Gilmanton NH News

December 11, 2013


 

The December Christmas Church Service of the First Congregational Society of Gilmanton will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 2pm at the Smith Meeting House.

 

The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness will officiate. Organist, Harriet Coupal will be joined by Mary Sawyer on the French horn for the prelude so plan to arrive early and enjoy the music. Later in the program, Lainie Rosato will sing Oh Holy Night also accompanied by Mrs. Coupal.

 

Refreshments will be served in the meeting room downstairs after the service.

 

The December Christmas Church Service of the First Congregational Society of Gilmanton will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 2pm at the Smith Meeting House.

 

The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness will officiate. Organist, Harriet Coupal will be joined by Mary Sawyer on the French horn for the prelude so plan to arrive early and enjoy the music. Later in the program, Lainie Rosato will sing Oh Holy Night also accompanied by Mrs. Coupal.

 

Refreshments will be served in the meeting room downstairs after the service.

 


 

GCC Food Pantry And Thrift Shop News

 

Please don’t forget The GCC Thrift Shop while you are out Christmas shopping. We have a wide variety of gently used clothing for all members of the family and every item with a red or green barb is 50 % off.  Surely you can find something for your upcoming holiday party or that special someone.

 

Donations of food items and or money for our holiday food baskets are greatly appreciated.  Presently, we are collecting special items including coffee, juice, cereal, jelly, peanut butter, pineapple, and cake and frosting mix for Christmas.  Please check to be sure the dates on food items have not expired.  Donations can be dropped off at one of our collection sites located at the Gilmanton School, Gilmanton Year Round Library, the Academy Building or at the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop during regular hours.  Your help and generosity is greatly appreciated. Please do not leave donations outside of the door when the shop is closed.  Monetary donations may be mailed to GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.

 

The Adopt-a-Child project is still ongoing.  There are children whom you can sponsor or toys to buy.  If you are interested in helping with this worthwhile project, please contact Beth Lavin at 267-1934 or Jane Sisti, Director at 364-7437.  

 

The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works and parking is available at the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot.  We welcome new volunteers.  If you have a few hours to spare, please consider volunteering.  

 

Hours:  Wednesdays, 3 – 7 pm and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.  

 

Thank you to everyone, including the American Legion Auxiliary, for your recent donations and participation in our missions to assist families and children needing a little extra help, especially at this time of year.

 


 

Gilmanton PTA Holiday Craft Fair

 

Gilmanton Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Unit #102 of the American Legion Auxiliary extends it appreciation to the Gilmanton PTA for hosting the recent Gilmanton Holiday Craft Fair; and to our many friends and supporters who purchased great home-baked items from the Auxiliary along with raffle tickets for a chance to win a wonderful holiday/winter themed gift-basket.  Ms. Ford was the winner of the raffle and was presented with a beautiful basket full of decorations, linen, holiday treats, gifts and homegood items.  

 

As part of our Holiday-Fair participation, members also donated and collected non-perishable food items which were donated to the Gilmanton Food Pantry.  Home-baked items were also donated to the Dump Run Café for their weekly community gatherings.

 

Members were present to provide visitors with information on our “Veterans at Rest in Gilmanton” project; the goal of which is to locate and document all veteran burials in Gilmanton to ensure that the sites receive proper honor.  

 

The Mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to Further Americanism and to Support Veterans, Military, their Families and Community.  Fund-raising is essential to the support we are able to provide during the year.  The Gilmanton Holiday Craft Fair is a wonderful community event; be sure to join us in Gilmanton next year!  For further information on American Legion Auxiliary, our Veterans Projects, membership or donation opportunities, contact us at ALA102@ metrocast.net.  Wishing you a great Holiday Season!

 

Raelyn Cottrell, President

Gilmanton Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Unit #102

American Legion Auxiliary

 


 

Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church

Christmas Service and Holiday Get Together

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The Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church on Route 107 is having their annual Christmas Service and Holiday Get Together on Sunday, December 22nd at 5:30 PM.  Pastor Chris Stevens and organist Henry Frost will be sharing their gifts of faith and words in music. There will be a collection box for canned goods and non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry.  For the young at heart, there will be a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, so bring a child’s present for Santa to give out.  Please make a dessert to share with family, friends, and neighbors. All are welcome to attend.  Hope to see you there.

 


 

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Students at the Gilmanton School took part in a Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive during the month of November. The drive was put on by the school’s Student Leadership Team. By the end of the drive, the students of Gilmanton School had collected 1,559 non-perishable food items. These items were delivered to the Gilmanton Food Pantry. The members of the Student Leadership Team and the Gilmanton Food Pantry would like to thank all of the students and families that supported this important event! 

 


Obituaries


 

Dr. Philip A. Ray Jr.

 

Dr. Philip A. Ray Jr., of Gilmanton Ironworks, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. He died peacefully at home after a brief illness in the care of his beloved wife Marilyn. 

 

His lifelong love and devotion to Marilyn, to whom he was married for 62 years, has been an inspiration to his sons Philip III and his wife Ginny of Loveland, Colo., Kenneth and his wife, Julie, of Loveland, Colo. and David and his wife, Lisa, of Sherborn, Mass. and his grandchildren, Philip IV, Michael, Eric, Kelly, Natalie, Julia and Jacob.

 

He was an active antique dealer and Bronze Life Master tournament bridge player known for his friendliness, enthusiasm, and good nature. His ubiquitous presence at antique auctions and duplicate bridge games will be missed.

 

Born on April 30, 1929, in Golden, Colo., he was a member of scholastic honor societies at both Lakewood High School in Colorado and Colorado State University from which he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1952. He was a championship golfer in high school and college and for many years afterwards. He practiced veterinary medicine in Illinois and Colorado and eventually joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a long career that took him to positions in South Dakota, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, Connecticut, Florida, and finally to New Hampshire where he retired as Area Supervisor of Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection for New England. Along the way he received an outstanding performance award from the USDA and an honorary degree from the University of Connecticut for his contributions to the school’s agriculture department.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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