Grateful Londonderry High School teens invite veterans to breakfast
By APRIL GUILMET
Union Leader Correspondent | October 22. 2013 10:09PM
Londonderry High School’s community service group, the Pay It Forward Club, will host a free breakfast for area veterans in the school cafeteria Nov. 9. Pictured from left to right are club members Nick Flanders, Marissa Roger, Colby Austin, Chantal Reid and Eric Kinnison, with club adviser Assistant Principal Katie Sullivan. (APRIL GUILMET PHOTO)
On Nov. 9, Londonderry High School’s Pay It Forward Club will host a free breakfast for area veterans.
Club adviser Katie Sullivan said members held a similar event two years ago but were unable to do so last year due to lack of funding.
“One of my fondest memories is seeing my kids chatting with World War II veterans and hearing their stories,” Sullivan said. “You just can’t put a price on those moments.”
New Hampshire First Bank, one of the club’s longtime sponsors, will also be lending a hand with the event, while the family of former club member Jackie Geisler also donated money.
Sullivan said she and the teens have been working closely with the local American Legion to spread word of the upcoming breakfast. Immediately following the meal, club members plan on escorting the veterans to the parade’s starting point, with golf carts available for those who have difficulty walking.
Club members also will be baking muffins and tea breads to share with their guests.The veterans breakfast will take place Nov. 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Londonderry High School cafeteria. Breakfast is free to all veterans, and each veteran may bring one guest. Additional guests are welcome for a small donation.