, willing to
spend time talking about the Red Sox, deer hunting or farming to anyone
who shared his passions. He went to Alton schools and was a key player
on their championship baseball & basketball teams. He attended UNH where
he participated in SCCA road racing with his Austin-Healey Sprite &
Alpha Romeo. He transferred to Plymouth State College earning his
bachelors degree. He taught high school for 1 year at Belmont, NH,
coaching cross-country track, basketball & baseball. It was at that time
the family was building Locke Lake and he returned to the construction
business, building many of the houses there. In later years he enjoyed
various occupations but returned to farming in 2006 running Veggies
Galore & More with his wife Joanne (Fahma Jo).
Tom was a
man of faith, sharing the gospel with others every chance he got. He was
a member of Milton Assembly of God, the Epsom-Chichester Lions and
President, Belknap County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the US Army
Reserve, 368th Engineer Battalion from 1965 thru 1971.
Joanne just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, marrying at the
little church on North Barnstead Road across from their house. They have
two children, Sara T Hardy of Epsom & Jeremy T Locke of Barnstead and
three grandchildren, Alexandra, Matthew & Zachary, and a very special
niece Zoë who they thought of as a granddaughter.
survived by his brother James of Gilmanton IW and many nieces and
nephews. He was pre-deceased by a brother Kent Jr of Gilford.
celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at
the Congregational Church of North Barnstead, 504 North Barnstead Road,
Center Barnstead, NH. Please don’t be sad or wear black! Red Sox
shirts/hats or your best hunting vest is encouraged! He will be looking
down from Heaven enjoying the day.