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Scene Setters, Oct. 30

Oakley Holtan, 3, from Stratham, pulls one pumpkin from an old wagon as he looks for another one and his brother Merrick, 5, holds the wagon at Scammon Farm in Stratham on Saturday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Oliver Gillard, 4, from Amesbury Mass., uses his hand to be a little taller at Scammon Farm in Stratham on Saturday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
2017 Community Leadership Award recipient Paul Mertzic, left, executive director of Community Health and Mission at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, and William Rider, president and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, at the mental health center's 18th Annual Celebration at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester on Monday. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
2017 Wheelock-Nardi Advocacy Award recipient Dr. Robert Drake is greeted by keynote speaker Gloria Norris at The 18th Annual Celebration of the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester on Monday. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
entral's Noah Merrow, a freshman, is dressed as the Mad Hatter with his saxaphone as the band dreeses for halloween against Bedford football at Bedford High School on Friday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
During a recent presentation, the Great Bay Corvette Club (GBCC) presented the New Hampshire Food Bank with a $12,350 donation. Pictured here: Eileen Groll Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank, presents Steve Prefontaine, founder and president of GBCC, with a New Hampshire Food Bank Cart to thank GBCC for its support. (COURTESY)
Isabella Kondi from Cardigan Mountain Bobcats 4-H Club attended the 2017 Eastern States Exposition with the New Hampshire 4-H Goat Team. She brought two goats with her and spent three days in Springfield, Mass., competing in 4-H fitting and showing, breed confirmation classes, Ag Olympics, herdsmanship, and skill-a-thon. Bella earned the Grand Champion honor for her Alpine goat. She also placed in the top six for both Ag Olympics and herdsmanship.  (COURTESY)
The Moore Center held its donor appreciation reception at Brady Sullivan Properties on Thursday. From left: Daniel Cronin, board chair; Paul Boynton, president and CEO; Arthur Sullivan, board vice chair; Ellie Cochran and Alex Walker, Catholic Medical Center. (COURTESY)
Nashua Community College Adjunct Professor Ben Wagstaff brought a race car he assembled to show visiting high school students the ins and outs of the vehicle, plus footage of him racing it. On oct. 19, more than 500 high school students saw firsthand the careers in automotive technology waiting for them when they are ready to enter the workforce. The students, all enrolled in automotive technology programs at New Hampshire Career Technical Education schools across the state, attended the Community College System of New Hampshire's Automotive Career Day with the New Hampshire Automotive Dealers Association at Nashua Community College. (COURTESY)
Rockingham County's Community Action is offering a holiday program for the 26th consecutive year out of its Family Outeach centers in Seabrook and Raymond. The program makes available food and gifts to families in area towns who apply and qualify. Coordinating the program this year are Rockingham Community Action staff, from left: Steven Thompson, Michelle Termini, Kathy Comeau, Barbara Ravell, Jennifer Dunleavy and Joyce Kimball. (COURTESY)
NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, along with more than 45 guests, celebrated the completion of the RENEW Revitalization Initiative on Oct. 20 at a reception in the Cedar Street Family Park at 241 Cedar St. in Manchester. From left: Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas; Robert Tourigny, NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, executive director; Bill Shanahan, president, Northern New England Housing Investment Fund; Dean Christon, executive director, New Hampshire Housing. (COURTESY)