Select photos from the May 23, 2013 edition of Carriage Towne News.
Memorial Day Weekend Events
Nick Unger, 17, a member of Boy Scout Troop 18 of Plaistow, pictured, will be hosting a Memorial Day Weekend fundraiser as part of his Eagle Scout project. Nick will host a “great yard sale” on Sat., May 25 at his home, located at 141 Main Street in Plaistow (at Elm Street), across from Plaistow Town Hall. Proceeds will benefit the cost and installation of a 35 foot flag pole for the Rockingham United Methodist Church. He is the son of Jen and Jim Unger. Other events include Memorial Day parades and services honoring our men and women that now serve and those who have served our country in the past. Check out this issue of Carriage Towne News for many other weekend activities. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)
South Hampton Town Clean-up
It's a sorry fact of life, but some people care a lot less about our environment and the cleanliness of our towns than others. Some people throw trash out the windows of their cars while they're driving and others take time out of their busy schedule to clean it up. That exactly what some residents of South Hampton did on April 27th. They got together with their friends and their children to clean the roadsides throughout town.
The town-wide clean-up is an annual event in South Hampton. The town provides the bags for clean-up and volunteers spread out throughout town cleaning the roadsides. There is no central coordination, volunteers just clean where they want - on their own streets or through the central part of town.
This year's volunteers ranged from a mother with her two children walking along Main Ave picking up trash to eight members of the South Hampton Fire Department using the department's forestry vehicle and Gator to pick up trash along Main Ave, Hilldale Ave and Lone Goose Rd. The amount of trash surprised some. Fire Department Lieutenant, Dan Stolworthy, stated, "Driving along Main Ave, I never noticed the trash on the side of the road. But, walking the road sides really showed just how much trash there was." The trash picked ranged from discarded beer and soda cans and bottles to tire and construction debris, not to mention the thousands of cigarette butts.
There’s a lesson in here for all of us. One little piece of trash tossed along the side of the road may not seem like it’s a big deal, but throughout the course of a year, it really starts to pile up. Imagine what the roads would look like if the volunteers didn’t help clean up each year.
Pictured above are several Firefighters picking up trash on Main Ave. They are, from left: Junior Firefighters James Guilmette and Tucker Holt, and Firefighters Troy Wise, Mike Audy, and Craig Campbell.
'Knight of the Year'
Sir Knight Ronald Metevier (left) from Raymond, was presented with the “Knight of the Year” award for 2012-2013 at the 114th annual New Hampshire State Council of the Knights of Columbus. The award was presented by State Deputy Joel Plante (right) at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua.
Seacoast Celebrates Spring
The Seacoast Artist Association celebrated the signs of spring at a “Featured Artist Reception” at the Gallery, located at 225 Water Street in Exeter. Above, artist Lauren Chuslo-Shur displayed some of her favorite spring creation paintings. For Gallery information, call 603-778-8856. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)
Lions Give Safety Helmets
The 12th annual multi-community Health Fair, co-sponsored by the Hampstead School Nurses and Hampstead Lions Club, was held at the Hampstead Middle School. Lion member Sue Judge, left, gave away 46 free children’s bike helmets and bike safety information packets. The helmets came in various colors and sizes. Ready to ride is student Toby Chasse. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)
Earth Day Clean-up
The Danville Democratic Committee turned out to join others clean the roadsides of Danville on Earth Day Weekend, April 20. “We enjoy the Spring town-wide cleanup, contributing toward our community in this way, and hope to inspire others to do the same,” said Danville Democratic Committee Chair, Sarah Weston. Pictured are George Manos, who is also on the Budget and Planning Boards, Mary Elizabeth Seals, and Sarah Weston.
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