Club Notes from Dec. 6

Nashua Lions Club President Mike Francoeur, second from right, joins members of the Nashua High School South Meals Matter group, from left, Patrick Martin, Sawyer Cosgrove and Jenna Hantula, who spoke to the Lions about the group during a recent meeting.

Nashua Lions Club donates to Meals Matter

NASHUA — Three members of the Nashua High School South Meals Matter group spoke at a recent meeting of the Nashua Lions Club.

The three seniors, Patrick Martin, Sawyer Cosgrove and Jenna Hantula, gave the club members a history of how the program came to be and their plans to take it districtwide over the next several years.

Meals Matter, which is trying to ensure no child goes hungry at school, has partnered with the United Way of Greater Nashua to launch a fundraising campaign that would help pay for school lunches for students who can’t afford to pay for their own meal.

After their presentation, club President Mike Francoeur gave them a check for $500 from the club to support their efforts.

Group taking applications for farm scholarship

WALPOLE — Children in the Monadnock Region who would like to explore their interest in farms or gardening this summer might want to apply for the 2019 Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Monadnock Localvores, which encourages eating, growing and buying more local food.

Through the scholarship, the group hopes to inspire the next generation of local farmers and food supporters by giving children an opportunity to experience sustainable farming practices first-hand through summer camp, after-school programs or membership in the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire.

The group is accepting applications as well as donations to the scholarship fund. For more information, to request application material or to donate, contact the Cheshire County Conservation District at 756-2988 ext. 116 or Information also can be found at

This year, 24 young people were awarded the scholarship, which is named in memory of Jeff Smith, a former member of the Monadnock Localvore Steering Committee, whom the group called “an enthusiastic supporter of sustainability and local agriculture.”

Applications are due by March 31. Donations are accepted year-round.

Bedford club’s Christmas tree sale underway

BEDFORD — The Bedford Men’s Club is selling Christmas trees daily at the Village Shops on Route 101.

The Colebrook-grown trees will be sold from 4 to 9 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends until they are all gone.

Members of the Bedford High School Crew Club helped the men’s club unload the trees.

This tree-sale tradition has been the main club fundraiser for many years. The club says all of the sale’s profits go back into the Bedford community.

The club says the money is distributed to programs that help support youth sports, education, scholarships and programs that make Bedford a better place to live.

Any man 21 or older who lives or works in Bedford is invited to attend a club meeting, which begin at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Murphy’s Taproom, 393 Route 101. For more information, go to

Weare Lions sponsoring Breakfast with Santa

WEARE — The Weare Lions Club is sponsoring a Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Center Woods Elementary School, 14 Center Road.

The event also will feature a Wreaths for Weare penny raffle. Proceeds will benefit Weare citizens.

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