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Landscaping work

On behalf of the Epsom Historical Association, I would like to thank Road Agent Gordon Ellis for his assistance landscaping our building (the old Epsom Library). Carole Brown and I did not even have to bring a rake. Gordon delivered all tools necessary for the project including a wheel barrow. He also arranged for a work crew from Merrimack County jail.

Many thanks to the two escorting officers who were very polite and accommodating. Carole and I could not have been more pleased with the work crew: Brian, Chris, Rick, Rob and Tim. All were respectful and hard working. It would have taken Carole and I all summer (plus) to achieve what they did in three and a half hours!

A special mention goes to Chris, who is an experienced landscaper. Chris followed instructions to a “T.” They dug out the perimeter, building an earth berm to protect steep banking from erosion. They laid “feeding slurry” and landscape fabric I provided and made sure mulch was distributed evenly.

Thanks also to Whitey of K&K Landscaping Supplies who delivered three yards of mulch; he waived the delivery fee! The mulch is thin, so EHA would appreciate a contribution of $66 for a couple more yards of mulch if anyone could see their way clear. Make checks payable to Epsom Historical Association, PO Box 814, Epsom 03234 (note “bark mulch” on check).

Please stop by to view the landscaping progress. Future plans include a small circa 1900 “period sitting garden” and Native American plants in perimeter gardens. The building is just east of Gosseville stoplight, so please be careful of fast-moving traffic entering/exiting parking lot.

Nancy Heath

Master Gardener Intern

UNH Cooperative Extension

Fourth of July

The Bristol Lions Club is grateful for all of the support that the Town of Bristol, the Bristol Fire Department and the Bristol Police Department as well as the Highway Department and the Water/Sewer Department gave the club with this year’s Fourth of July Celebration. Although the weather rained on our parade and pushed the fireworks to the next weekend, the Kelly Miller Circus arrived on time and in great form. The RS Fireworks Company from Londonderry gave us a great show that was witnessed by hundreds of spectators at Kelley Park. The Kelly Miller Circus in its 3rd year with us gave a spectacular two-day extravaganza that fit the time and the community. Over 2,000 people attended.

Most of all you, the residents and visitors of the Newfound Area, came together to celebrate our nation’s birthday. The people attending and supporting these events are appreciated by the Bristol Lions Club. Thank you for allowing us to serve the community once again.

Merle Lyon, President

Gerry Gagnon, Vice President

Joe Denning, Secretary

Theressa Butler, Treasurer

Bristol

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