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Heart-shaped messages in Boscawen’s downtown celebrate kindness, old home week 

  • A home on King Street in Boscawen displays a heart to celebrate Old Home Day.  LEAH WILLINGHAM / Monitor staff

  • —LEAH WILLINGHAM / Monitor staff

  • —LEAH WILLINGHAM / Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Heart-shaped signs are popping up around Boscawen.

The signs, bearing messages of “Kindness is Key” and “Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind” are part of a campaign to celebrate the town’s old home week and are lining the lawns of King Street homes and businesses.

The theme of “Know Your Neighbors, Share Your Kindness” was selected by the old home week committee to boost camaraderie and town spirit in the community, Pauline Dawson, president of Boscawen’s old home week, said.

Dawson said she painted and sanded 64 of the hearts to sell at town hall for $5 each and that they are nearly sold out already. Larger hearts were given to each classroom at Boscawen Elementary School to decorate.

“It’s all about getting people together to share the spirit of the town,” Dawson said.

Boscawen’s old home week runs Sunday to Aug. 26. Events include a reading of Boscawen stories by historian Rebecca Rule at the Twiggs gallery on Sunday a golf competition at Den Brae Golf Resort on Thursday and a parade and chicken barbeque at town hall on Aug. 26.