Clubs & Groups

GAP MT. LIONS CLUB

From the Issue: 
January 2012

    The Christmas Kid Shoppe was a great success on  December 11th.  We had some excited shoppers.  Thanks to all who came to shop, and to those who donated their time and items for the store.

         We met on December 8th for our annual Christmas Party at East Hill Farm. We were joined by other clubs in our zone and enjoyed a “Yankee Swap” after the meal.

         On January 5th we are having The President of the Fitzwilliam Visiting Nurses Association as our guest speaker.

HELPING HAND CENTER

From the Issue: 
December 2011
The Christmas story is a love story between mankind and God.  Many people have bad feelings about the Bible, probably because they have never read it or understood it.  A lot of people think it's a bunch of rules you can't follow or that God is some kind of cop up on a cloud ready to pounce on you if you do anything wrong.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  God did set rules for us to live by.  Some of them are even incorporated into our laws today.  However, the Bible is full of love and is the greatest love story ever given to mankind.  The most famous love statement from God remains written in the hearts of mankind— "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"  Isn't this the kind of God that you want to know?  If so, I urge you to seek him today as the shepherds and wise men did during the Christmas season.

TROY SENIORS

From the Issue: 
December 2011
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, now the holiday season is off to a full start.  Are you ready?  The seniors filled several boxes with items for nursing homes.  Thanks to all who so generously donated the items.  They really appreciate all that is given.
    Our December meeting will be our Christmas dinner and sing-a-long of Christmas Carols.  Dinner will be held at noon December 21st at east Hill Farm.  If you have not signed up for the dinner please call Lucille and let her know.
    Remember to attend our buffet breakfast the first Saturday of the month at Kimball Hall from 7—10 AM.  Great place to meet up with your friends and family and wish them all a Merry Christmas.  Cost is still $5 for adults and $3.50 for children.  A great price for all that is offered.  If you have never tried it, plan to attend ...you’ll be glad you did.

ESTABLISHING AN AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION

From the Issue: 
December 2011
K. Clarke, myself and Brian Doerpholz (from Fitzwilliam, invited as a consultant), met with the selectmen recently to discuss the merits of establishing an Agricultural Commission in Troy.  This meeting was for the purpose of obtaining permission to proceed or not to proceed with the activity.  The selectmen having approved our requesT we will be organizing a committee to gather information, lay out plans, hold one or more public meetings during the next year before presenting it to the voters at the 2013 Town Meting,  If you would like to be a part of this committee contact me at 242-7745 or K. Clarke at 242-3573.

EAST HILL FARM MOOS

From the Issue: 
December 2011
Thank you to all who participated in our Oktoberfest and Growers dinners held here this fall.  Both events were attended by many and the silent auction at the Growers dinner was a huge success, with many agricultural items and paintings up for bid.  Thank you to the New Hampshire Young Farmers and Ranchers for all their hard work. 

The Holiday season is fast approaching.  Kick it off by participating in the 7th annual Currier & Ives Cookie tour.  It will be running from 11 AM—4 PM on Saturday, December 10.  There are currently 15 stops that will bring you to Fitzwilliam, Jaffrey, Rindge, Troy, Marlborough, Peterborough, and Swanzey.  Tickets are $10.00 per person, and good for all locations.  The ticket includes a homemade cookie and refreshment at each stop, as well as recipe cards for the treats offered.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Helping Hand, a non-profit organization that provides clothing and food to Troy and Fitzwilliam residents in need.  Get out and visit our local businesses to see how they decorate for Christmas and also what they have to offer throughout the year.

SAMUEL E. PAUL WAR MEMORIAL COMMISSION

From the Issue: 
December 2011
The objective of the Samuel E. Paul War Memorial Commission is to design a master plan for the renovation of the Sand Dam Park.  We hope to be prepared to apply for the 2013 NH Land & Water Conservation grant and secure private donations to make this project happen.  Suggestions from townspeople on what they would like to see in the future for Sand Dam site are always welcome and appreciated.  As we move forward we will keep you fully informed of our progress!

Part of the KSC effort has focused on border town possibilities.  For these, we have referred them to the Selectmen, as our focus remains the revitalization of Sand Dam.  Towards that effort we will be touring other recreation sites to get ideas to assist us with our decisions. 

The Samuel E Paul Commission welcomes James Selig to our group.  James also serves on the Troy Recreation Committee and brings a lot of great ideas to the table. 

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

THANK-YOU FROM CUB SCOUTS

From the Issue: 
December 2011
On Saturday, November 12, the Scouts of the Fitzwilliam, Troy and Richmond Cub Scout Pack participated in the annual “Scouting for Food” food drive. Door tags were distributed during the days before the collection with instructions for residents to leave non-perishable food items outside near their door and mailbox and the Scouts would pick the items up to be distributed to local community kitchens.
    This year, the pack decided to set a goal of 1,000 items to be donated.  With your help, the Pack was able to turn in 1,415 items of food and one gift card for a local grocery store!  Two pick-up trucks full of food delivered the items to the drop off in Keene.  The Helping Hand program in Troy received over 30 cases of supplies as a result of the national program.
    But the Scouts couldn’t have done it without the support of the local community! THANK-YOU from the Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, Webelos, leaders and families of Pack 27! We hope that you’ll help us reach our goal next year and continue to help us with our Good Turn projects.

LEGION POST QUERY

From the Issue: 
December 2011
Just a quick note concerning the American Legion Post.  I have noticed that it is referred to as #56 but without its original name, which is BOUFFORD.
I imagine that many, if not most, residents of Troy know his name.  I hope that Betty (DesRochers) Hebert, a native of Troy, doesn't mind if I use her name but she is a niece of Mr. Boufford.  Maybe she can share more about him, such as his full name, the details about his Army career, the date of his unfortunately death, etc.

I knew his mother who lived next to my grand parents (Charles and Delia Rocheleau) on Dort Street in Troy.  She was living with her daughters, Mary and Lena, wife of Charlie Rocheleau's brother, Ernest.  But she spoke only French and she communicated with me only with smiles as I was/am unable to understand French. A typical American!!

In the meantime, I will try to contact Betty. I believe that her son is a police officer in Troy.

Emile Rocheleau, Jaffrey, NH erj26@yahoo.com
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