NH Club News: CAR sponsors Wreaths Across America ceremony

January 18. 2018 10:11PM
The ceremony, held at the Tonry Cemetery in Brentwood, drew, from left, Morgan Holmes, national CAR vice president, New England region; Sophia Morrow; Wendy Stanley Jones, Daughters of the American Revolution's New Hampshire state regent; and Nora Mitchell, New Hampshire state CAR president. (COURTESY)

BRENTWOOD — The John Stark Society, Children of the American Revolution sponsored a Wreaths Across America ceremony last month at the Tonry Cemetery.

The group partnered with the town of Brentwood to raise money for 175 wreaths to be placed on the graves of every veteran and first responder.

Wreaths Across America began in 2007 as an extension of the Arlington National Cemetery Wreath Project, which was started when evergreen memorial wreaths donated by a Maine company were placed on headstones of fallen military members during the holidays.

Sophia Morrow, John Stark Society president, conducted the ceremony, which first involved displaying memorial wreaths in honor of all branches of the military, POW/MIA and the American Revolution. Nora Mitchell, New Hampshire state CAR president, placed the wreath for the American Revolution; and Morgan Holmes, CAR national vice president for the New England Region, placed the wreath remembering the POW/MIA. John Stark Society members Ava Chiumiento carried the American flag; Mia Chiumiento, the New Hampshire flag; and Luke Morrow, the CAR flag.

After the ceremony, more than 100 townspeople and the John Stark Society placed the 175 wreaths throughout the cemetery.

CAR membership is open to newborns through 22-year-olds who show a lineal descent to a man or woman who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution. For more information, contact Trish Jackson at hansejack@comcast.net or 548-5776.

Greater Meredith Program plans annual meeting

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program’s Board of Directors is invited the public to its 2018 annual meeting, which is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing, 281 Daniel Webster Highway.

The meeting will include a year in review, an awards ceremony and a presentation by Mae Williams of Unlocking History. She is an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant.

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

To attend, RSVP by Sunday, Jan. 28, at http://greatermeredithprogram.com/2018-annual-meeting, call 279-9015 or email gmp@greatermeredithprogram.com.

The Greater Meredith Program is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and townwide beautification.

Goffstown Mothers Club helps children in the town

GOFFSTOWN — The Goffstown Mother’s Club hosted a Holiday House to House last month that included a potluck supper and a Yankee swap as well as a collection of hats, mittens, socks and tissues for Goffstown school nurses.

New this year is the Goffstown Food Network’s weekend food program. The network says as many as 100 children don’t have enough food over the weekends. To help, the club collected snacks and food children typically like, such as macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup and peanut butter crackers. The network puts bags of food together that any child in need is welcome to stop by and pick up to take home.

The club’s annual Chocolate Lovers Fantasy is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Stonebridge Country Club, 161 Gorham Pond Road. Tickets are available at $20 each at Chiggys Place, 571 Mast Road; Howe’s Pharmacy, 39 Main St.; and Brown’s Emporium, 15 N. Mast St.; or go to www.facebook.com/GoffstownMothersClub.

All proceeds will support scholarships for Goffstown High School seniors.

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