NH Club Notes: Hooksett to celebrate NH History Week

October 12. 2017 9:02PM
Michelle Mensinger, an award-winning floral designer, flower show judge and Derry Garden Club member, stands by some of the floral designs that were part of her demonstration on fall flower arranging at the September meeting of the Manchester Garden Club at the Manchester City Library. (COURTESY)

HOOKSETT — Hooksett’s Heritage Commission, Historical Society, Town Hall Preservation Committee and the Hooksett Public Library have joined together to make plans for Hooksett to participate in N.H. History Week, which the state Legislature designated as the third week in October.

The Heritage Commission will celebrate the story of the Martin’s Ferry community in Hooksett when it hosts the unveiling of the town’s 10th historic roadside marker at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, near the intersection of Martin’s Ferry and North River roads. Another plaque will be accepted, which tells the story of the Allen Farm (1918-1987), one of the last farms in the area. Both the marker and plaque were donated by Southern New Hampshire University.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, the library, Historical Society and Preservation Committee will co-sponsor a NH Humanities program, “New England’s Colonial Meetinghouses,” at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Using photos of the few surviving “mint condition” meetinghouses as illustrations, Paul Wainwright will tell the story of the society that built and used them and the impact they have had on American culture. A Historical Society meeting will precede the program. The Town Hall Preservation Committee chairman also will give an update on the progress of the rehabilitation project. Photo displays of the history of Hooksett’s old town hall and plans for its future will be on view.

Ski club’s Halloween party to support ski scholarships

FRANCONIA — The Franconia Ski Club will host a Halloween party from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 28, at Cannon Mountain’s Peabody Lodge.

The party will feature music from the Barnyard Pimps, a cash bar, pub menu and prizes for costumes. The party is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.franconiaskiclub.com.

The party benefits the scholarship and financial aid fund for local children. The club awards four scholarships annually to elementary school-aged children who want to try alpine ski racing.

Founded in 1933, the club is one of the oldest continuously operating ski clubs in the country.

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