Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, September 4, upstairs in
the Grange Hall.
Thanks to all who helped with Chichester’s Old Home Day on August 16
and 17. We hope to see you all again in 2014.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Good news! The Attic will remain open. Funds to carry out all the
programs were depleted, cut backs have to be made, but the shop will
remain open. We heard from many people just how important the Attic
is providing clothing and various types of household items for
We could use an infusion of jewelry for the fall. If you like Elmo
or Eeyore, come to the store. We have a special collection of Eeyore
stuffies. We are at 345 Suncook Valley Highway, Chichester and are
open Mon. 8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed 11-4; Sat. 10-4. You can
call us at 247-7191.
Chichester Town Library News
As of this writing, it looks like the “Dig into Reading” winning age
group is the 8-12 year olds. Congratulations! The winners will be
treated to a movie night in September. All participants are
actually winners in this program and congratulations are extended to
all of them, too.
Hundreds of bookmarks were given out at Old Home Day, so the Library
expects lots of books to be selected from the “Down Under” used book
section by the holders of those bookmarks.
Save the date of September 20th, starting at 7 pm for Jeff Warner,
for “Music in my Pockets: Family Fun in Folk Music.” This program
features Jeff Warner and is funded by the Humanities Council. More
information on this event will appear in the future.
The Library tries to communicate with the public in a variety of
ways. In addition to the newspaper, we also have a Facebook page
that allows for almost instant communication with those who have
“Liked” the page, which then allows for further sharing. To help get
the word out to more of the community, we are asking Chichester
residents and others who have an interest in the Chichester Town
Library to “Like” our page. Just go to the Chichester Town Library
on Facebook - the one with a likeness of the Library on it - and hit
Chichester Grange met on August 21 at the Grange Hall for the first
time since June 19. There was much to share about events during the
Mary West participated in the Public Speaking contest at two Grange
Youth events in June. She took first place in her age group in the
New Hampshire contest and second place in the Northeast contest.
Anne, Marty, and Rebecca Boisvert, Hannah West, and Mary West
travelled to Elk River, Minnesota in early July to participate in a
Grange event at the Kelley Farm there. Oliver Hudson Kelley was one
of the seven founders of the Grange. His farm is operated by the
Minnesota Historical Society as a working farm of the 19th century
with historical interpreters and special events. On July 14, Grange
youth from all over the country presented degree work as it would
have been done at the time the Grange was founded. Anne Boisvert and
Mary West were officers in the First Degree along with others from
the Northeast Region.
On July 17, Chichester Grange members and their families enjoyed an
eat-out at the Windmill Restaurant in Concord. Arlene Weeks and
Christine Mobbs were presented with 75-year membership certificates
at the eat-out. A sixty-five year membership seal was presented to
Jeanne Watson at her home in Pittsfield.
Hannah West, Kevin Belval, and Mary West took part in the Northeast
Lecturer’s Conference on August 5-7 in New Haven, Connecticut. Kevin
wrote the New Hampshire Program which was very well received.
Chichester Grange had a strong presence at Chichester’s Old Home Day
this year. The Grange float won first prize in the parade. Children
were able to decorate cupcakes at the Grange Booth, and Anne
Boisvert drew the picture for the Secret Spot Activity. The Friday
night Penny Sale was enjoyed by a small but enthusiastic group of
Members voted a donation to Heifer International of enough money to
purchase a biofuel stove and a pig for use in a third world country.
Most of the money for this donation came from recycling aluminum
Planning for the future, a date of November 2 was set for the annual
Christmas theme Penny Sale. More details will be discussed at a
The meeting closed with refreshments provided by Hannah West. The
next meeting will be September 4th.