Pantry & Thrift Shop News
Children are back to
school and the Gilmanton Thrift Shop is featuring a 50% off sale on
all children’s clothing and accessories during the month of
In addition, fall and winter clothing will also be available
starting September 19. Note that October 3rd will be the last
day that we will be open on Monday. Wednesday and Saturday
hours will remain the same.
The Director and volunteers at the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop
extend a heartfelt thank you to Pastor Chris and the anonymous
person or persons who have kept our lawn mowed this summer. It
is not always easy to transport one’s lawnmower to the site and this
act of kindness is most appreciated.
The Food Pantry welcomes donations which may include cash, unexpired
food items and gently worn clothing and accessories in good
condition. In addition, the Thrift Shop is always seeking new
volunteers. Two hours on a Wednesday or Saturday afternoon.
If you have a couple of hours a month to spare and enjoy meeting
people, please contact Barbara Reed, Volunteer Coordinator at
Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is an outreach program of the
Gilmanton Community Church. Visit us on Facebook at:
www.facebook.com/GilmantonCommunityChurch and we thank you for
your patronage and support.
Hours: Monday, 1-4
pm, Wednesday, 3-6 pm and Saturday, 10 am-2 pm.
Location: 1817 Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works.
Parking & Entrance: Church Parking Lot. Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.
Letter To The
Keeping Taxes Low Can
Cost us More!
Frugality is a value of mine, and I don’t like spending money unless
it is completely necessary. But there are times to spend money
so it does cost us more money in the future. The example is
when we properly maintain a car today, it will prevent major repairs
in the future. It’s true, I don’t have to spend the money, but
I choose to spend it because I know in the long run it will be more
cost effective. This example also relates our local government
and how we choose to invest our resources.
I don’t like paying more taxes than I need to, and I want to keep
our taxes as low. But there are times we need to spend
money today to ensure it will not cost us more in the future.
Sometimes we can get so “principled” that we lose the bigger
In the process of electing our next Belknap Country Commissioner it
will be important that we look for a candidate the can see the
future, and help make decisions for us, who tax payer, to keep our
taxes low for the long term and not just for an election cycle.
Glen Waring who is running for Country Commissioner is one whom I
believe has the character, experience and the foresight to work
collaboratively to find solutions for Belknap County that will not
only be good for the tax payer today, but are solutions that will be
good for my children, who will be the tax payers in the future.
All the Best,