On Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day services were held on the Dunbarton Town Common with the Dunbarton American Legion Post #116 veterans in attendance. Gary MacCubbin, Major (Ret. USA) opened the services followed by a prayer by Ron Wanner, LTC (Ret. USAF). Charles Frost Jr., Col. (Ret. USA), TSGT5 Fred Mills, (Veteran WWII USA) and 2nd Class Petty Officer Fred Mullen (radioman – Navy) carried the flags for the services. Wreaths were placed on each of the 4 war memorials on the town common by Gary MacCubbin assisted by the children of the Dunbarton Silver Birch 4H club. A parade walk followed to the Center Cemetery where a wreath was placed on the tomb of the unknown soldiers where 4 American flags are placed. There are four flags placed in each of the 4 town cemeteries for the same reason along with the gravesite flags for the veterans. Fred Mills, Ron & Barbara Wanner, Lee and Fred Mullen put the American flags on the graves every year - Center Cemetery (119), East Cemetery (17), Pages Corner Cemetery (33), Stark Memorial Cemetery (7) for a total of 176 flags as of this year. Our many thanks go out to our veterans and to the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. God bless America and let FREEDOM ring!
The members of the Dunbarton American Legion Post #116 Standing: Charles Frost Jr., Col. (Ret. USA) holding the American flag, Ron Wanner, LTC (Ret. USAF), and 2nd Class Petty Officer Fred Mullen (radioman-Navy) holding the American Legion flag Sitting: TSGT5 Fred Mills, (Veteran WWII USA), Gary MacCubbin, Major (Ret. USA)
Members of the Dunbarton Amerian Legion Post #116 with members of the Silver Birch 4H of Dunbarton, NH
“Find a Treasure at the Extravaganza Auction and Support the Restoration of the Dunbarton Town Hall”
Dunbarton, NH... Saturday, April 21st is the day Dunbarton residents come together as a community to show their support for the restoration of the Dunbarton Town Hall. The day begins at 10:00am with a preview of all the items and services from the area featured in the Live and Silent Auction. Then promptly at 12 noon the gavel is dropped and the bidding begins. Auctioneer and local resident Jim Cotter of Five Rivers Auctions has generously donated his services to host the day and move the bidding along. Be prepared to find a wide array of interesting items in the auction. Everything from antique furniture and pots made by NH Living Treasure Gerry Williams, to Cirque du Soleil tickets and even an exclusive evening for four guests at the historic Molly Stark House, including cooking lessons in the kitchen followed by a gourmet meal served in the dining room. Additionally, local services donated for the auction include everything from electrical services, with a house generator as part of the package, to home care services for seniors and a valuable booklet of babysitting coupons. “The number of residents contacting trustees to donate items for the Auction has been more than what we expected and a true sign of what living in a small town is all about.” says Tiffany Dodd, Chair, Dunbarton Town Hall & Theatre Restoration Project.
A few Dunbarton artists have been busy creating works of art reflecting their interpretation of this community landmark. Local artist, Susan Jenkins painted the Town Hall on historic 100 year old roof slate and framed it in timbers from Flintlock Farm, and another long time resident and artist, Alison Vallieres used watercolors to paint the building on canvas recalling all the years she has spent growing up in Dunbarton and attending community events in the building.
"The Dunbarton Town Hall is an asset belonging to the town of Dunbarton and many agree it is time we were able to use it again for community as well as town related events." says Dodd. In 2009 a grass roots effort began and today that committee is an official non-profit charitable organization with a mission to restore the Town Hall for future generations and allow it to be the heart of our community again serving the needs of all residents. The project trustees are pleased to report that they received a matching grant of $4,500 from NH Preservation Alliance in Concord to hire an architectural firm to assess current conditions of the building and develop a design after careful consideration of the Town Hall’s current needs and up-to-date building codes. The funds raised from the Live and Silent Auction will be used to match this important grant. To learn more about the items up for bid, please visit Facebook.com/RestoreDunbartonTownHall or call Tiffany Dodd at 774-4801.
