School PTA Annual Holiday Craft Fair
The Gilmanton School PTA will be holding
its annual holiday craft fair on Saturday November 28th from 9AM
until 3PM at the Gilmanton School on NH Rt 140.
The premise of this craft fair is homemade: homemade crafts, food,
and more. The PTA is looking to help local crafters while
stimulating the economy and giving back to our community. This craft
fair has provided many local as well as non local crafters with the
opportunity to share their talents with the general public and its a
wonderful opportunity to browse all the amazing, unique homemade
items that make for great gift giving ideas for loved ones! Some of
our returning vendors are: On the Cusp Pottery, No Weare Else and
Mountainside Creations & Collectibles. Some of our new vendors
are Heavenly Sent Herbs, Mom & I Crafts, Meadow’s Pond Soaps and
The Gilmanton PTA will also be selling Kids Stuff Coupon Books for
25 dollars. In these coupon books, you will find hundreds of coupons
for shopping, activities and food. You can learn more about them at
The Gilmanton School PTA is responsible for raising money so that we
may supplement our students’ curriculum and enrich their educational
experiences. The following are just a few of the events we
support: field trips for all grades; the Naturalist in the
Classroom; and the Artist-in-Residence program. These
activities are partially covered by the school budget, but are
extremely important to our children’s educational enrichment.
Once again, the Boy Scouts of America and
the Women’s auxiliary will be selling yummy food and baked goods.
Gilmanton Food Pantry And Thrift Shop News
The Thrift Shop is
featuring an all men’s clothing at 50% off sale and as a special
men’s tops are 2 for $1.00. This sale will continue through
the end of November. Now would be a good time to stock up on
fall and winter needs or just find something special.
One of the endeavors of The Gilmanton Food Pantry is to help provide
children’s winter clothing to Gilmanton families who are struggling.
We are collecting new or gently used winter hats, mittens, scarves,
coats, boots and snow pants. If you can help, clothing and or
money for the purchase of winter clothes can be brought to the
Pantry in Gilmanton Iron Works on Wednesday’s from 3 - 6 p.m. or
Saturday’s from 2 - 4 p.m.
In preparation for holiday food baskets, we will also be accepting
donations of non perishable items such as stuffing mix, cranberry
sauce, turkey gravy, canned vegetables and fruit, bottled juice,
sugar, coffee, cocoa, breakfast muffin mix, pickles, olives, cake
mixes, and frosting. Donations of money to purchase
butter/margarine, milk, eggs, fresh fruit, potatoes, and onions are
greatly appreciated. Turkeys or ham are the highlight of our
holiday baskets, thus a donation of a turkey or a ham would be a
most generous donation and greatly appreciated.
Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Academy
building, the Year Round Library, and at the Pantry during open
hours. Monetary donations may be brought to the Pantry or
mailed to Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.
Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is an
outreach program of the Gilmanton Community Church.
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Hours: Monday, closed, Wednesday, 3 – 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am
– 2 pm.
Location: Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works.
Parking & Entrance: Gilmanton Community Church Parking Lot.
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.
Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church
Christmas Service and Holiday Get Together The Lower Gilmanton First
Baptist Church on Route 107 is having their annual Christmas Service
and Holiday Get Together on Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 PM.
Pastor Chris Stevens and organist Henry Frost will be sharing their
gifts of faith and words in music. There will be a collection box
for canned goods and non-perishable food items, which will be
donated to the Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry. For the
young at heart, there will be a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, so
bring a child’s present for Santa to give out. Please make a
dessert or snack to share with family, friends, and neighbors. All
are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there. In case of
inclement weather, the Christmas Service and Holiday Get Together
will take place on Sunday, December 6th at 6:00 PM. If you
should have any questions, please call 435-7715.
Gilmanton Community Church News
The Gilmanton Community Church will be holding our annual Christmas
Tea & Fair on December 5, 2015 at the Iron Works Church Rte 140 from
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. We will be offering baked goods,
Christmas & attic treasures, crafts, “Theme” Basket Raffle, and
along with all of this our beautifully decorated Christmas Wreaths
We will also be serving our famous
Luncheon in our Church parlor from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Adults &
Children - $6.00, Children under Age 6 - $3.00. Tea & coffee, soups,
chowder, sandwiches, & delicious desserts will be served beside the
ambience of our warm & cozy fireplace and beautifully set tables.
For further information contact Church at 267-6150 or
email: [email protected].