NH Club News: Swanzey area garden club plans greens sale, meeting

November 24. 2017 4:32AM
Carol Brauza of the GFWC Hudson Community Club serves hot dogs at the Hudson Junior Woman’s Club’s craft fair last year. This year’s fair is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2. (COURTESY)

SWANZEY — Old Homestead Garden Club will host a greens sale at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St. in Keene, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

Club members have decorated and assembled berry bowls, kissing balls, boxwood trees, sprays and wreaths. Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship fund and other projects.

The club’s next meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Congregational Church, 679 Old Homestead Highway in Swanzey. The gathering will begin with a business meeting at 11 a.m., followed by the club’s traditional potluck luncheon at noon and the program at 1 p.m.

The program will feature The Old Homestead Garden Club Players performing their rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

For more information, call Judy Avery at 352-4980 or go to http://ohgc.club.

Hannaford program to aid Friends of Kingston Library

KINGSTON — Friends of the Kingston Community Library, a nonprofit that supports programming at the library, is a beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program in November.

The Hannaford program supports local nonprofits through the sale of the reusable Hannaford Helps bag.

For every reusable bag with the good karma message purchased in November at the Hannaford store at 305 Sandown Road in East Hampstead, the Friends group will receive a $1 donation.

Kathy Houghton, the group’s president, said the donations will help support the new children’s garden programming at the library.

The Friends group runs an ongoing book sale, created and maintains the library gardens, supports the summer reading program and installed the raised beds for the children’s garden as part of an Eagle Scout project.

For more about the library, call 642-3521 or go to www. Kingston-library.org. For more about the Hannaford program, go to hannaford.bags4mycause.com.

Wilmot Ladies Aid Society to host annual Cookie Walk

WILMOT — The Wilmot Ladies Aid Society’s annual Cookie Walk will get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, as part of the Wilmot Community Association’s holiday craft fair at Andover Elementary/Middle School, 20 School St., a new site for the craft fair this year.

To stock up on holiday cookies, people may buy a tin and fill it by selecting from an assortment of fancy home-baked cookies.

Proceeds from the Cookie Walk fund the society’s charitable giving and scholarship program.

The society advises stopping by early as the booth tends to sell out. For more information, email Lindy at Lindy@heimfamily.org.

Hudson Jr. Woman’s Club’s annual craft fair next week

HUDSON — The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club plans its 41st annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Hudson Memorial School, 1 Memorial Drive.

In the fair’s early years, club members made most of the crafts themselves. Now, although members have a table of their own items, more than 100 crafters join them each year.

The fair also will feature a penny raffle, and food will be for sale all day.

Proceeds from the fair provide scholarships to Hudson graduates, help feed children through the summer and fund the Butterfly Garden at Benson’s Park, as well as support GFWC Partners including the Heifer Project and Operation Smile.

For more about the fair or membership, contact Laurie at hudsonnhjuniors@gmail.com or 595-9621.

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