Save The Date!
Gilmanton Youth Organization Golf Tournament
The Gilmanton Youth Organization (GYO) is hosting its first annual
golf tournament at Loudon Country Club on Sunday, October 6th. A
shot-gun start will commence at 10 am. In addition to 18 holes of
golf played with a scramble, four-person team format, golfers will
enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and a cart for $85 per person
or $340 per foursome. Sponsorships are still available and proceeds
will be used by GYO for uniforms, equipment, field maintenance and
For more information or a registration form, please
contact Michelle Heyman at
[email protected] or
Dragons & Dinosaurs At Gilmanton Corner Library
Yes, you can still enter the free Dinosaur Raffle with your name and
phone number at the Gilmanton Corner Library! A dinosaur backpack,
puzzle or molding kit could be your raffle prize! Drawing will be
August 9. The library has many books and DVDs on Dinosaurs and
Dragons. Stop by and take home dinosaur sticker books, gliders and
dragon pendants. You might even find a craft you would like to do at
Inferno by D. Brown, And The Mountain Echoed by Hosseini, Hidden
Order by Thor
Diary of Wimpey Kid: Dog Days, Dragon Pearl, Percy Jackson and the
Zero Hour by Clive Cussler
Reminder: Free Museum Passes for: SEE Science Kids Museum,
Manchester, Currier Museum, Manchester, and The New Hampshire
Historical Museum, Concord.
Our new note cards of the library cobbler: Mr. Pennock (1898), are
available at the library and would make wonderful Christmas stocking
Please call 267-6200 to request a book, DVD, CD, reserve a book or
for information on museum passes.
First Congregational Society In Gilmanton Old Home Day
In conjunction with the Gilmanton Old Home Day Association, the
First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will hold its Old Home Day
service on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 4:00 pm at the Smith Meeting
House on Meeting House Road in Gilmanton, NH.
The First Congregational Society is the oldest organized society in
the town of Gilmanton. Nestled in rows of maple trees with lush
green lawns and a flowering garden, the Smith Meeting House is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Old Home Day service is a long held tradition where we remember
those who have gone before us. The sermon for this nondenominational
service is always of interesting subject matter, and we encourage
those who have not visited us before to attend. After the service
we will serve refreshments in the meeting room downstairs which is
naturally air conditioned and there is plenty of parking.
The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness, NH, will officiate and we
will have Harriet Coupal as our organist. For more information call
August Services At Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church
The Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church, the old white church on
top of the hill, on Province Road, Route 107, is following with
tradition by having a series of summer services. Again this year,
the services are being held on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm.
• August 4th - Pastor Linda Bolton of Gilmanton with musician Betty
• August 18th - Pastor Alfred Page of Loudon with musician Reverend
Please bring your favorite dessert which will be shared during
fellowship time following the services. Hope to see you there.
Gilmanton Parks And Recreation News
Swimming lessons, sponsored by the Gilmanton Parks and Recreation
Department, started on July 8 at Crystal Lake Park. They ran each
morning from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for two weeks. During the second
week an afternoon session from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm was offered on a
trial basis this year in an effort to accommodate more families. We
had 70 children from the ages of 5-12 participate. The swimmers were
taught how to control their breath, float, tread water, scull,
change positions while floating, the crawl with breathing, the
elementary backstroke and breaststroke, back crawl and sidestroke,
water safety, jumping and diving in deep water. Everyone had a great
time and All 70 Children Are Swimmers!
Even though our final day as rainy, it was spent playing some fun
water games with shaving cream, bubbles and a waterfall noodle
limbo. The swimmers were given certificates for their participation
and some yummy goodies were shared. A big thank you to all of the
parents and grandparents who made sure that their swimmers attended
each day and supported them with positive comments and cheers! Thank
you to the town for supporting this important program! Keep
practicing and I hope to see you all next summer!
Gilmanton School PTA Back To School Bash
Ring in the new school year with a back to school party at Crystal
Lake Park on Tuesday, August 20th from 5 to 7 pm. Come and enjoy a
free hotdog, drink and dessert, while playing carnival-type games.
Tickets for games, face painting and the bounce house may be
purchased for a dollar each or 6 for $5. During the Back to School
Bash, you may sign up to be a member of PTA (membership is $5 for an
individual) and receive 5 free tickets! At this time, you may also
sign-up to help with specific activities that are scheduled for this
year. The Gilmanton Fire Department and Gilmanton Police Department
will also be there, as well as other non-profit groups offering
sign-ups for various activities during the school year.