October 16, 2011
“Touching the Future”
Collected from the citizens of Goffstown for the
Goffstown’s 250th Anniversary / Birthday.
By Diane K Ryan
Volunteer / Town
• Please rebuild the Covered Bridge. (6)
Put a walking bridge where the town’s huge Covered Train Bridge was.
• More events in town (3)
• Main Street Program continues.
• More Pie events from Friends of Library
• Finish the Rails on Trails (3)
• Rest and relaxation for all volunteers.
• Another Block Party.
• Thanks for the community spirit.
• More community projects (eagle scouts)
• More festivals (3)
• I wish we could all join together and pull weeds/plants on Rt.114
• Goffstown has a winter celebration like Old Home Day.
• To have another Hotel on the top of Mt Uncanoonuc. (2)
• To have a Bed & Breakfast.
• I wish Goffstown would have a 5-star Hotel.
• I would like a Store for Huskies and
that Jo-Maries Store would come back.
• To have a Toy Store that has Candy. (2)
• Like a Dairy Queen in town (2)
• An Animal Shelter
• Fabric Store.
• Arts and Crafts store. (3)
• A Creative General Store.
• Quilt Shop
• I wish for a Music store.
• A community garden, where we could buy Fresh Produce.
• Farmers Market
• Game Shop.
• Bus service from the Village to Pinardville & Manchester Mall.
• I wish for a Clothing Store in Town.
• A new Big Lots in Town
• A Café with a side walk tables and Books
• Wish for more new businesses to come to town. (2)
• A Mill that is full.
• I’d like to see a Movie theatre here & store
• I’d like a Fun World arcade.
• Wal-Mart, Mall
• Outlet Shops
Town & Goffstown 250th Committee
• To have a Time Capsule made for 350th Anniversary. (4)
• Have Christmas Postcards of Goffstown.
• I wish that Goffstown would have a FREE ice cream sundae party
for everyone it would be awesome
• More Fireworks in town.
• Lower Taxes. (4)
• No special exceptions for any tax payers-equal playing field
• Affordable Housing w/ handicap accessibility (2)
• Bring the Train back.
• A Senior Center & Hospital
• More Jobs
• I wish Goffstown was a destination for Creativity and Art.
• I wish for and Art Center in town.
• I wish for more open mics at Apothica.
• Make the history of Goffstown more, well known.
• For the youth to remember the town’s rich history.
• For the Town to keep it’s Historic Look. (2)
• Re-hab the trolley on Mt. Base Road.
• Old photographs be put in a photo history book of town.
• 250 more good years and a healthy library.
• Better books in Library
• More new books for kids.
• Wish for a clean environment.
• Keep Glen Lake clean. (4)
• For no littering.
• I wish every one would do all they could to help the
Environment-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!
• That MVMS keeps it’s music dept.
• I wish is for our teachers to stop getting cut by price cuts.
• I wish for the community to value & invest in Education.(2)
• A gifted program in the schools
• Crafts after school at Maple Ave
• A new middle school principal.
• I wish Goffstown High was a better school
• Wish there were School buses for all the children to take to school.
• For the school system to get its full support.
• Prosperous Youth
• No cut backs for schools.
• We always invest in our schools
Police / Fire
• That the town stays safe.
• No fires in town.
• I hope Goffstown never has a Tornado. (3)
• I wish for no big disasters.
• No War (2)
• I wish there wasn’t so much traffic thru town.
• Painted crosswalks with signs in the middle of the street, to show we are serious. (2)
• A dead-end Sign at the end of Katherine Street.
• Less traffic on So. Mast St.
• I wish Goffstown would get its roads paved.
• A stop light at the end of Elm Street, High @ Library (7)
• No Round about at the Library
• A Round about at the Library
• No brown water on Church St. Please!
• I wish that Hermsdorf Ave and Rte 13 get paved.
• To have a Bi-Pass around the Village.
• I wish the fountains would work.
• That Lesnyk Road would be paved.
• Get the bumps out of Shirley Hill Road.
• More traffic lights and less traffic circles.
• Take trees off Dam. (3)
• More parking so business could thrive.
• Parking for scooters and bikes.
• A clean & peaceful town
• A traffic light at Wallace and So. Mast instead of a circle.
• No bumps on Kennedy.
• Fix Sidewalks for wheelchairs. (2)
• Shirley Hill Road fixed – no more bumps
• Remove all the roundabouts.
• I wish Goffstown a GOOD birthday.
• Wish everyone a healthy life.
• Health and prosperity for all citizens! (2)
• I wish the Goffstown and the whole world has Peace.
• That our community stays strong and beautiful.
• Health and Happiness.(2)
• A happy summer and blessings for all.
• I hope Goffstown is here for millions and millions of years.
• Harmony, Peace & Laughter every day.
• That the community stays close-knit and keep it’s small town feel. (4)
• For better times ahead.
• In the future there will be a lot of good stuff.
• For all animals and kids to be treated with care and respect.
• Americans will help Americans.
• Money to help the homeless.
• Unity within the Community.
• I wish everyone to be happy and enjoy life.
• Here’s to another 250+ years for continued success to Goffstown and its residents.
• I wish for Goffstown would prosper and be here for another 250 years
• Keep it the way it is. (4)
• I wish Goffstown great success for years to come.
• To be a peaceful place.
• No matter how large the town grows that it keeps it’s friendly welcoming spirit never dies.(2)
• I’d like Goffstown to prosper and be a great community.
• I love Goffstown.
• That no more people from Goffstown has to fight in any war and that there will be more Peace.
• The spirit of the Lord will fill us all.
• That Goffstown will continue to grow
• I wish for world peace, especially in Goffstown
• Best Wishes for a wonderful 250 years and more-
• Happy Birthday, Goffstown.
• For Goffstown, to thrive.
• Goffstown is beautiful.
• Let’s keep Goffstown a tight-knit community.
• For animals and kids to be treated with care.
• I hope the town has a magic snow.
• I wish my family will get a bigger pool. (try: Barnard Park Pool)
• To have everything to be fun.
• To have more Chuckie Cheese.
• I’d like a puppy for my birthday.
• At 16 the car will buy you a car.
• My wish is that my _____(s) cancer doesn’t come back.
• That all the people in town would get along.
• win the lottery.
• I wish for purple.
• I wish for owls
• I wish for rainbows
• I wish for animals to never die.
• Bruins are #1
• I wish I was Dad.
• I wish Goffstown had a Star.
• Audrey want all the flowers for herself.
• I wish for a new home in Goffstown
• I wish someday a Grammy winner lives in Goffstown.
• I want Goffstown celebrates Elephants on Sept. 22
• To have a Town Pool (please tell them there are 2 in town already)
• Abby wishes for Cake
• I wish my Mom and I had what we want.
• I wish for a Birthday Party.
• I wish I ate all the Cake.
• I wish to make it to Gofftown’s 500th celebration.
Parks & Recreation
• I wish for a Go-cart Rink.
• A water park at Barnard Park. (3)
• A place in a park where little kids can play. (3)
• A dog park. (6)
• Keep dogs on leash
• A place for Teens to gather. (3).
• A bigger Skateboard Park. (3)
• More children’s activities in town.
• A skateboard park for younger children.
• To have a wooden Pirate Ship at the Playground w/water.
• A water shooting gallery
• Petting Zoo (2)
• For a central park
• Better bathrooms at Barnard Park’s Pool. (2)