The Town of Goffstown Announces Plans for the Town’s 250th Anniversary in 2011 under the banner “Celebrate Goffstown”
In a flurry of activity this winter, volunteers to the Goffstown 250th Anniversary Committee have been introducing the town’s plans for its anniversary year to the community and soliciting public involvement in the upcoming festivities.
Plans for the celebratory year center around an expanded Old Home Day weekend on June 11-12, 2011, complete with a parade, fireworks, and firemen’s muster, in addition to the traditional festivities coordinated by the Goffstown Main Street Program, which in the past has included a variety of activities for the community such as a library book sale, a flea market, trolley tours, and merchant specials.
to complete restoration of the second-floor theater.
On January 11, 2010, the Goffstown Historic District Commission received notification that New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, a state organization, had awarded $54,000 to finish the restoration work on the historic theater, which will allow it to be opened as a community meeting place once again and just in time for the town’s 250th anniversary celebration in 2011.
The grant was one of just thirty-three awarded to a variety of town governments and nonprofit organizations seeking to preserve some of the state’s natural sites and historic resources. The lengthy and rigorous LCHIP application process ensures that organizations receiving grants have strong community support and at least half of the funds required to complete the project.