NH Club Notes: Salvation Army to host Chili-Chowder Cook-off

October 04. 2017 10:11PM
Jolene Mullen, center, spoke to the Molly Stark Chapter DAR in September about historical and genealogical research. She's joined by, from left, members Trish Jackson, Shannon Croteau, Julie Morrow and Oral Foster outside the chapter house: the boyhood home of Revolutionary War Gen. John Stark. (COURTESY)

Members of the Molly Stark Chapter DAR joined other groups nationwide in ringing “Bells of Freedom” at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in honor of the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. From left are Trish Jackson Judy Rumack, Julie Morrow, Judy Ashworth, Rebecca White, Gail Thomas, Nancy Legro, Shannon Croteau, Kathy Cliver, Diana Duckoff, Oral Foster, Barbie Souther, Margaret Wiggin, Joan Page and Linda Pitre. (COURTESY)

DERRY — The Salvation Army is inviting the public to its eighth annual Chili-Chowder Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at MacGregor Park, 64 E. Broadway.

The cook-off offers an opportunity to taste a variety of chili and chowder recipes prepared by the restaurants in town, including Granite State LunchBox, La Carreta, California Grille, Rig A Tony’s, Brooklyn Bagel, Heritage Restaurant, Amphora and Halligans Tavern.

The day also will include children’s activities, including face painting and pumpkin painting.

“We have a few new restaurants coming out this year, and we look forward to having a great day with our community. We have tons of Silent Auction items and vendors for the enjoyment of the town,” said Lt. Katie Mayes, Derry Salvation Army commanding officer

Tickets are $5 for adults; $2 for children under 10 to taste all the entries. Children’s activities are $5.

For more information, call The Salvation Army at 434-7790. Those unable to attend may still make a donation to the Salvation Army, which helps nearly 30 million Americans each year through social services that range from providing food for the hungry and relief for disaster victims to assistance for the disabled and clothing and shelter to the homeless.

Art association classes help support scholarships

EXETER — The Seacoast Artists Association is hosting two new art classes in its gallery at 130 Water St. Part of the tuition supports the association’s scholarship fund.

Both eight-week classes will be on Tuesdays, starting Oct. 31.

• Learn to Paint with Acrylics is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is limited to six students.

• Learn to Draw is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. and is limited to eight students.

Each class costs $150, with 10 percent of the fee going to the scholarship fund. For more information, including what to bring to the class, contact instructor and association member Revelle Taillon at 548-6694 or rtaillon@comcast.net.

Molly Stark DAR members celebrate the Constitution

MANCHESTER — Members of the Molly Stark Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution kicked off their DAR season in September at their chapter house, the boyhood home of Revolutionary War Gen. John Stark.

Chapter Regent Shannon Croteau presided over the business meeting. In honor of the 229th anniversary of the 1788 ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the pivotal role that New Hampshire played, the group recited the Preamble at the beginning of the meeting.

Erin Jackson was elected the 2017 Chapter Outstanding Junior. Delegates and alternates to the N.H. State Organization DAR’s fall state meeting also were elected.

Guest speaker Jolene Mullen of Connecticut spoke on the importance of town meeting records in historical and genealogical research. She is a member of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council and the Association of Professional Genealogists and also a member of several lineage organizations, including the DAR, the Daughters of the American Colonists and Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century. Her book, “Connecticut Town Meeting Records During the American Revolution,” was published as a two-volume set by Heritage Books in 2011.

DAR membership is open to any woman 18 and older who can prove a lineal connection to a patriot who served in the cause of the American Revolution. For more information, contact Shannon Croteau at shcroteau@comcast.net.

Old Homestead Garden Club to meet Wednesday

SWANZEY — The Old Homestead Garden Club will meet Wednesday at the First Congregational Church, 679 Old Homestead Highway.

The gathering will start with a business meeting at 11 a.m., followed by refreshments at noon. At 1 p.m., Kevin Gardner will present the program, “New England Stone Walls.”

The public is welcome and the meeting is free. For more information, call Judy Avery at 352-4980.

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