SANDWICH — Come help celebrate the remarkable role women have played in the 250-year history of Sandwich. An ice cream social at the Benz Center (Heard Road in Center Sandwich) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 will feature Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter highlighting the many valuable contributions women have made to the town.
Beyond their work with home and hearth, women have participated as Selectmen, support staff for the Selectmen, Town Clerks, Supervisors of the Checklist and Ballot Inspectors and in many other roles. According to Sandwich New Hampshire, 1763-1990, Mrs. John Prescott, among the first group of settlers, "ran to get over the line to Sandwich first." Her eagerness persists in the women who serve the town today.
Robin Dustin will offer general comments on women in Sandwich and introduce Carol Shea Porter, who will briefly speak of women in town, state and national government and recognize the specific achievements of some very special Sandwich women.
At the conclusion of her talk, the floor will be open for anyone present to recognize and celebrate a woman in Sandwich who has made a positive difference in our community. Speakers are requested to keep their comments brief, so as many people as possible can express their recognition and appreciation.