Around Windham County

Saturday December 29, 2012

In Brattleboro...

MERRY MULCH PROGRAM: The Brattleboro Union High School Music Department is once again offering the Merry Mulch Christmas tree collection service to Brattleboro residents. This program, in its 22nd year, is endorsed by the Vermont Department of Agriculture, as well as the New Hampshire/Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

For a $10 donation, members of the band and chorus will transport undecorated trees from homes to a community garden in West Brattleboro where they will be chipped into mulch to be used by the community.

Since the town does not offer curbside pick-up of trees, the service saves residents the hassle of transporting their own trees. Three Saturday pick-up dates are being offered: Jan. 5, 12 and 19. All pick-ups must be prearranged by calling one of the following numbers at least two days prior to the desired date: 802-579-1577, 802-387-3794, or 802-254-3360. Proceeds will benefit a planned trip to New York in May, 2013.

In Chesterfield, N.H. ...

HOLIDAY LIGHTS: The Holiday Lights on the estate of John and Rita Chakalos, 140 Pond Brook Road in Chesterfield, N.H., will be lit both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 29 and 30, weather permitting. It can be very icy on the roads in that area. It is advised that no small buses or large vans drive through the holiday light display as they have been having trouble navigating the arches.

All guests are asked to bring a monetary donation, or more preferably a non-perishable food item, for Joan’s Food Pantry, an organization of Asbury Methodist Church.

For further information: 603-363-8856.

In Guilford...

SENIOR LUNCH: The Guilford Golden Agers Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place at noon on Friday, Jan. 4, at the Guilford Community Church.

The menu includes tuna macaroni and cheese, vegetable, and bread with fruited Jell-o for dessert. Books will be available on loan from the Guilford Free Library. Blood pressures will be taken courtesy of Guilford Cares.

For more information or to make reservations, call 802-254-9774, no later than Wednesday, Jan. 2.

In Hinsdale, N.H. ...

SAND FOR SENIORS: The Hinsdale Lions Club will provide sand for senior citizens living in Hinsdale. Seniors interested should call either 603-256-6133 or 603-336-5804 and leave their name and street address to receive a delivery. A phone number would also be helpful so they may contacted if there are any questions.

Containers, five gallon buckets or smaller, should be placed so that they are visible from the main road. Members of the club will make deliveries on Saturday, Jan. 12.


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