Evergreen Lodge #53 and American Legion Post #112 are sponsoring a
Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 6th from 8:30-11:30 am.
This event is free to youth ages 16 and under. Bring your favorite
fishing pole and bait. Some loaner poles and bait will be available.
Prizes will be given to the top 3 in each age group. Refreshments
will be available.
Location is 251 Center Hill Road, watch for signs. For more info
call Gary Benner 736-4707.
The Epsom Public Library will be offering a Children’s Vegetable
Plant Workshop on Thursday, June 4th at 3:30 pm. ( No Story Time!)
Children will plant vegetables in two pots (one pot to take home
and the other for the front of the library to grow vegetables for
the Epsom Food Pantry). The class will be taught by master gardener,
Nancy Heath. There is a $5.00 materials fee per child. Sign up is
required as class size is limited! Please sign up at the circulation
desk or call Mrs. Benner at 736-9920 for more information or to
Loudon Food Pantry News
50-50 Raffle Fundraiser
Runs June 1st – June 30th at 5:00 PM
This fundraiser helps Loudon Food Pantry obtain funds that are
needed for us to survive this tough time of the year. Plus the
lucky winner will receive half of the ticket sales. So, the more
tickets we sell, the more the winner takes home.
Ticket Prices: 1 Ticket for $1.00; 3 Tickets for $2.00;
7 Tickets for $5.00
Tickets can be purchased online at LoudonFoodPantry.org or Loudon
Food Pantry, 30 Chichester Rd., Unit D, Loudon NH 03307. Our office
hours are Mon. – Thur. 10 AM – 1 PM then we reopen from 3 PM – 6 PM.
The winner need not be present to win. Need more info? Call Sue at
LFP Challenge to Fight Hunger Final Update
The total received from this challenge was $9,418.88. We received
$2,015.87 in food and $7,403.01 in funds. Our goal of $6,000 was
exceeded by $3,418.88. Thank you everyone!
The food from this challenge will help us feed households over the
next few months. Since it takes about $3,000 per month to keep the
pantry going and this was a three month challenge, the funds are
This year, during this challenge (Feb., Mar. & Apr.), with your
help, we gave out enough food to make 14,245 meals.
Thank you! Due to this year’s success we plan to run this challenge
Sue, Bill & Sarah
Epsom Food Pantry
Well, another week has passed since our last chat. All is well at
the Pantry. We are low in a few things but Liz told me she has
large order in this week. We can always use milk, eggs and soups.
A very nice thing is happening to our Pantry, two Girl Scout Troops,
22406 and 11085 are going to have raised vegetable beds behind the
Old Town Hall and will give the veggies to the Pantry. They did
everything proper; went before the Selectmen last week and got
permission to do this. Now that is truly giving back to your
community. Will keep you posted on their progress.
As usual, we have a splendid group of volunteers along with the
Boss, Mr. Brown, who keep our Pantry in the fine condition that it
is. I must not forget Cheryl Arvanitis who keeps the books and pays
the bills. She’s a peach.
Until next time friends,
A Matter Of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Monday June 15th thru August 3rd, 9:30 to 11:30am, Suncook Senior
“A Matter of Balance” is an eight week program that helps adults
view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, set goals to
increase activity, make changes to reduce falls risks at home, and
exercise to increase strength and balance. If you are concerned
about falls, are interested in improving balance, flexibility and
strength, have fallen in the past, or have restricted activities
because of falling concerns then sign up to try out this award
winning program developed by Boston University.
Trained facilitators will lead the interactive sessions, and will
respond to the participants’ interests and personal challenges.
Sponsored by the Elder Services department of Belknap-Merrimack
Community Action Program; there is no fee to attend “A Matter of
Balance” (donations will be accepted) and space is limited. Classes
are held once a week for two hours each. To register please call
the Suncook Senior Center at 485-4254.
Letter To The Editor
At the Highway Department yard we have had some mischief, vandalism
and theft happening. We have borrowed a piece of equipment, which
mysteriously has not run since on one those weekends. We’d
appreciate you keeping an eye open when you go by.
Your Road Agent