New Hampshire Club Notes

May 07. 2014 8:52PM
Oscar Reid of Warner, center, one of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter of DAR's Good Citizens, is joined by the chapter's Good Citizens chairman, Elizabeth O'Donnell of Newbury, left, and chapter Regent Merle Dustin of Contoocook at the state DAR's annual Good Citizens awards luncheon. (COURTESY)

Danbury Grange benefit to feature vaudeville show

DANBURY — Wally Borgen’s vaudeville troupe will fill the Danbury Grange hall with music, comedy and a hint of burlesque to help raise money for the Blazing Star Grange’s stage scenery conservation project.

A dessert social at 6:30 p.m. will precede the show.

Anyone is welcome to the entertainment and food and to learn more about the project. A suggested donation is $5 per person, however, any amount is welcome.

The cast for the performance will include Tiffany Barnes, Wally Borgen, Bill Burris, Bud Dick, Margaret Doody, Bill Doody, Charley Freiberg, Jay Lambert, Linda Lambert, Bonnie Lewis, the Lowe Sisters and Judy Lowe, Nina Rogers, Lauri-ann Smerald, Angela Tarleton, Kevin Tarleton, Tom Tuthill, George West, and Susan Cancio-Bello on piano.

The performance is the third benefit by area performers to support the effort to conserve the stage scenery, which includes a complete set of hand-painted curtains by scenic artist Egbert L. Foster of Manchester, which have been in use for almost 90 years.

The final event in the series is a “sock hop” on Saturday, June 7, with music of the 1950s chosen by Carl Hultberg and Tom Curren from their collection of rock and roll vinyl.

The restoration project, under the direction of Curtains Without Borders, a Vermont-based nonprofit specializing in preserving historic stage curtains, will begin in late June and be ready for showcasing at the 100th Grange fair on Sept. 6.

For more about the project, go to or contact Charlotte at 768-5501 or

Reprisal Chapter of DAR to host state DAR regent

NEWPORT — The Reprisal Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will welcome Phyllis Gagnon of Manchester, regent of the New Hampshire State Organization of DAR, as guest speaker at its 2014 annual potluck luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Richards Free Library.

For more information, contact Reprisal Chapter Regent Susan Swan at 863-2060. All are welcome to attend.

Windham club’s social/trip to Cape Cod open to public

WINDHAM — The Windham Woman’s Club’s June social is open to the public. Men are welcome.

The social will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, and includes a round-trip coach bus ride, lunch, cruise and sightseeing time in Cape Cod for a total cost of $74.

Anyone interested should call Polly Chervincky at 560-7298. The group will meet at the park and ride on Route 111.

Mercy Hathaway White DAR Good Citizen honored

BRADFORD — Six members of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter of DAR attended the New Hampshire State Organization of DAR’s annual Good Citizens awards luncheon in Concord last month with one of the chapter’s DAR Good Citizens, Oscar Reid of Warner, a senior at Kearsarge Regional High School in North Sutton.

Reid also was accompanied by his parents, Scott and Marion Reid.

The state DAR honored the Good Citizens, representing 58 high schools, who were chosen for demonstrating the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Nicole Cullinan of Hopkinton High School and Brianna Welch of Hillsboro-Deering High School, the chapter’s two other Good Citizens, were unable to attend.

Reid is a member of a jazz band, the pit band for school musicals, manager of the Kearsarge track team and class vice president. He also served as a page for the 2013 N.H. House of Representatives, is active in his church and has been a volunteer at the New London Hospital Day Triathlon.

Hollis Club offering annual day trip to New York City

HOLLIS — The Hollis Woman’s Club is sponsoring its annual day trip to New York City on Saturday, June 7, via coach bus.

The trip, which is open to the public, will leave the Tyngsborough (Mass.) Park and Ride at 6 a.m. and depart from New York City at 7 p.m.

The itinerary is on your own, but maps, a guidebook and a driver gratuity are included in the $70 per person price.

For more information about the trip, email or call 465-3607.

Candia Homemakers to tour garden, go to lunch

CANDIA — The Candia Homemakers will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Baptist Church hall.

The group will carpool to a special garden in Londonderry and then go to lunch at a nearby restaurant.

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