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April 03. 2013 10:47PM

New Hampshire Club News


Roger Simard, left, chairman of the Manchester Richelieu Club's annual French-speaking contest for high school students, joins this year's winners, from left, Abigail Joy of Londonderry High School and Amanda LeBel of Litchfield's Campbell High School, who tied for second place, and Devin Fauteux of Hollis-Brookline High School, who placed first. (COURTESY)

Bedford Rotary schedules Italian Festival fundraiser

BEDFORD - The Bedford Rotary Club will host its 35th annual Italian Festival and Pasta Night fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Bedford High School cafeteria.

This family evening includes homemade Italian fare with wine, soft drinks and dessert, accompanied by Italian music. Face painting also will be available for children. The club says the event attracts hundreds of people from Bedford and surrounding towns every year.

Also presenting the fundraiser are volunteers from the King Edward Society, a service society of male students at St. Anselm College. The society has helped with this fundraiser for more than 20 years.

Money raised will support the club's scholarships and other community outreach programs.

Tickets are $10, with children younger than 5 admitted for free. Tickets are available from club members, at the door or by calling 641-0363.

'Stratham Road Show' set for April 14

STRATHAM - The Stratham Historical Society will host its 22nd annual Spring Appraisal Day, (known to its members as the "Stratham Road Show"), on Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., and until all guests are served, in the Morgera Room of the Stratham Fire Station, which is behind the society at the corner of Portsmouth Avenue and Winnicutt Road.

The society says the day is an opportunity to learn the value and history of family heirlooms and treasures.

Giving verbal appraisals of the items will be Caroline French of Caroline L. French Antiques in Dover and Aime Sevigny of Aime & Priscilla Antiques in North Berwick, Maine. The club says they are experts in appraising a variety of antiques and collectibles, including furniture, works of art, jewelry, military memorabilia, photographs, china and glass. For large items, a photo may suffice for evaluation.

The cost of appraisals is $4 for one item; $6 for two items; and $11 for five items. The proceeds will go toward maintaining the society's collections and other related expenses. For more information, call 772-4955 or 778-9525.

Bedford town manager to speak to Lions Club

BEDFORD - The Bedford Lions Club's next dinner meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse, 206 Route 101 West.

The meeting will feature a presentation by Bedford Town Manager Jessie W. Levine, who manages the budgeting and ensures that programs and services are available to Bedford residents and businesses.

The club, in its 48th year of service to the community, welcomes membership inquiries. For more information, call Ernie Henrichon at 472-5293.

The club's dinner meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more details about the club, go to www.bedford,nhlions.org.

Reprisal Chapter of DAR to learn about Lempster

NEWPORT - The Reprisal Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution of Newport will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday. April 13, at 118 Lempster St. in Lempster. Regent Pat McCabe will serve as hostess and as guest speaker.

McCabe will give a program will be on the "History of Lempster."

A "Real DAR Daughter" grave marking is planned Sunday, April 14, at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, Mass., in honor of Eliza Haslet, who belonged to the Eunice Baldwin Chapter of DAR. For more information, call Regent McCabe at 477-0859 or Vice Regent Sue Swan at 863-2060.

Manchester Richelieu names contest winners

MANCHESTER - The Manchester Richelieu Club hosted its 37th annual French speaking contest for area high school students last week.

The contest is designed to help students develop their French speaking abilities and to foster French as a second language. The finalists of each participating school give a four-minute oral presentation of their original composition and are judged on presentation, pronunciation and content.

Cash prizes and certificates are presented to the winners.

Devin Fauteux of Hollis-Brookline High School won the first-place prize of $400. He was accompanied by his teacher, Annie Roy-Faucher. Tied for second place were Abigail Joy of Londonderry High School and Amanda LeBel of Campbell High School in Litchfield, each winning $200. They also were accompanied by their teachers, Elsa Conrad of Londonderry and Leslie Kahn of Campbell.

Fauteux will compete at the regional contest, which will include schools from New England and offer a $1,000 grand prize.

For more information, call Jean Lemire, the regional governor for Richelieu Clubs USA, at 622-4344.

Hannah Dustin Society of CAR installs officers

WARNER - The Hannah Dustin Society of Children of the American Revolution, which is entering its fourth year as a society, installed officers for the 2013-14 term during a meeting last week at the Pillsbury Free Library.

The Officers are Samantha Monroe of Warner, president; Lydia Monroe of Warner, vice president; Madison Snaith of New London, chaplain; Sophia Snaith of New London, secretary; Alyssa Boehm of Contoocook, treasurer; and Savannah Smith of Warner, registrar.

Also in attendance and installed as senior officers were members of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, sponsors of the Hannah Dustin Society.

Society membership is open to boys and girls from infants to age 22 who have a direct blood line to an ancestor who served in the Revolutionary War.


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