All Sections
Welcome guest, you have 3 views left.  Register| Sign In

Goffstown police to raise funds for Special Olympics

GOFFSTOWN — If you see police knocking on businesses’ doors Wednesday don’t be alarmed — it’s all for a good cause.

Members of the Goffstown Police Department will be jogging through town collecting money on June 26 to benefit the 2013 Special Olympics.

This mini torch run takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning on Daniel Plummer Drive to St. Anselm Drive, then to Mast Road in Pinardville and up Main Street.

“A police cruiser will be escorting Team Uncanoonuc from business to business,” said Goffstown police Detective Jason Ouellette. “All businesses are aware we are coming and some have checks all ready for us.”
About six Team Uncanoonuc members, including some from the records department, police and dispatchers, are volunteering their time. The goal is to raise $2,000 or more. All proceeds go to the local Special Olympics team.
The department has been taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for about five years, said Ouellette.

Chris Krajenka, former New Boston Police Chief, spearheaded the Goffstown Torch Run while he was serving as an officer in Goffstown, and continued the fundraiser in New Boston, said Ouellette. When Kajenka left Goffstown police, Ouellette took the helm to make sure the fundraiser continued.
“It’s just an incredible feeling to support Special Olympics,” he said.

Ouellette said businesses have come to expect the officers jogging door to door and have been supportive of the program.

But, donors don’t have to wait for officers to stop by. There are two drop-off boxes located at the Pizza Market and the Goffstown Police Department for residents and businesses wishing to donate.
Donations may also be mailed to: Team Uncanoonuc, Goffstown Police Department, 326 Mast Road, Goffstown, 03045.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is celebrating its 29th year of raising money so athletes can compete in the program, and spreading awareness of Special Olympics throughout New Hampshire.
The official 2013 Torch Run was held May 12-31.

For more information, go to

Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour
When you arrive you'll be offered signature holiday cookies and candies, as well as a Holiday Recipe Cookbook to take home so you can bake the sweet treats yourself!

37th Annual Candlelight Stroll 37th Annual Candlelight Stroll
In the spirit of a truly Vintage Christmas, Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth welcomes visitors to travel through 300+ years of daily life in the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock this...

Wolfeboro Festival of Trees Wolfeboro Festival of Trees
The Wolfeboro Festival of Trees, which is held annually at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, is a charity benefit featuring two levels of more than 65 trees decorated by area organizations and...

Eileen Ivers and Her Amazing Celtic Band Eileen Ivers and Her Amazing Celtic Band
Back at the Dana Center in Manchester this weekend - by popular demand - Eileen Ivers is acclaimed as one of the paramount innovators in the Celtic and World music genres.

Lights on the Hill Lights on the Hill
Celebrate the spirit of the season with "Lights on the Hill" at the Candia Congregational Church and other historic 19th century buildings in Candia.

Follow us on Facebook Follow our RSS feed

Contact Information

The Goffstown News
100 William Loeb Drive
Manchester, NH 03109

Ph: 603-206-7800
Fax: 603-206-7801

Neighborhood News publications can be found at a newsstand near you here.

News, Obituaries, Sports & Social Announcements

Christine Heiser, Executive Editor
Ph: 603-206-7811

Susan Clark, News Editor
Ph: 603-206-7808

Erik Frey
Sales Representative
Office: 603-668-4321 x191
Cell: 603-205-0876
Print rate card | Digital rate card
Email ads to
Classified advertising: 603-669-1010

Calendar Listings
Please use our online form at