Chichester NH News

November 14, 2018


On Wednesday, November 21, the Free Community Supper at the Chichester Methodist Parish Hall will be a Thanksgiving Dinner. Come at 6 p.m. and enjoy Thanksgiving with your friends and neighbors. This meal is free and open to all. Donations are gratefully accepted to be used for the cost of future suppers.



The Chichester Holiday Food Basket Program for 2018 in cooperation with the Capital Region Food Program is excited to provide a holiday meal and additional food to help families over the holidays.  The Chichester Food Pantry will be accepting applications until Dec 1.   The Chichester contact for a basket is Evelyn Pike at 798-5808 ext. 1 or stop by town hall.



Chichester Grange will be holding a Penny Sale and Soup Lunch at the Grange/Town Hall on Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m.  Numbers will be drawn beginning at 12 noon. Purchase a lunch of homemade soup to enjoy while waiting to see what you will be bringing home. The Penny Sale is Christmas-themed but not limited to Christmas items.





The Chichester Police Department has applications for assistance through the Santa’s Helpers program at the station. They must be filled out completely and turned in to the Chichester Police Department by December 19, 2018. You must be a Chichester resident. Unfortunately we have to restrict it to children eighteen and younger. We try to fill the “needs” category first and then things in the “want” 


category. Questions: call 798-4911 Chichester Police. 


Once again the Chichester Food Pantry will be handling the food baskets for Christmas, so please contact the Town Hall.



Chichester Town Library News


This afternoon’s (Wednesday) meeting of the Policy Committee has been cancelled and replaced with a meeting of the Board of Trustees on the budget.  It is an open meeting, and anyone interested in the upcoming budget for the library is welcome to attend.  The meeting will start at 4 p.m.


The Book Club meets tonight at 7 p.m.  Participants will be discussing their personal choices of books for the past month.  Next month’s selection is The Emperor’s Guest: Coming of Age Behind Barbed Wire During WW II in Indonesia, by Titia Bozuwato.  


Tomorrow’s Story Hour will be meeting at the Grange, where the Fire Department will be displaying equipment and interacting with the younger set.  This is always a very popular program.  Thanks to the Fire Department for their participation!


We had a very productive used book sale earlier this month.  Thanks to all who came and who donated.  Also, a big thank you to Barbara Sinclair Pappas, who sold prints and cards from her backyard nature series to help fund the upcoming renovations in the children’s area of the main library.  These cards and prints will remain on display, and for sale, for those who couldn’t attend the reception.  We’d also like to extend another huge thank you to the Currid family for their grant that started this project.   


Coffee and coloring continues on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. 


The adventures and rescues of the Paw Patrol are also being featured on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 for our younger kids, in a version of the new Toddler Time program.


The library will be closed from November 22-25th, so that staff may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.



Melvin Jones Award

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Left to right:   Susan Hoag, Nancy Fraher, Maddy Lamy, District Governor Jerry Vaccaro


The Melvin Jones Award is presented to outstanding lions that make a significant contribution to their community by the service projects that they enthusiastically participate in. The Epsom-Chichester Lions have chosen these members as exemplifying this standard.


The first lion jumped right in accepting responsibility for becoming a terrific treasurer, selling raffle tickets, our cashier at old home days,volunteering at the race track, and assisting at Operation Kidsight screenings. Despite an arthritic kneee she hung in there and did a great job at whatever she volunteered to do.  We are honored to recognize Maddy Lamy with a well deserved Melvin Jones Award.


Our second lion has been a long time volunteer. She has helped with every project we have been involved in including Kidsight, race track screenings, chairman of the Peace Poster contest, raffle sales, cashier and beverage supervisor at old home days,and roadside pickup.  She has a been a loyal Lion volunteer and has exemplified the motto of service of a lion.  Sue Hoag has earned her Melvin Jones Award many times over.


Our third Lion joined despite having many other responsibilities. She works almost full-time despite saying she is retired. Her first assignment that she enthusiastically took on was to manage the scholarship program and has done a great job with it.  She fits in Operation Kidsight program work at the schools when she can and does a great job as well. Scooping french fries and chicken at old home days is one of her jobs as well.She has served as vice-president for the club and always manages to bring the greatest macaroni and cheese to our dinner meetings. Nancy fraher is a great example of what a Lion should be. She does “serve.” 


Despite being very busy, Maddy, Sue, and Nancy decided to become Lions. 


We are inviting you to become volunteers in service to your communities of Epsom and chichester by joining the Epsom-Chichester Lions club. We meet monthly at the Chichester Library on the first Thursday of the month year round.  Contact us at 603-731-6298 by text or call 736-9942 please. We would love to meet you and introduce you to Lionism.












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