Select photos from the May 3, 2012 Carriage Towne News.
Making a Positive Difference Every Day
Community Crossroads, Inc. (formerly Region 10), held its 15th annual Kids Carnival, filling the day full of smiles, featuring games, prizes, special activities, and great food...making a positive difference every day. Their mission is “to support people who have developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders, in partnership with families and caregivers, to enhance their independence and personal growth while fostering meaningful relationships and involvement within their communities.” Volunteers with some of the gift baskets are: Jinelle M. Hobson, development coordinator at Community Crossroads, and her daughter Leah Hobson, a student at Sandown Central School, Sandown.
A Very Proud Grandmom
Damion McCann, 10, was one of more than 75 Hampstead Scouts to “cross over” during ceremonies held at the Hampstead Middle School. He is a member of Pack 111 and the Arrow of Light. Approximately 200 parents attended the affair, including proud grandmom Marie McCann.
Focus on Scouting
The Brentwood Historical Society Museum was filled to capacity for the Society’s February program on the Scouting program in America and its impact on our society. In addition to Historical Society members, a number of Scout leaders, parents, and Cub Scouts themselves gathered to see the large display of early Scouting uniforms, equipment, and memorabilia. Cliff Cray of Epping, who has been associated with Scouting in this area for years, gave a short talk, addressing the young Webelos Scouts in particular.
Lions 20th Anniversary
It seems like only yesterday but members of the Hampstead Lions are celebrating their 20th birthday. They’re always making the community happy with the annual Pancake Breakfast, held at Central School, Emerson Avenue, Hampstead. Above at right, head flipper Carl Rutigliano has been flippin' since 1992, helping to make it a success while assisted by Bob Laferriere, left, and Barry Cloutier, center.
Seniors: Come on Down
As part of a giant Senior Appreciation, the Raymond Baptist Church has invited all seniors to a free breakfast on Sat., May 5, from 8:30-11:00 a.m., at the church, located at 145 Route 27 (at Main Street) in Raymond. Come and enjoy a tasty and delightful breakfast by executive chef Michael Klingensmith, above, pictured with breakfast coordinator Sue Smith.
It's A Family Affair
Because of his love of all animals, Dr. Joseph Guischard, D.V.M., watches closely as his daughter Ruth, 17, fills a syringe for her dad at the Atkinson Fire Association Rabies Clinic, where they volunteered their services. The third member of the family team is Pam Guischard, right, bookkeeper at the 6 Jericho Road family facility, where someday Ruth will partner with her dad.
Invest Write State Winners
Fifth-grader Sierra Mielens and sixth-grader Daniela Ronga, both students of Hampstead Academy in Hampstead, are New Hampshire’s First Place elementary school winner and First Place middle school winner of the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® student essay competition, sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation and SIFMA member firms.
As part of a fundraising event to benefit the Church Operating Fund, members and friends of the East Hampstead Union Church, Route 121A, East Hampstead, will host their famous Meatball Supper on Sat., May 19, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., downstairs in the church hall. As an added extra, there will be a rain or shine Yard Sale on May 24, 25, and 26. The East Hampstead Union Church has been serving the local community for over 115 years. Above is Doris Sweet, a 14 year member of the church and mother of Paul A. Sweet, pastor.
The 98 Elite Spartans followed up a strong finish to the regular season with commanding wins in the quarterfinals over the Monarchs (7-3) and over the Glades in the semi-finals (5-1) to set up a championship game with Nashua. The Spartans took control of a 1-1 game in the second with two goals on a single shift followed by a third goal by the next line and rode the momentum to a 6-2 win. They finished runner up last year and completed their goal of being the division champion this year. Congratulations!
Shoe Drive at Swasey
Recently, students are Swasey Central School in Brentwood held a shoe drive to support the Soles4Souls program. Gently worn shoes will be donated to children and adults all over the world, with 50% of them helping others right here in the United States.
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