Following the Auction at the Dunbarton Extravaganza, the Dunbarton Historical Society will be hosting a “Gala Dinner” at 5:00pm serving a roasted pork dinner to 200 guests. And then topping off the day's events will be a “Spring Concert” at 7:00pm held at the First Congregational Church of Dunbarton featuring Daniel vanKalken and friends including an exclusive slide show highlighting Dunbarton. Limited tickets available for the dinner and concert, so call Ted Vallieres at 774-3681 today for tickets.
“Bring Your Dancing Feet & Celebrate as a Community in Dunbarton”
Dunbarton, NH - Sunday, June 26, 2011 6pm - 9pm
Join us for a Country Square Dance to benefit The Dunbarton Town Hall & Theatre Restoration Project. This is our first inaugural fund raising event to bring back our community landmark - The Dunbarton Town Hall. "This traditional country square dance should be a fun evening out for an entire family demonstrating how important it is that we bring back this historic landmark for Dunbarton", said by Tiffany Dodd, Chair for the Dunbarton Town Hall & Theatre Restoration Committee. This dance is an example of the kind of event that was offered monthly in the Town Hall over the past 100 years as the building served as a cornerstone for Dunbarton's residents.
Bob Boynton, Jr. a square dance caller from Dunbarton, is volunteering his time for the evening to call the dances for both beginners and the experienced dancers. He began calling dances in 1983 and has taught square dancing to 4-H clubs and at camp grounds throughout New Hampshire. He specializes in a style of calling known as “Singing Squares.” His dances also include waltzes, fox trots and polkas.
The day of fun for all - just after the very successful Dunbarton Firefighter's Association Annual Chicken BBQ, we will kick off the country square dance at the Dunbarton Community Center just next door. Event Schedule: Sunday, June 26, 2011 12 - 2pm - First seating - Chicken BBQ @ fire station 1pm- 3pm - Historic Tours of Second Floor Dunbarton Town Hall 3pm - 5pm - Second seating - Chicken BBQ @ fire station 6pm - 9pm - Country Square Dance to benefit "The Dunbarton Town Hall & Theatre Restoration Project" – Dunbarton Community Center at the Elementary School
All are welcome. The cost is $5.00 per person and kids under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Dunbarton Town Offices and the Dunbarton Public Library. If you have questions, please call Tiffany Dodd at 774-4801.
The Dunbarton Elementary School Wellnes Committee invites all community members to celebrate Walk NH Week 2011 with a 2-mile walk in Dunbarton on Thursday, June 2.
Walk NH Week is an event designed to encourage people of all ages to get out, get moving and participate in a 1- to 3-mile community walk.
Governor John Lynch proclaimed June 1 to 7 Walk NH Week as a way to promote walking and help keep New Hampshire residents on a healthy path. The goal of Walk NH Week is to inspire participants to continue walking as part of a healthy lifestyle long after the June events end.
Dunbarton Elementary School walk will begin at approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. Rain date is Tuesday, June 7. Participants should gather on the school's ballfield approximately 15 minutes before the walk. All are welcome to participate in this walk.
For details and to pre-register, contact Ginny Hast at 774-3181 x205 or email@example.com
The village of Dunbarton has installed a reader board on Rt 13 (Stark Highway) on the front lawn of the library. Totally funded by the Dunbarton Recreation Commission, the sign will be used to advertise Dunbarton town events, activities, and notifications. Built by Jim Vitous of Custom Designs in Keene, NH., the sign was created to match the Dunbarton Library and the bandstand on the Town Common.
The Goffstown Police Department would like to remind motorists of the annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 29th, 2010. The parade will kick off from the Maple Ave. School at 1:00PM, weather dependant.
Motorists should avoid the area of Main Street, Elm Street and South Mast Road due to the parade. The Goffstown Police anticipate traffic being stopped for approximately forty-five minutes as students participating in the parade make their way back to the school.
The Goffstown Police Department will be conducting traffic control to assist in rerouting traffic where available. If travel during those times is a must, please consider an alternate route through town. Anyone with questions is urged to contact Lieutenant Robert Browne at 497-4858 or at www.goffstownpolice.com .
Dunbarton: Sunday, October 31 5 pm to 8 pm
New Boston: Sunday, October 31 Costume Party and Parade, 4 pm to 6 pm; Trick or Treat 6 pm to 8 pm