New Hampshire Club News in Brief
The Cardigan Mountain Tradition, a local bluegrass band, will perform April 19 at the Blazing Star Grange Hall in Danbury to help raise money for the Grange's stage scenery restoration project. (COURTESY)
DOVER — The Margery Sullivan Chapter DAR honored Capt. Ann Darby Reynolds, U.S. Navy, retired, as a DAR Women in American History Award winner.
Reynolds, a Dover native, was on leave visiting her family for Christmas in December 1963 when she received orders deploying her to Saigon, South Vietnam.
At age 25 year, Reynolds was the youngest U.S. Navy nurse at the Station Hospital, Saigon. She spent many late nights working in the surgical ward of the intensive care unit. On Christmas Eve 1964, a 200-pound bomb in a panel truck exploded in the Brink's garage. A glass door shattered, and the glass cut her leg. She was ordered out of the building as it was filling with smoke and flames.
Four Navy nurses in the Brinks building were wounded in the attack, and each insisted on treating victims at the scene and then responding to work at the hospital before tending to their own injuries. All four received the Purple Heart, including Reynolds, for combat-related wounds.
CANDIA — The Candia Homemakers will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Baptist Church Hall.
Pat Larkin will discuss the history of Candia's Fitts Museum. Coffee will be available. For information, call 483-2704.
DANBURY — Cardigan Mountain Tradition, a popular local bluegrass band, will donate its time and talents at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, to bring an evening of music to the Blazing Star Grange Hall to raise funds for the grange's historic stage scenery restoration project.
This concert is the second of four benefit performances to support the restoration, which includes a complete set of hand-painted curtains by renowned scenic artist Egbert L. Foster of Manchester, which have been in continual use for almost 90 years.
The restoration, under the direction of Curtains Without Borders, a Vermont nonprofit specializing in preserving historic stage curtains, will begin in July and be ready for the 100th Grange Fair on Sept. 6.
Concord Grange sets 38th community & awards night
CONCORD — The Concord-Pineconia Grange No. 322 will kick off its centennial celebration with the 38th annual Grange Month Community & Grange Awards Night. It is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall, 48 Airport Road, Concord Heights.
Call Patten at 496-2917 or 228-1803 for information about the Grange or becoming a member.
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