Epsom NH News

August 10, 2011


Upcoming Summer Reading Program events for children at the Epsom Library include “International Fun,” on Wed. July 10th from 2-4 pm, featuring crafts, stories and snacks from around the world!  We’ll “Celebrate Books” on Mon. Aug. 15th from 2-4 pm. Come decorate a book bag, make bookmarks, enjoy a story and snacks!

Pies are needed for the Epsom Old Home Day supper on Sat. Aug. 13th. If you can donate a pie (please only two crusted fruit pies) call Vickie at 736-4707. Pies can be delivered to the trailer by the pavilion at Webster Park on 8/13 by 3 pm. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

Lions Pancake Breakfast 

8-10 am

The famous Epsom-Chichester Pancake Breakfast at Epsom Old Home Days returns on Saturday, August 13th, 8-10 am.   We will have an all you can eat, pancakes, coffee, sausage, juice and a surprise addition this year for those coming early after 8 am. We will serve after 10 if anything is left. The price is $5 for over 10 to adults, $3 kids 6-10, and under 6 free.

As always, the benefit will be Lions Sight and Hearing projects as well as any other needs we may consider in the community.

We will also be selling French fries and chicken tenders under the Lions tent during the day’s festivities.


Epsom Public Library

The summer reading program for adults with its theme of Novel Destinations concludes on Wednesday, August 17th, with its grand finale.  Fabulous Places will be presented by the Ann White Northwood Theater Workshop.  This musical travelogue revue will take you on a “Sentimental Journey” all the way from “Moonlight in Vermont” on the “Chatanooga Choo Choo” to “California Dreamin” and more.

Geraldine Veroneau directs the performers Carole Neveux, Bill Peterson, Vicki Watson, Bob Boucher, Katie Makem-Boucher, Jill Drouin, Jocelyn Carlucci and Kate Mara.  Molly Makem will entertain with Irish Step Dancing.

The evening begins at 7:00 pm.  Following the show, the Grand Prize, two lobster dinners at the Weathervane, a $25 Gift Certificate for Gibson’s Book Store, and three beautiful mums, courtesy of the Friends of the Library will be drawn.  Light refreshments will be served.

Annual Mum Sale
The Friends of the Library are once again selling beautiful mums.  Colors this year are red, yellow, white, pink/lavender, bronze and orange.  The mums are $8.00 each or 5 for $35.00, and order forms are at the front desk of the library.  The deadline for ordering is Monday, August 15.

Computer Workshop
A Basic Computer workshop is being offered Thursday, August 25 at 10:30 am.  Shirley Smith will offer hands-on “hints and tips” for those who always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.  Seating is limited to 8 so pre-registration is required.   Sign up at the library front desk or call the library (736-9220) during regular hours.




Roger C. Hanson, Sr.

Roger C. Hanson, Sr., 70, of Epsom, formerly of Contoocook, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Crestwood Care and Rehab Center in Milford.

He was born in Concord on November 1, 1940, a son of Paul A. and Corinne H. (Cummings) Hanson. He was raised in Contoocook where he lived for many years of his life and graduated from Hopkinton High School Class of 1958.

Immediately following High School, Roger entered the Military.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge from the Army, he entered the U.S. Navy where he served as a Seabee and worked in Heavy Equipment Construction for over 16 years. He was Honorably Discharged in 1978. He later worked on construction projects on the Hoover Dam in Nevada and also on the Hopkinton Dam.

He left the construction field and worked for Federal Express for several years.

Roger was a 30 year member of the Harris Lodge of Masons in Warner. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Shrine. He was also a member of the American Legion of Epsom.

Roger is survived by his wife, Doris of Epsom; his son, Roger C. Hanson, Jr. of PA; 4 daughters, Barbara Hanson of Deerfield, Dale Ellis of Indianapolis, IN, Dorothy Simons and Heidi C. Dubois both of Manchester; a brother, Paul Hanson of Ohio; a sister, Dorothy Graziano of Contoocook, 6 grandchildren,  2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services will be held. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by Bennett Funeral Home of Concord.












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