The Kennedy House
Gift Baskets and More
90 Shackford Corner Road
Center Barnstead, NH
Friday, November 25th thru Monday, November 28th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nancy Boyd Kennedy
Thanksgiving Service To Be Held At The Smith Meeting
As a prelude to Thanksgiving week, the First
Congregational Society in Gilmanton will host a Thanksgiving service
at 4 pm on November 20th, in the Smith Meeting House.
The service will be performed by the Reverend Sydney
Lovett. We will have Harriet Coupel as our organist. From time to
time we invite guest musicians to join us during our time of
celebration. After the service we invite everyone to join us in the
meeting room for refreshments.
This is the next to last service before our
Christmas service held on December 18 at 2 pm. Last year we enjoyed
the music of the UNH Brass Quintet for our Christmas service.
Those with questions regarding upcoming services
should call 603-267-8151.
Directions to the Smith Meeting House (For those new
to the area).
From The North Or South: I-93 to Exit 20, Follow
Route 140E through Belmont to intersection of Routes 107 and 140 in
Gilmanton. Stay on Route 140 approx. 3 miles to Smith Meeting House
Road on the right. Look for signs.
Directions From The Seacoast: Spaulding Turnpike to
Alton, NH, Route 11 to Alton. Take a left onto Route 140, approx. 10
miles to Smith Meeting House Road on the left. Look for signs.
Gilmanton School Celebrates Veteranís Day
On November 10, 2011, the Gilmanton School held
their Veteranís Day assembly. The veterans were seated together in
the gymnasium. All areas of the armed forces were represented. There
were veterans from the past, to veterans who are currently
serving. The students stood and saluted as veterans marched in
with the flags, and then the school band played our National Anthem.
LTC Ralph Huber from the National Guard spoke about what heroes are
made of. He had a moving speech that reached the smallest and
touched the veterans. The third graders read their poetry and the
fourth graders read class letters they had worked on together.
The students then got to see firsthand a soldier who
had received supplies they had sent a year ago. Staff Sergeant Casey
Brennan spoke to the students about how important it is to the
troops to receive letters and supplies from home. He thanked the
students personally and accepted this yearís collection on behalf of
the soldiers overseas.
We would like to thank all of the members of the
community who helped with donating supplies that will be sent
overseas to our soldiers. As the younger children sang, the 6th and
7th graders held up pieces of a flag in the bleachers. It was a
touching part to watch the flag waving as the children were singing.
The 7th graders told of the history of the holiday and the American
Flag. After having a moment of silence all veterans were invited to
come together for a group photo. They joined together in the
cafeteria for conversation and refreshments. Happy Veteranís Day!
Lucille L. Collins
Lucille Landry Collins, 85, of 276 Cotton Hill Road,
Laconia, died at the Epsom Manor Health Care Center, Epsom, NH on
Thursday, November 3, 2011. She was the widow of John J. Collins who
died March 26, 2008.
Mrs. Collins was born April 25, 1926 in Concord, NH,
the daughter of Edgar and Emma (Trudell) Landry.
Mrs. Collins travelled the world as a military wife
for thirty-three years.
Mrs. Collins lived in Gilmanton where she and her
late husband restored the Gilmanton Tavern. For many years, they
summered on Mohawk Island in Winnisquam, NH and wintered in Ft.
Myers, Florida. Lucille was an accomplished and deeply loved woman
and was a mother to her own and many others. She was a top notch
sportswoman, craftswoman, artist, a hostess extraordinaire and a
Survivors include two daughters, Dallas C. Gilbert
and her husband, David, of Laconia and Michele Collins of Concord;
two grandchildren, Brett Peterman and Casey Gilbert; a sister,
Charlotte Blair, of Alexandria, Virginia and three nephews. In
addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Collins was
predeceased by a daughter, Kirsten Collins, in 1975.
There will be no calling hours. A Gathering of
Remembrance will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the
family lot at Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.
For those who wish, the family suggests that
memorial donations be made to the Epsom Healthcare Center - TFGE
Fund (for Continuing Staff Education), 901 Suncook Valley Highway,
Epsom, NH 03234.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home &
Cremation Services of Laconia is assisting the family. For more
information and to view an online memorial go to