Epsom Food Pantry
Well, Christmas is just
around the corner. I love the holiday season. Everybody (well
almost) is in a good mood and everything is so festive.
Well the Food (Christmas)
Baskets will be ready for pickup on December 22nd which is a
Thursday between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon. You folks who live in
Meadowbrook get yours delivered there.The rest come to the Pantry as
usual. We will be waiting for you.
Now let me tell you about
the Suncook Vet Clinic. On Saturday they are taking photos of the
dogs and cats with Santa and admission is a donation to our Food
Pantry. Now if that isn’t wonderful community spirit...
Have a good week and take
time to enjoy yourself.
Until next time,
Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge #1210
Calling all members!
Please attend our members meeting to stay informed and share your
ideas . Also, please Like Us On Facebook!
Every Wednesday in
December, we host FREE TRIVIA ! Weekly prizes sponsored by Amoskeag
Beverages. Join us in the lounge to test your knowledge. Must be 21+
Theme for 12/14 is wear your best Santa hat!
December 16th, 6pm-9pm
$10 for 4 set of Cardingo
cards, giving you a chance to win various gifts from the vendors.
This months Cardingo is to benefit Noah & his family. 50/50 raffle
and raffle baskets to win as well.
Crafter/Vendor/ Artisan Fair, 10 am-2pm
Come out and finish up
your last minute shopping with us. We will also have a menu
available for lunch items. Raffle items raising money for Noah will
be drawn at the end of the Craft fair.
December 18th, Breakfast
Come out and enjoy
catching up with old friends. Bring the family and enjoy a wonderful
atmosphere. Cost is Adults $8, Veterans $6, Kids $4
Valley Artisans Contributors
This month at Valley
Artisans we are happy to announce two Artisans of the Month. Flo
Parlangeli our Plein Air painter and beader and Donna Tracy who
makes wonderful soaps and body products.
Florence Mae Parlangeli,
born and raised in New Rochelle, NY, grew up as a dancer, with a
love of the arts. She is a graduate of The State University of NY
with a degree in Advertising Art and Design, with formal training in
fine art. She enjoyed her direct marketing careers with New York
Life Ins. Co and NEBS in Groton, Ma.
Flo is retired from her
position as Creative Services Coordinator at Concord Litho.
Flo received a
prestigious award when chosen as one of five Emerging Master
Painters by the Light Chasers: Plein Air Painters of the Suncoast.
She is also active with The Peace River Painters of Charlotte
Flo greatly enjoys her
memberships in New Hampshire and Maine Plein Air groups, producing
dramatic original oil and acrylic works. She’s a member of the NH
Women’s Caucus for the Arts and has four paintings at 550 Gallery on
Elm St., Manchester Art Association. She is also an exhibiting
member of the Bedford Craftworkers Guild, showing her art and
jewelry. Two of her paintings were selected for the Comfort and Joy
exhibit at Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen. There will be a reception on
Dec. 9th of the Birds of a Feather Art Group, at the Audubon Society
in Auburn where she will show four of her oil paintings. Valley
Artisans displays her Art and Beadwork.
Donna Tracy of Deerfield,
created “Dear Me Suds” Soaps and Lotions to provide her family and
the public with quality soaps and lotions. Her creative products and
packaging make lovely gifts for those who want to use natural
products or who have sensitive skin.
stress-relieving and molded soaps, dead-sea bath salts, herbal bath
tea bags, hand and body lotions, dream pillows and massage oils are
just some of her line of natural self-care products.
A lady of many talents,
Donna also knits cozy warm scarves.
Both Flo and Donna
welcome you to Valley Artisans to see their many outstanding
Flo is donating two of
her products for the monthy drawing and Donna will surprise us with
one of hers.
We have three rooms
filled with NH crafters’ work. We are open 7 days a week for the
holiday season. Our hours are 10AM - 6PM. So please stop by and
make your holiday shopping one of a kind.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
My race for Speaker ended
last week, at the Republican caucus, where we nominated current
Speaker Shawn Jasper for re-election. I was a bit disappointed that
we were so divided – the voting was very close. Still, a friend
mentioned that we should be glad almost half the caucus was
conservative, much increased from when he served!
This week we “organized”
- got sworn in and elected our officers. Rumors of a coup, like that
of two years ago, proved groundless and Speaker Jasper was
re-elected on the first ballot, on a basically party-line vote. All
the remaining elections were uncontested, as we re-elected our Clerk
and Sergeant at Arms. With the Senate, we re-elected the Secretary
of State and Treasurer, also unanimously.
There won’t be much
legislative activity until January; we are revising and signing off
our bills, and leadership works on committee assignments for people
and bills. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!