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Veterans briefs: Craft fair in Wolfeboro

April 17. 2013 10:43PM

WOLFEBORO - A craft fair is set for Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harriman-Hale American Legion Hall, 142 Center St.

This is an indoor fair held rain or shine, featuring many hand-made items

Farm products such as maple syrup, jams, jellies, cheese, salsa, dips, plants are welcome. Free parking is available near the building.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. The ever popular raffle table will once again feature items donated by the crafters.

Auxiliary made craft items will also be available for purchase.

Some of the activities that the proceeds of this fair will support include: coupon clipping for military commissaries, donations for shipment of care packages for the troops through MooreMart, donations to Liberty House, NH Veterans Home Resident Benefit Fund, Life Ministries Food Pantry, Benson Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Wright Museum Festival of Trees, sponsoring a candidate to attend Girls State ,and donations to place wreaths at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

For information, contact Rachel Chamberlin at 569-4296.

Loyalty Day in Pelham

PELHAM - The public is invited to a VFW Loyalty Day Awards dinner on Friday, May 10, at St. Patrick's Parish Center, 12 Main St.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

There will be raffles and door prizes.

The cost is $10, $5 for children under 12.

For advance tickets, contact: Mark McCabe at-635-1540 or email:

There will be all-you-can-eat chicken breast with rice, veggies, salad, soda, coffee, tea and desserts.

This month, come and support the Pelham winners of the various VFW programs.

Support auction, dinner to aid veterans

Harbor Homes has been working with the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce to prepare for the 6th annual auction and dinner, which supports the Veterans FIRST Program in Nashua and Manchester.

In June, a third Veterans FIRST housing facility, BAE Systems Independence Hall, will open at 335 Somerville Street in Manchester.

The transitional and permanent housing apartment complex will provide one and two bedroom apartments for 26 homeless veterans and their families.

People are asked to attend the James W. Healy Trust 6th Annual Veterans FIRST Auction - Saturday, April 13, to support the veterans who have sacrificed so much.

The evening consists of a silent auction, live auction, music, hors d'oeuvres, and a meal.

There will also be ongoing raffles, games and entertainment. Tickets are $60/person and entire tables can be purchased as well.

One auction item is a week-long stay in a villa in Orvieto, Italy. There are also concert tickets to Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band, Red Sox tickets, restaurant gift certificates, various New England weekend excursions, Inuit carvings, a helicopter ride, and an in-home cocktail party.

Call Erin Schaick at 882-3616, ext 1148, or email her at .

New Boston AFS is open for recreation

NEW BOSTON - With the completion of a multi-year investigation, the Air Force has determined there are no residual effects hindering camping and recreational activities on New Boston Air Force Station.

NBAFS, home to the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, is once again providing access to its recreational venues.

NBAFS sits in an undeveloped area of rural New Hampshire, and includes more than 2,600 acres of rolling hills that offer recreational opportunities.

In 2009, camping and recreational activities on NBAFS were closed to allow the Air Force to determine if there were any residual effects from the station's heritage as a World War II and Korean Conflict training facility.

The majority of the station consists of undeveloped forest, which encircles campground and recreation areas. The NBAFS campground is one of only two FamCamps in New England, and has approximately 50 campsites (a mixture of sites equipped with full RV hookups and primitive campsites) scattered around four ponds.

NBAFS operates an equipment resale, issue and rental operation. Some items available for issue and rental include skis, snowboards, poles, boots, snowmobiles, popup trailers, kayaks, canoes and boats.

NBAFS also operates a recreational vehicle storage lot that provides a safe and affordable place to store recreational vehicles, boats, and small trailers. The newly paved and fenced facility has gated customer access and will accommodate approximately 50 vehicles up to 40 feet in length.

RV storage is available to active-duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel, retirees, and DOD civilians at a fraction of the prices offered by civilian and commercial businesses.

Call 471-2488.


Conway church to dedicate Korean War memorial

CONWAY - St. Margaret of Scotland Church will dedicate a memorial to Korean War Veterans at a special Saturday prayer service at 4 p.m. on June 1.

The memorial is a specially constructed case containing a Bronze Star, Korean War Medal and United Nations Korean Service Medal given by the family of a Korean War veteran. All veterans and the public are welcome to the worship service.

In addition to remembering Korean War veterans, all veterans who served will be remembered. Veterans groups are welcome to participate formally in the event.

The Rev. Jeffrey Monroe, parish rector, said "The Korean War is sometimes overlooked, but as recent events show, the area remains in conflict. We can never forget the sacrifice our veterans made in that war, and all others, for our freedom."

St. Margaret of Scotland is located at 85 Pleasant St.

Monroe, former captain in the U.S. Merchant Marines, is rector; and the Rev. Harry E. Wellsman, U.S. Army, retired, is deacon. For information, vist

Post 4479 plans meat raffle, ladies night

RAYMOND - The Raymond VFW Post 4479 will hold Ladies Night on Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday, the post's Ladies Auxilliary will hold a meat raffle from 2 to 5 p.m. The post is located at 39 Main Street.

Local Nam Knights seeks kin of veteran

EPSOM - The White Mountain Chapter of the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club is participating in a program to return lost dog tags recovered in Vietnam to their rightful owners.

As part of a program, the chapter is trying to locate anyone who can help it locate the next of kin of Vietnam veteran Edward E. Raiche. Raiche was born in June 1947 and died in November 1973. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 25, 1968, and was discharged on Jan. 18, 1970.

Anyone with information about Raiche is asked to contact the Nam Knights of America at

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