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Gilmanton Food Pantry organizing Adopt-A-Child program, holiday food baskets

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry is making preparations for sponsorship of the Adopt-A-Child project again this year, which will help provide Gilmanton children with toys and clothing that their families can not otherwise provide.

Anyone wishing to help with this worthwhile project may either adopt one child, one family of children or just purchase one gift on a child's wish list. For persons who may not have the time or resources to go and shop for gifts, the pantry will accept a monetary donation and purchase the gift(s) on the individual's behalf. Donations of wrapping paper and bows.

There is also currently a collection for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. Items requested include cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, stuffing mix, juice, sugar, coffee, cocoa, breakfast muffin mix, pickles, olives as well as turkeys. Monetary donations to help purchase butter/margarine, milk, eggs, fresh fruit, potatoes, and onions are also accepted.

Requests for food baskets and the Adopt-A-Child project must be received by Wednesday, November 19 in order to have time to acquire and distribute all requested items. Donations of non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Academy building, the Year Round Library, and at the Pantry during open hours. Monetary donations may be brought in to the Pantry or mailed to Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:38

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Pemi Baker Health and Hospice plans several events

PLYMOUTH — Pemi Baker Community Health and Hospice is observing National Hospice Month by offering several events to educate, support and comfort our community this November. The first program Grief: What Helps When it Hurts will be held on Saturday, November 15 at Plymouth State University in Hyde Hall, Room 222 from 9-11 a.m.
All members of the community are invited to a presentation of an educational video and panel discussion featuring Mary Ellen McCormack, Director of Hospice, Dr. Diane Arsenault, Medical Director, and Mary Francis Drake, Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinator of Pemi Baker Community Health and Hospice. Free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, November 19 a Community-wide Remembrance Service will be held at Plymouth State University's Welcome Center at 4:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend a Ceremony of Remembrance for people of all faiths. This will be a community-wide gathering to honor the memory of all those community members we have lost in the past year or so. As we enter the holiday season, which can be particularly difficult for those who are grieving, it is an opportunity to come together to remember our loved ones, and to comfort and support each other.

For more information, please contact Mary Francis Drake, Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator, Pemi-Baker Commity Health and Hospice, One Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH, pbhha.org, 603-536-2232.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:36

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111214SeniorMomentumMovieBreakfast Nov. 14Senior Moment-um having breakfast & a movie

GILFORD – The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, November 17. The group will meet at the Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. for breakfast and a movie.

The featured film is the Thanksgiving comedy classic, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" starring John Candy and Steve Martin. The movie and coffee are free of charge. We will also have breakfast available for anyone interested at $2 per person featuring eggs, bacon and toast.

Participants are asked to RSVP by Friday, November 14. For more information or to RSVP please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:31

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Career Partnership Program has new executive director

 MEREDITH — Allison Duffield is the new Executive Director of the GMP Career Partnership Program. A resident of Meredith for nineteen years she has been active in the community and worked at Inter-Lakes High School as a Para Educator. Chris Kelly, chairman of the GMP Career Partnership Committee, is pleased to have Allison as the new director and looks forward to working with her.

Allison's goal is "to assist as many students as possible and help them find the right career path." The GMP Career Partnership Program is a partnership between GMP and the Inter-Lakes School district placing students in job shadows and internships to explore future careers.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. . For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:29

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