Gilmanton’s Greatest Views - For Everyone, Forever! Campaign
The Trustees of the Gilmanton Land Trust, in partnership with Five
Rivers Conservation Trust and the Gilmanton Conservation Commission,
are pleased to announce the successful completion of a major fund
raising campaign to conserve some of the most recognized special
places in Gilmanton.
The conservation project includes: the view of much of Gilmanton and
the Belknap Mountains beyond, from a hay field atop Frisky Hill on
Route 107; two hay fields along Route 107 overlooking Loon Pond with
views of Mount Kearsarge and Ragged Mountain to the west; an open
hay field on Loon Pond Road; and a parcel on Meetinghouse Road, with
1,000+ feet of frontage on Meetinghouse Pond, a productive hay field
and a portion of a snowmobile trail maintained by the Gilmanton
Snowmobile Association. (This pond is the second largest water body
in Gilmanton to remain completely undeveloped.) The Meetinghouse
Pond tract also has a unique 200± year old stone structure built and
used for processing flax, the only one known to exist in the state!
During 2013, the Land Trusts will complete the conservation
easements and other essential documents before conveying the
Meetinghouse Pond and Frisky Hill Viewpoint tracts to the Town of
Gilmanton, to be managed by the Conservation Commission for
agriculture, forestry, and appropriate public access, including
snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting. The remaining two tracts will be
sold on the open market, ideally to farmers, abutters, or others
committed to maintaining the fields. Their uses of the land will
have to be conservation oriented, such as agriculture or forest
management, and must be consistent with the use limitations
described in the conservation easement documents.
For more information on the Gilmanton’s Greatest
Views… project, see the Gilmanton Land Trust website,
GCC Food Pantry And Thrift Shop News
The Christmas season is over, and Wow, Wow, Wow, what an incredibly
blessed season it was!
The GCC Food Pantry Committee would like to say a huge Thank You to
all who donated to our programs at the pantry. Through the enormous
generosity of so many individuals, groups and the employees of many
businesses in and out of Gilmanton, we were able to provide winter
outerwear and Christmas gifts for 66 children in our town, as well
as put together 46 food baskets for families and individuals in
need. Whether you dropped off bags or boxes of food, donated turkeys
and hams, sent a check or left money at the thrift shop, donated new
or used winter clothing or toys, participated in the “adopt a child”
program, took a tag from the tree at the Gilmanton Community Church
or the Gilmanton PTA “giving tree,” made or purchased hats and
mittens for the “mitten tree,” worked at the pantry/thrift shop
during the holidays, helped shop, checked and packed gifts or
outerwear, or helped to pack food baskets, we are so very grateful
to you and we just can never say thank you enough. You have blessed
someone’s life and you helped to make their Christmas brighter.
We would also like to announce the winner of our “Quilt Raffle.”
Allison Borowy of Meeting House Road in Gilmanton was the very
lucky winner of the quilt that was made and donated by Victoria
Carroll-Parkhill. We thank all who purchased tickets for the raffle
which raised $322.50 for the food pantry. Again, thank you so much
to Victoria and congratulations to Allison Borowy.
Everything in the thrift shop will be 50% Off beginning on
Wednesday, January 9th. The sale will run until Saturday, February
2nd. Come on in and check out all the great clothing, footwear and
accessories for the entire family still available and now 50% Off
our already great prices. There are unfortunately still many cold,
winter days left on the calendar, so come down and get something new
to spark up the families’ wardrobes!
As always, if you wish to make a donation of food or clothing to the
GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, we ask that you bring it to the
shop during our business hours. Food can be left in one of the
collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton
School or the Year Round Library. Checks can be mailed to us at PO
Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837.
We are located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the
Iron Works Market. We are open on Monday 1pm – 5pm, Wednesday 3pm –
7pm, and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Parking is located in the Gilmanton
Community Church parking lot just west of the shop.
We thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry and all
of its programs. Remember that sales from the Thrift Shop go to
support the Pantry.
Reception A Success
On the left is Dave Russell accepting his gift and
on the right is Frank Gianni who presented it to him.
A reception for David Russell to recognize his service to the
community of Gilmanton was well attended by family, friends,
constituents, and fellow legislators.
David was presented with a gift of a clock in a piece of granite in
the shape of the State of NH which also had a personalized engraved
Many people donated to this special gift. Any amount over the cost
of the gift will be donated to the Gilmanton Food Pantry. Thanks to
all who supported this event.