School PTA And BASE
Donation Drive For
Community members are invited to donate gently-used clothing and
household items at the Gilmanton School located at 1386 NH Route
140 Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837 for its first annual
Donation Drive, to be held May 15 from 11 am – 1 pm in the
Gilmanton School’s parking lot.
The drive’s goal
is to raise funds to support the continued operation of
Gilmanton’s Year Round Library. Acceptable donations include
clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, books, records, toys and
small household items less than 18 inches. Savers cannot accept
car seats, furniture (including cribs and baby furniture) and
All goods collected through the Donation Drive fundraiser
program are sold to Savers. Savers pays by the pound for every
qualifying donation received and those funds will go right to
GYRL. In turn, these items help keep Savers floors freshly
School PTA and BASE
School PTA is responsible for raising money so that we may
supplement our students’ curriculum and enrich their educational
experiences. These activities are partially covered by the
school budget, but are extremely important to our children’s
educational enrichment. BASE is a licensed after school care
provider whose mission is to provide families that attend
Gilmanton Elementary School with before and after school care
that meets the social, emotional, and physical needs of every
child who attends.
Savers, Inc. is a privately held global thrift retailer. Through
its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling
secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores
benefits more than 150 nonprofit organizations gives local
consumers a smart way to shop, and saves more than 600 million
pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. For more
information about the drive, please contact Melissa Clark, PTA
Vice President at [email protected].
Wyoming Blue Changes Command
By Lt. Lily Hinz,
Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs
160422-YB292-N-097 KINGS BAY, Ga. (April 22, 2016) Cmdr.
Christopher Gilmore salutes Capt. Thomas Buchanan, commodore of
Submarine Squadron 20, during USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) Blue crew
change of command ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
chapel. Cmdr. Wayne C. Wall was relieved by Cmdr. Christopher
Gilmore as commanding officer of USS Wyoming’s Blue crew.
(U.S. Navy photo by Machinist Mate 2nd Class Christopher
Wyoming-Blue crew held a change-of-command ceremony at the
chapel aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, April 22.
Gilmore of Gilmanton, New Hampshire relieved Cmdr. Wayne Wall as
the USS Wyoming Blue Commanding Officer.
Houston, a former Submarine Squadron 20 commodore, was the guest
speaker for the ceremony. During his remarks, he praised Cmdr.
Wall for his exceptional performance as commanding officer.
“Command at sea is unique to the Navy. It recognizes that you
cannot call for assistance in the time of peril success or
failure lies with the commanding officer,” Houston said. “When I
think of the issues you had and how you and your crew dealt with
those issues flawlessly while executing the Department of
Defense’s number one mission, I am left speechless.”
Lancaster, Pennsylvania native, lauded his crew for their
professionalism, competence and remarkable teamwork. He also
spoke of the challenging situations his crew faced during his
time as commanding office during his parting remarks.
“I am very proud
of how we handled all those adverse situations and difficult
challenges that we faced together,” Wall said. “When we faced
those challenges and made those mistakes, we grew from it, we
fixed and we moved on and became better than we were.”
ceremony, Capt. Houston presented Cmdr. Wall with a Meritorious
took command of the USS Wyoming Blue crew, part of a network of
ballistic missile submarines charged with maintaining continuous
forward presence as the sea-based leg of the U.S. nuclear triad.
“I look forward
to working with all of you as we fulfill our Navy’s most
important mission,” said Gilmore of his new assignment.
Cmdr. Wall will
report to Commander, Submarine Group 10 for his new assignment.
Concord - George Francis Kelley died peacefully
in the presence of his family on February 28, 2016 in Concord at
the age of 95. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn M.
(Young) Kelley; his three children, Nancy K. Beaton of
Mansfield, MA, Margaret E. (Peggy) Kelley of Bedford and Charles
G. (Chuck) Kelley of Gilmanton; and three siblings, Harriet E.
Kelley of Boscawen, John S. Kelley of Danvers, MA, and Mary G.
Alex of West Yarmouth, MA. He also leaves four grandchildren, a
great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
George was born
at the family farm in Gilmanton on December 24, 1920, the eldest
son of Charles G. Kelley and Hattie (Page) Kelley. He attended
the Kelley Corner School in Gilmanton, Pittsfield High School,
and the University of New Hampshire (Class of 1943). He married
Carolyn M. Young in 1958. He worked for General Electric Company
as a mechanical engineer in their Steam Turbine Division in
He loved his hometown of Gilmanton. He helped preserve the
Kelley Corner School; the one-room schoolhouse that he attended
as a child. He served on several town committees,
including Trustees of Trust Funds, Town Building Committee,
Zoning Board of Appeals, and Gilmanton Historical Society.
He was instrumental in funding and building the permanent
Gilmanton Year-round Library. He created the Charles G.
Kelley Memorial Forest in honor of his late father.
service/celebration of his life will be held on May 14th at
11:00 a.m. at the Lower Gilmanton Church, Province Road (Route
107), Gilmanton. A private burial will follow.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Gilmanton Year-round
Library, 1385 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837 or
the First Baptist Society, c/o 9 NH Route 129, Gilmanton, NH
entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord.
Messages of condolence may be offered at