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June 20, 2013

DERRY BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Support the Relay for Life this weekend

The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Greater Derry and Londonderry will be held June 21, beginning at 6 p.m. at Pinkerton Academy’s track.

The 18-hour relay event features teams made up of individuals from schools, churches and other organizations walking the track to raise money to support cancer patients and research. Visit relayforlife.org.

Vacation BibleSchool offered

Trinity Assembly of God, 53 North Main St., offers a summer Bible School program, “Kingdom Rock,” June 23-27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The program is free and open to children ages 4 through fifth grade. There will be Bible adventures, crafts, games, music and snacks. Call for info at 434-0408.

Seniors, check out ‘Liar, Liar’ June 28

The Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, offers a free movie for seniors on June 28 at noon.

Free popcorn and soda will be provided. The featured movie is “Liar, Liar.”

Free spaghetti dinner offered

The Free Community Meals Network offers its upcoming schedule of free meals at various churches in the community.

On June 23, a meal will be held at Etz Hayim Synagogue, Hood Road, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and on June 28 First Parish Church in East Derry offers a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Southwick Zoo trip planned

Parks and Recreation offers a trip to the Southwick Zoo on Aug. 10. This family trip includes wide variety of animal exhibits.

The trip cost includes transportation and zoo admission fee. Lunch is available for purchase or bring a lunch along. Registrations are now being accepted by calling 432-6136 or stop by Parks and Recreation at Veterans Hall.

Garden club members honored

At the annual meeting of the NH Federation of Garden Clubs, Michelle Mensinger of Derry was installed as the new president. Her theme for her term in office will be “Bee Aware, Bee Concerned, Be A Friend to Pollinators.” Lolly Fleming of Derry was installed as the new recording secretary.

The Derry club received a Silver Seal Citation for club webmaster Frank Mulone. Life Membership awards went to Judy Motta and Bertha Donovan. For programs involving the youth at the Greater Derry Boys and Girls Club, the club received the Joyce Kimball Horticulture Award and The Take A Child By The Hand Award.

The club’s publicity book, put together by Kathy Bibeau, received a first-place award, as well as a National Garden Club certificate of commendation for placing second nationally. Second-place awards were given to the Derry Garden Club scrapbook designed by Deede Loffler designed and to the Club Yearbook.

Additionally, the Derry Garden Club was recognized for its growth in membership with a National Garden Club GROW Award.

Town applies for Wal-Mart grant

The Derry Human Services Department will apply for a $1,000 Wal-Mart Community Grant.

The town has received these grants for 10 years and money goes to offset the cost of the food pantry items and other personal items purchased by Human Services for clients in need.