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Community Continues to Reap the Rewards of Plymouth's 250th Celebration

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth's Semiquincentennial Birthday continues to benefit the Greater Plymouth area today,  long after the summer celebration and parade has passed by and become part of our recent history.

The sale of Plymouth 250th merchandise by the Plymouth Rotary, lead sponsor of this special event, helped the organization make substantial awards to two Plymouth area non-profits. Both the Plymouth Bridge House Shelter and the Plymouth Historical Society each received a check for $5,000 from the Plymouth Rotary to assist with their efforts in the community.

The Plymouth Bridge House is the only homeless shelter in Grafton County. Its mission is to help participants attain healthy, affordable and independent housing. More recently, its Director, Cathy Bentwood, has been dedicating her energies toward raising funds for Soldier On in order to build supportive, permanent housing for homeless veterans in the area. Statistics show that one out of three homeless people are veterans, and that on any given night, there are 100,000 homeless veterans on our streets.

The Plymouth Historical Society was organized in 1973, and its goal is to preserve and make available historical records and other memorabilia relevant to Plymouth and its environs. The Plymouth Historical Society oversees the Plymouth Historical Museum located in the former Plymouth Public Library Building on Court Street. The building is listed on the National Register and houses photographs, personal memorabilia, various collections, vintage clothing and other items of historical interest.

Plymouth Historical Society President, Lisa Lundari, was enthusiastically involved in the 250th celebration as part of the town's Steering Committee and she personally created most of the artwork and the graphic designs for the banners, parade program and 250th merchandise.

The Plymouth Rotary Club is a group of 38 local individuals who collectively work to support the community by putting "Service Above Self." Plymouth 250th merchandise is still available for purchase and may be obtained by contacting President-Elect Sharon Thorne at her Main Street Allstate business, President Kathy Kearns at her office at the Circle Program, or Steve Rand at Rand's Hardware Store.

Proceeds will go to the Plymouth Rotary Foundation to support future community service projects, local scholarships, and area non-profit organizations. For more information about the Plymouth Rotary, contact Kathy Kearns at (603) 744-0661 or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 08:07

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Gilmanton Women's Club meets Monday

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Women's Club will meet at the home of Cynthia Wahlstrom, 80 North Road, Gilmanton I.W., on Monday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m.
For more information call Bernadette Gallant, president at 364-7709 or visit the web site at: www.gilmantonnh.org. 

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Gilmanton Thrift Shop Changing Hours

GILMANTON — There is a brand new sale starting at the Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop. Starting Monday, October 7 and continuing through Saturday, October 26 all items with red or yellow barbs will be 50% off.

Starting Monday, October 14 the Thrift Shop will no longer be open on Mondays. New winter hours are: Wednesday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

More volunteers are needed at the GCCFood Pantry & Thrift Shop, especially on Saturdays. Those who would like to help out by volunteering can stop by the shop or call Jane Sisti@ 364-7437.

Food donations are welcomed and can be left in one of the collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School, the Year Round Library or brought to the pantry during business hours. Checks can be mailed to GCC Food Pantry at PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837. The Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Iron Works Market and parking is located in the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot.

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Business After Hours at Irwin Hyundai

LACONIA — Irwin Hyundai will host the Lakes Region Chamber Business After Hours on Wednesday, October 9,  from 4-6 p.m.

Irwin Hyundai is part of the Irwin Automotive Group, which recently celebrated its 62nd anniversary recently and is coming off a year of record sales.

There will be multiple door prizes and a spread of hors d'oeuvres.

"We're thrilled to invite in community members for a night of fun and networking. We looking forward to making new

friends and seeing old ones," said Chris Irwin.

Irwin Automotive opened its doors in 1951, founded by Robert H Irwin as a Lincoln Mercury dealership. Ford was added a few years ago and Peter Irwin, son of Robert, added Toyota in the late 70's and Scion in 2003. Irwin Toyota Scion Ford Lincoln, or the Irwin Zone, sells and services vehicles out of their recently updated 70,000 square foot facility on Bisson Ave. They also have their Hyundai store at 446 Union Avenue and their Budget Center at 430 Union Avenue.

To register for this event go to the Chamber website www.lakesregionchamber.org or visit the Chamber on Facebook.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 07:40

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