Korean War vets
Gov. Maggie Hassan and the state of New Hampshire will honor New Hampshire’s Korean War veterans June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Regional Drive in Concord. The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony.
Merrimack County Nursing Home has a new walking path created for the residents, an idea inspired by resident Theresa Gill. The path is a 1/8 mile paved track behind the facility and is adorned with rose bushes, forsythia bushes, lilac bushes plus assorted trees and flowers, all planted by Merrimack County facilities staff, grounds crew and Department of Corrections grounds division workers. Benches are scattered throughout the walk and there are two pergolas that were designed, built and erected by Ken Stanvick and Stan Welcome of the Facilities Department.
Thank a teacher
The Thank-A-Teacher program, through the Concord Trust for the Enhancement of Public Education, allows parents and students to recognize special educators while giving back to Concord’s schools. You may thank a teacher, counselor, crossing guard or other staff member. Honorees will receive a thank-you card from the Concord Trust, which can include a personalized message from the donor. All donations through the Thank-A-Teacher program fund grants to support innovative projects in the district. To make a donation, visit concordtrust.org/donate/ or contact Ashlyn Hiley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether your child wants a traditional day camp experience at Camp Mowkawogan or a specialized sports camp, the Concord Family YMCA is taking registrations. Day camps provide a safe and fun environment for young people to try new things, be active in the outdoors and build leadership skills. Summer camp begins next week and goes until Aug. 22. You can pick two days, three days, or five days a week. To check out the brochure and register for camp, or to find out more about specialty sports camps, visit concordymca.org/programs-schedules/download-schedules-brochures/Summer.
The New Hampshire State Library Talking Book Services received the Network Library of the Year award and a $1,000 cash prize from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, part of the Library of Congress.
Doodlebugs Tractor Pulling group will appear at the Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day on Aug. 23 at Memorial Field. Doodlebugs are tractors that are made from old cars or trucks. If you have a Doodlebug and want to participate, call Pat Fowler at 224-7324.
The annual Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library book sale is June 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and bag sale June 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. The library will begin accepting book donations on June 1 (no textbooks, Reader’s Digest titles, mildewed books or books in poor condition).