Editor of the Reformer:

Dozens of businesses contributed to the success of the 2016 Rockingham Old Home Days event. It takes a community to pull off a community event. Thanks go to everyone who participated, especially the Town of Rockingham, Village of Bellows Falls Police & Fire Department and North Walpole, N.H., for helping to make this a safe and fun event.

Corporate Sponsors: Vermont Country Store, Best Septic, Chroma, and Cota & Cota.

Rockingham Old Home Days – Sponsor and donation acknowledgment: Hennesy Electric, Vermont National Guard, Halladay's Florist & Harvest Barn, Temple Chiropractic, Berkely and Veller Inc., River Valley Credit Union, Savings Bank of Walpole, The Richards Group, Durand Toyota and Ford, Rotary Club of Bellows Falls, Mascoma Savings Bank, Bellows Falls Downtown Alliance, Marquise and Morano LLC, Joy Wah, Parks Place, Timothy Johnson, Allen Bros, Valley CafĂ©, Lisai's Market of Bellows Falls, Subway and Deep River Snacks, Aumand's Junktiques, Great Eastern Radio

A special thanks to our eating contest contributors – Athen's Pizza, Dari Joy, Shona Grill


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Donations for the Summer Backyard BBQ Raffle: J&H Hardware (gas grill), Mr. G's (6 seat outdoor patio set), Lisai's of Chester (20 pounds of meat), Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce (lawn chairs, picnic items, smores), Walgreens (picnic items, sun screen, outdoor candles), Vermont Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation (State Park Passes), Aubuchon Hardware of Walpole, NH (propane tank and free fill up), Halladay's Harvest Barn (Hamburger in a Box) and Village Square Booksellers (Cookbook).

Volunteers: Cassandra Jones, Pat Fowler, Lee Stoodley, Shelby Stoodley, Tristan Prescott, Kathleen Govotski, Rick Govotski, Mary Helen Hawthorne, Ann DiBenardo, Jo Ellen Barton, Julie Greenwood, Emma Spaulding, Jada, Jim and Sue Andre, Morriah Signor, Bryan Adams, Robb Fox, Mike Smith, Marty Gallagher, Katie Dearborn, Raynie Laware, WOOL Radio, Rockingham Fireworks Fund, FACT TV, Vermont Country Store staff, Jesi Amsdel, Ryan Stoodley from Rockingham Rec., Greater Falls Connections, Pat Fowler,

Vendors, Entertainment, and Demonstrations: National Guard, Inflatable Fun, Circus Performers, Balloon Extravaganza, VT/NH Photo Booth, Southern Vermont Idols with special congratulations to Grand Prize Winner Izzy Serebrov, Milkhouse Heaters, North Country Outlaws, The Illusion, Tiny Homes by Jamaica Cottage Shed and Kevin Warzecha of Kevlar Contractors, Outnumbered Grill, Abella Creations, New England Novelty, Kassalty Balloons, Toys and Novelties, Radiant Roots, Roaming Railroad, Susan MacNeil, Hetty Green & Susan Kramer, Bellows Falls Historical Society, White Wolf, Walpole Interiors, Taste of Thai, Athens Pizza, Vermont Country Store, Brendan's Sno Cones.

Deb Carbin, executive director, Great Falls Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 2

Editor of the Reformer:

Thank you for the best benefit motorcycle ride event yet! Eighty-seven participants enjoyed the beautiful weather, the great ride, the tasty chicken lunch, rocked to Cadillac Envy and participated in our raffle. Together we raised $3625 for the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry!!

Huge thank yous go out to Valley View Saloon, Catamount Environmental, Inc. and Gray Ghost Inn for sponsoring this year's event; Jessica Butterfield for designing the t-shirt graphic; Reverend Jim Littrell and Reverend Father Ilayaraja Amaladass, HGN for the Blessings of the Bikes and the 44 individuals and businesses who donated raffle prizes.

This is one of our biggest annual fundraisers and your support is greatly appreciated.

Mark the date for next year's bike ride: August 26, 2017.

Sincerely,

Deb Boyd, Deerfield Valley Food Pantry Wilmington, Sept. 9

Editor of the Reformer:

The family of the late Chester (Skip) A. Macie would like to thank all of our family and friends who sent condolences by mouth, cards and email. Thanks to those who sent flowers and food during our time of loss.

A special thanks to Chesterfield Police Lt. Kevin White, Patrolman Mike Bomba, Rescue Inc., Mike Como for performing the service, Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home, and Jennifer at the Eagles for preparing everything for the reception.

Theadora, Chet Jr., Jerry, Randy and Megan Macie West Chesterfield, N.H., Aug. 30

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