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Lands at Plimouth Rock Pelham~Windham News Volume 8 Number 20 December 3, 2010 14 Pages Windham Pack 263
submitted by Jim Curtin Windham Pack 263 Scouts visited and slept over at Plimouth Plantation, and also explored the 1622 English Village, the Wampanoag Homesite, and the Mayflower II. The boys and their families met costumed role players who have taken on the names, viewpoints, and life histories of the people who actually lived in the colony in 1627. Each one has a unique story to tell. The Scouts learned about the colony’s difficult beginnings, the Mayflower voyage, medical practices, religious beliefs, and relations with the local Wampanoag People. After a traditional Colonial dinner, the Scouts played games from the Colonial times, dressed up like Colonial children, and learned to read and write in Old English by writing their names with a quill feather pen and ink.
‘Blast from the Past’ Fashion Show
Pelham High School’s Fashion Class held their Blast from the Past Fashion Show on November 18, showcasing designs from the Roaring ‘20s, the Glamorous ‘30s, the Swinging ‘40s, Summer Lovin’ ‘50s, Psychedelic ‘60s, Disco Dancin’ ‘70s, the Flashing ‘80s, and the Spicy ‘90s. Students also presented fashion restyling by redoing outdated, old outfits to make them into fashion for 2010.
Cole Kjersgard, Cole Childers, and Rourke Curtin watch a pilgrim clean his musket before going hunting for supper (Rourke is calling his mom on his 17th century cell phone)
Modeling the fashion styles were Shannon Oriole (show co-director), Casey Harrington, Candice Witowski, Greg Wallace, Jessica Trull, Kathy Cheam, Elena Finney, John Dostie, