Gilmanton NH News

August 3, 2011


The Gilmanton Old Home Day Sunday service will be on August 7th at the First Congregational Society at 4 pm in Smith Meeting House located on Meeting House Road in Gilmanton. 

The guest minister will be the Reverend Bill Torrey from Plymouth, NH. He is an accomplished artist and will use his talent during the service. Betty Derby will be the guest organist. Services will be held on the third Sunday of the month through December.

Everyone is welcome to attend the non-denomination service. Immediately following the service the congregation will gather for refreshments in the meeting room.

Congratulations to Samantha Burk for being listed on The University of Maine at Farmington Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester. Those students completing a minimum of 12 credits in courses producing quality points and  maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or higher receive this honor.

GYRL Says Goodbye

Come by the Gilmanton Year-Round Library on Friday August 12th to say good-bye to Jenny Stevens, the children’s librarian. After two years, Jenny will be leaving for a new opportunity. There will be a good-bye celebration from 10:00 - 1:00 with refreshments to enjoy as we say goodbye and wish Jenny well.



August Services At Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church

The Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church, the old white church on top of the hill, on Province Road, Route 107, is following with tradition by having a series of summer services. Again this year, the services are being held on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm.

• August 7th - Pastor Linda Bolton of Gilmanton with musician Betty Derby.

• August 21st - Reverend Alfred Page of Loudon with musician Reverend Henry Frost.


Please bring your favorite dessert which will be shared during fellowship time following the services.



Gilmanton Farmers’ Market Moves To A New Day

Every Friday afternoon from 3 to 6 pm, the Gilmanton Farmers’ Market will be open at the Town Hall, also known as the Academy Building, on Route 107 just north of Gilmanton 4 Corners (where Route 140 crosses Route 107).  You can see the tables and tents set up on the lawn under the big trees right out front.

Once again, fresh produce, eggs and lamb is provided by Jamie Clark, of Meadowview Farm.  Daryl Hoitt and Doug Breed of Red Fox Farm are offering their jams and pickles as well as herb plants, fresh eggs, dried herbs, tinctures as well as their fresh homemade fudges, including that famous Hot Pepper Fudge.

Steve Owens of Remedy House is offering their raspberry freezer jam, dill pickles, fresh baked Blondie brownies, fruit tarts, fresh baked focaccia and their great granola plus other goodies.  Meeting House Soda, with their homemade sodas - blueberry, rhubarb and other flavors are chilled and waiting.  Audra Kelly from Buck View Farm has fresh cut flowers and herbs and delightful handmade board signs.  We will have tree fruits as they come in season and a few new vendors will be adding their ideas to the market.

Come support the local businesses while enjoying great products for your summer, stocking up for winter, and acquiring unusual gifts as well.



GCC Food Pantry And Thrift Shop News

Beginning Monday, August 1st and continuing thru Saturday, August 20th, we will be having a store wide Clearance Sale.  All Adult clothing, shoes and accessories will be on sale for $1.00 per item.  All Children and Infant clothing, shoes and accessories will be 50¢.  Every item in the Thrift Shop that is wearable will be included in the Clearance Sale.

We have many name brand items and items which still have the original tags attached.  There are still many warm days left to the summer and remember, back to school usually starts with many warm days.  So come on by and get some great stuff for the family at a really great price!!

Our yard sale was a great success and the GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop committee would like to extend a really big Thank You to all who helped us out.  Whether you made a donation, helped set up or break things down, worked the day of the sale or came by and made a purchase; we thank you very much.  It is because of all the great volunteers and those who donate that we are able to do so much for those in need in our community.

The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop committee, with help from the Gilmanton School, will again this year be assisting families in need with school supplies.  If you have a child or children in either Gilmanton School or Gilford High School and you are in need of assistance with supplies for the upcoming school year, please contact Beth Lavin at 267-1934, or Jane Sisti at 364-7437.  You can also sign-up at the Food Pantry during our regular business hours.

Supplies are low in our food pantry, so as always, if you would like to make a donation to the Food Pantry you can drop your donations off  during our regular business hours.  There are also collection bins at the Academy Building in the Corners, the Year Round Library and at the Iron Works Market.  We accept non-perishable food items for our pantry.  If you wish to make a monetary donation you can mail it to GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton IW, NH  03837. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the pantry and thrift shop, please contact Sharon Barton at 267-5934 or Jane Sisti at 364-7437.  We are always looking for people to work during business hours or upstairs in our sorting area.  You must be 18 years old to work in the shop.

We are located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Iron Works Market.  We are open on Monday 9am-1pm, Wednesday 3pm-7pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm.  Parking is located in the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot just west of the shop.



Gilmanton Community Church Vacation Bible Camp

The Gilmanton Community Church invites you to join us for Gospel Light’s “Sunsurf Beach Bash” for children ages 4 through entering 6th grade.  Vacation Bible Camp will run August 15th through the 19th from 8:30 am to 12 noon at the Gilmanton Community Church, Route 140, in Gilmanton Iron Works. 

In lieu of a registration fee we are asking that participants bring a non-perishable food item each day they attend for the food pantry.  Pre-registration is not required.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Jansury at











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