The Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry & Thrift Shop extends a
big THANK YOU and gratitude to Barnstead/Gilmanton Fire Explorers
Post 900/901 Calyn Drew, Julie Frenette, Trevor Smith, Sean Riley,
Ben Broska, Kyle Holmes, Ian Robbins, and Jacob Chesley, and Doug
Hayes, advisors for their assistance with our annual building clean
up and maintenance day.
Saturday, August 22nd was a hot and humid day, but that didn’t stop
this group of energetic and helpful volunteers from weeding, cutting
vines and brush, moving and bagging leaves, vines and weeds, weed
whacking, around the outside of our building as well as washing
shelves and sorting and hanging clothing in the Thrift Shop.
Gilmanton Community Church Volunteers and Trustees Pastor Chris
Stevens, Beth Lavin, Mike, Millette, Tom Reed, Roger Beaudet, Bill
Booth, Gary Shiminsky, Ralph Lavin, Chloe Schwartz, and Evelyn
Sanville were also in attendance. This dedicated group of
volunteers cut trees and brush, loaded and hauled brush to the dump,
installed siding and did some painting and general maintenance,
cleaned the Pantry and Thrift Shop as well as other numerous tasks.
Without the help of these dedicated volunteers, the Food Pantry &
Thrift Shop would not be able to function.
Again, Thank You to everyone involved.
The Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is an outreach program of
the Gilmanton Community Church. We are always in need of new
volunteers. If you have a couple of hours a month to spare and wish
to offer a helping hand, please contact Barbara Reed at 556-9449 or
the Pantry at 364-0114 during regular hours. Your presence and
assistance would be most welcome.
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Hours: Monday, 1 - 5 pm, Wednesday, 3 – 7 pm and Saturday, 10 am –
Location: Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works.
Parking & Entrance: Gilmanton Community Church Parking Lot.
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.
Thanks To All Volunteers For Gilmanton Old Home Day
We are so grateful to ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS who worked in the kitchen,
food booth, wait staff, pie bakers, bean sorters, art show judges
and participants, ticket takers, grounds setup folks, the muscle men
who remove the beans from the fire pits, car parkers, crafters,
vendors, Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts, American Legion flag ceremony, our
loud speaker announcer, ambulance rescue, antique car parade
participants, tug of war folks, and the raffle hawker.
Entertainment was supplied by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals, The Motion
Man, and Parker Hill Road Band.
The Old Home Day basket raffles were won by Marjorie Durkee and
Robin Bean and the 50/50 raffle by S. Robertson who kindly donated
her winnings back to Old Home Day. We also want to thank
Hannaford’s, Shaw’s, Vista, Market Basket, Jack’s Pizza Shop of
Pittsfield, Baron’s Major Brands, T-Bones/Cactus Jacks, and Fernwood
Farms for their donations for the basket raffles.
Again, a big hearty thanks goes also to everyone who attended our
annual Old Home Day as it makes all the work involved a grand day!!
PresidentGilmanton Old Home Day Association
Book & Bake Sale at Gilmanton Iron Works Library
The Gilmanton Iron Works Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale on
Saturday, September 5 (Labor Day Weekend) from 9:30 to noon. This
historic library, located at 10 Elm Street, will offer special
books, videos, and DVDs, as well as a wide variety of baked goods,
sweets, and other treats.
A sale will also be held on October 10 (Columbus Day Weekend).
The Gilmanton Iron Works is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – noon,
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – noon, and Wednesdays 4-6 p.m.
A public library serving the community since 1916, the Gilmanton
Iron Works Library is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. A small group of volunteers maintains the building and the
library’s extensive collection of books and DVDs. For more
information, visit the Library at 10 Elm Street in the Iron Works,
or on-line at the Library’s Facebook page.
Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church Society
The Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church, the white church that
overlooks Lower Gilmanton on Province Road, Route 107, has concluded
its series of Sunday evening services. We want to graciously thank,
Pastor Nathan Pickowicz, Pastor Linda Bolton Pastor Alfred Page, and
Pastor Christopher Stevens and accompanists Pastor Henry Frost,
Pamela Beaudoin, and the Dump Run Gang for sharing with us their
gifts of faith in words and music. Also thank you parishioners, for
your contribution of refreshments and flowers throughout the summer.
The four Sunday evening services were enjoyed by all.