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Barnstead NH News

April 27, 2016

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50th Anniversary Locke Lake Celebration


A meeting for the committee for the 50th Anniversary will be held at the lodge on April 30th at 10:00am.  Anyone interested in being on the committee or helping out in any way, please try to join us.  If you cannot make it that day and still want to be involved, please e-mail:  [email protected].  Different people have expressed interest since a lot of residents have had their summers here at Locke Lake and have fond memories of being here.  We want to celebrate that and look forward in having many people attend the cookout and festivities.




Barnstead Historical Society


The Barnstead Historical Society will hold its first meeting of 2016 On Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 pm at the Barnstead Town Hall for a meet, greet and dessert. The meeting will follow at 7pm. We will be making plans for the summer and fall. If you have artifacts that you would like to show please bring them along.


We look forward to seeing everyone after the long cold winter. For information call Jeannie at 269-5441.



The Barnstead Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking new members.  This five-member commission is responsible for running the seasonal youth soccer, basketball and archery programs, as well as special annual events including the Easter egg hunt, Fire and Ice, Trunk or Treat and the summer concert series.  Additionally, the commission is responsible for oversight of the town beach and Big River Recreation Area.  If you have time to give and are interested in keeping these important community traditions alive, please submit a letter of interest to the Barnstead Board of Selectmen, PO Box 11, Center Barnstead, NH 03225.  Your community thanks you.



Congratulations to Dylan Nelson, BES 8th Grade Honor Roll recipient, whose name was missing from last week’s Honor Roll list.



The Friends of the Oscar Foss Library in Barnstead NH will be hosting a gardening talk on Thursday May 5th at the library at 7pm.  The public is welcome.  They will also be hosting a plant sale Saturday May 7th 9am-noon at the library.  Pick up a little something for Mom or enter the raffle to win a $25 gift certificate at Clarks Grain store in Chichester.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Gardening Presentation


On May 5th the Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library will be hosting a Gardening Presentation at 7pm at the library. Local resident, Vickie Currier will be there to present and discuss different aspects of gardening. Registration is not required, so come on down and learn how to have a green thumb!


Plant Sale!

The Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library will be holding a plant sale at the library on Saturday, May 7th. Proceeds of this sale will be added to the Friends fund to help with library programming.


The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library meet once a month at 7pm at the library. People can join the Friends of Oscar Foss Memorial Library at any meeting or by picking up a brochure at the library. The membership fee is $5.00 per person.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about these or any of our other programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday; 5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.  



Free, Fun Community Event


Need some new clothes?  Have some clothes to get rid of?  Would you like a free Pancake Breakfast? Then come to Barnstead Elementary school on Saturday, May 21 from 9-12.  There will be a Free Clothing Swap, Free Pancake Breakfast and Touch a Truck Community Event. We will have donated clothing available for you to take for free. The Police, Fire and Highway department will have trucks for the kids to check out and sit inside.   And we will be offering a free pancake breakfast.


So come ready to enjoy some breakfast, take home some new-to–you clothing and see some cool trucks. Please join us for this fun community event on Saturday, May 21!


Anyone wishing to donate clothes this is an excellent opportunity to clean out your closet or get a jump on that spring cleaning!  The clothes need to be clean and in good condition and clothing only -- please no furniture, toys, bedding, towels, etc.  You can bring them to the elementary school on May 21 during the event or to Center Barnstead Christian Church (next to the town hall) Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 from 12-6pm.  Sorting the clothing by size and gender is appreciated but not required.  Any leftover clothing will be donated.


You do not need to donate clothing in order to take clothing, please come and take what you need.  Any questions or if you’d like to volunteer to help out, please call (603) 269-8831.








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