The Chichester Central School PTO is sponsoring a Spring Carnival to
celebrate the end of a successful school year on Friday June 3rd
from 5:30 -7:30. There will be games to play for $3.00 per
child. Also, the PTO will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs,
popcorn snow cones and drinks. There will be a dunk tank and
rumor has it our principal Mr. Beaverstock might even be in it!
Any questions can be directed to Heather Chiavaras at
[email protected]. We
look forward to seeing you all there!
The Chichester Historical Society will be holding their Annual Yard
Sale on June 4th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are looking for
donations of items to sell. Please, no big items or old televisions.
If you have items to donate you may call Lucille Noel at 798-5709 or
Bernd Reinhardt at 736-7074 to arrange a time to drop them off or
for pick-up if necessary.
Chichester Grange will hold its annual
Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 30, at the Grange/Town Hall
at 2 p.m.
Happy Birthday to Keith Davison, Jr., on
Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday,
June 1, for a Mystery Ride. Members should gather in the parking lot
a few minutes before 7 p.m. to carpool to a mystery destination.
If you have a child under 3 or are
pregnant, Early Head Start will have openings soon! Fun activities,
information, support, and learning experiences are provided through
home visiting and play groups. Free for income eligible families.
Call us at 435-6611 to jump start your child’s learning.
If you have a 3 or 4 year old child, Head
Start has openings for the fall! We are a 5 day a week preschool
program that provides lots of fun and learning to prepare your child
for kindergarten. Breakfast and lunch are included. Free for income
eligible families. Please call Susan Ireland at 225-3295 for more
Out Of Your
Attic Thrift Shop News
Another special doll has been donated to The Attic, A Princess Diana
rose Porcelain doll, $10.00. (Not subject to 1/2 price day
We have some wedding items left: flowers;
Beanie Baby Bride and Groom, and Mr. & Mrs. Teddie Bear, to name a
We will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
Many thanks to our servicemen and women, past and present.
We have several barbeque tools: picnic
table cloths, knives, forks, and spoons 2/25˘ for your picnics.
Tues. & Thurs. 8-4. Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.
Town Library News
The last Monday in May has become the official observance of
Memorial Day, a holiday originated in the United States as
Decoration Day to honor those who died in defense of our country
during the Civil War. The 30th of May, 1868, was the first
Decoration Day, so called because of decorating the graves of the
fallen. Memorial Day was proclaimed a federal holiday in 1971,
during which we continue to honor our military comrades who have
died while in the service of the country. Although there
is no prescribed ceremony for this day, there is a national moment
of remembrance at 3:00 p.m. local time. Let us take that
moment and that day, at a minimum, to remember our fallen.
The Library will be closed on Monday, May
30th for Memorial Day.
Preschool/Kindergarten Story & Craft Hour is scheduled for tomorrow
at 10:30 a.m.
The library staff is in the midst of planning for the Summer Reading
Program (SRP), “Ready, Set, Read!” Although the theme is
familiar, there are some really wonderful programs being planned to
accompany and enhance the SRP. A bit of flying, a little
building some cooking and gaming, as well as a bit of crime scene
investigation are all in the works. Stay tuned as the programs
are finalized. There should be something for everyone
Honoring the world-wide movement of “Little Free Libraries,” where
people can borrow a book and, perhaps, put another book into the
free-standing book house, the Library has had two such book houses
built. One is destined for Carpenter Park and the other at the
Grange/Town Hall. They’ll be stocked mostly with children’s
books, but there will also be others included.
Town Wide Yard Sale
Saturday June 4th
It’s time to sign up for the Chichester
Firefighter’s Assoc. Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday June 4th,
8am-2pm. There are several ways you can participate: If you want to
come to a central location, spots will be available at the Town Hall
parking lot. If you are having a sale at your home or business you
may have your yard sale location and description placed on a Town of
Chichester map. If you have some items you want to get rid of, but
don’t want to have your own sale, the Firefighters Association will
accept donated items which we will sell to add to the equipment
fund. Donation of items will be accepted at the fire station the
week of May 30-June 3. No clothing or upholstered furniture please.
You may leave items by the front door if no-one is there. Pick up
can possibly be arranged.
Maps will be available for pickup at the fire station on Friday June
3rd or at the Town Hall on Saturday the 4th. There is no cost for
any of this, but we are suggesting a donation to the Firefighters
Association Equipment Fund, which is used to buy equipment for the
fire-rescue department, beyond what is available in the regular
budget. To sign up contact Paul Sanborn at 608-6252, or email:
Town of Chichester,
Old Home Day has been celebrated and
sponsored by the local Grange with a committee comprised of
volunteer community members since 1901.
The local Grange chapter with all their
hard work to keep this NH tradition no longer had enough active
members to devote to such a large event and voted in the fall of
2014 to dissolve its OHD sponsorship and committee.
It is the intent to form a 2016 volunteer
working committee by asking for ideas, suggestions and input from
A meeting is being held June 1, 2016 at
the Carpenter Park pavilion at 6:30 P.M. by the Parks and Recreation
Commission Chairman to hear and consider ideas and suggestions from
all that would like to see a 2016 Event take place.
The Fire Fighters Association has come up with some great creative
and new ideas such as a Bon Fire with satellite campfires for
S’mores, a running club to hold a run, a walk on the newly created
Chichester walking paths, 7 people signed up at the Town Hall
meeting to put together game events for children and we all miss the
old traditional things that have always made OHD!
Anyone interested in serving on the 2016 Chichester Old Home Day
Committee to help alleviate stress for a few, share, get involved
with the practice of good faith to work as a team and revive the
proclamation of then Governor Rollins to encourage family members to
unite for a reunion type of celebration bringing the town together
as one, please come.
Articles/notices have been placed in the
Suncook Valley Sun paper on many occasions and by getting families,
friends, neighbors and associates involved there would be many hands
making for lighter work and a successful and most missed event.