NH Club Notes: Club recognized for grant to improve sports courts

June 22. 2018 12:49AM
The Kiwanis Club of Manchester was recognized during a recent Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting for a $75,000 grant it gave to the Manchester Parks & Recreation Department. Holding an enlarged copy of the grant check are, from left, Marilyn Charbonneau, club president; Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig; Don Pinard, director of Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries; Michelle Chretien, Kiwanis Major Emphasis chairman; and Laura Nesmith, president-elect. (Courtesy)

MANCHESTER — Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig presented the Kiwanis Club of Manchester with a resolution acknowledging a $75,000 grant the club provided to the Manchester Parks & Recreation Department.

The club gave the Major Emphasis Grant from its Children’s Fund to the department to repair and improve basketball and tennis courts throughout the city.

The resolution was presented during a Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting June 5.

The Kiwanis Club of Manchester, chartered in 1921, was the first Kiwanis Club in the state. The volunteer-run nonprofit club is open to men and women interested in improving the quality of life in Manchester. The club’s mission is to enrich the lives of the city’s youth, especially those whose opportunities are limited by poverty, through community service projects, fundraising, scholarships and by partnering with area schools and organizations.

To learn more, go to kiwanismanchesternh.org.

Bedford club awards scholarships to 2 students

BEDFORD — The Bedford Women’s Club presented its Josephine A. Fearon Scholarship to two members of Bedford High School’s Class of 2018. Each student received a $3,900 scholarship.

Mrs. F. Lane Fearon, an educator and club president in the mid-1940s, established the Bedford Women’s Club Scholarship for high school seniors.

Last week, Alice Quilty and Darlene Sargent, co-chairmen of the club’s Scholarship Committee, gave the scholarships to Bedford residents Cerys Eldred, who plans to study nursing at the University of New Hampshire, and Karly Le Clerc, who plans to train for a career in the medical field at St. Michael’s College in Vermont.

To contact the club, go to www.bedfordwomensclub.org or write to Bedford Women’s Club, P.O. Box 10015, Bedford, NH 03110.

Pizza Night to benefit conservation district

WALPOLE — The Cheshire County Conservation District will host its first Pizza Night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Orchard Hill Breadworks, 121 Old Settlers Road in Alstead.

The night is an opportunity for the district to raise money to help support conservation efforts in Cheshire County.

For $9, Orchard Hill will provide a crust (gluten-free is available), sauce, cheese and access to its Pizza Night picking garden plus paper plates and cups for water. Those who attend bring favorite toppings, silverware if desired and a picnic blanket or lawn chair. This event is held rain or shine.

Local musicians will play on the Pizza Night stage throughout the evening.

All of the proceeds will benefit the Conservation District. For more information, contact the district office at 756-2988 ext. 115 or email lola@cheshireconservation.org.

Bow Garden Club given a lesson in jam-making

BOW — The scent of strawberries cooking on the stove wafted through Bow’s Old Town Hall recently when members of the Bow Garden Club (and a few guests) gathered in the kitchen to learn how to make jam from fellow members and veteran jam-makers Lorraine Dacko and Ginny Urdi.

The jam-making instruction was the educational program for the club’s June meeting. Everyone pitched in to wash, hull and cook the berries, and everyone went home with at least one jar of jam. The garden club provided all the necessary ingredients.

The club is open to all and meets Monday evenings at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, from April through June and September through November. Guests and new members are welcome. Other club events take place in July and August, and the club’s annual meeting and holiday brunch is held in December. For more about the club or to request membership information, visit www.bowgardenclub.org.

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