NH Club News: Garden club members decorate town of Bow

December 08. 2017 12:48AM
Bow Garden Club members, from left, Keryn Anderson, President Beverly Gamlin, R. Michelle Fortin and Debbie Wayne work with freshly picked greens to create Christmas wreaths and swags to decorate the town of Bow. (COURTESY)

Poinsettias were ready for Bow Garden Club customers to pick up Saturday at the Old Town Hall in Bow. (COURTESY)

BOW — Bow Garden Club members gathered last week at the Old Town Hall to create swags and to embellish holiday wreaths for decorating the town buildings and five “entrance to Bow” signs around town.

Members snipped, grouped and wired boughs of balsam, spruce, cedar, hemlock and white pine branches that they had picked from their properties to create sprays or swags for the Old Town Hall entrance doors and to adorn the pillars at the Town Offices. They also decorated 18 fresh balsam wreaths, accenting them with sprigs of holly and winter berries, pine cones and pieces of birch bark hand-cut into star shapes, for the town buildings.

While members were at work, townspeople came in to pick up poinsettia plants they had preordered in November. The hundreds of red, white and pink plants were delivered from a local grower the evening prior.

After an annual meeting and holiday brunch on Saturday, the club will close out its 2017 year, reconvening membership meetings April 10. For more about the club and its monthly programs and events scheduled for 2018, visit www.bowgardenclub.org.

Matthew Thornton DAR to meet next week

NASHUA — The Matthew Thornton Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the First Church, 1 Concord St. The meeting will feature a holiday brunch and Yankee swap.

All are welcome. Anyone interested in attending or in learning more about the DAR should go to http://matthewthornton.nhsodar.org or www.dar.org.

Manchester Kiwanis Club inducts 3 new members

MANCHESTER — The Kiwanis Club of Manchester recently inducted three new members: Bianka Beaudoin, development director at The Way Home; Jim Edmonson of Huntwicke Capital Group; and Fred Harwood, executive director of Inti Academy.

The club said each person either lives or works in Manchester and “is passionate about making a difference and improving the lives of the children in need within the Manchester community.”

The volunteer-run nonprofit club, chartered in 1921, was the first Kiwanis Club in the state. The club works to improve the lives of children and youth in Manchester, especially those whose opportunities are limited by poverty, though community service projects, fundraising efforts, scholarships and by partnering with schools and organizations.

For more information, go to kiwanismanchesternh.org.

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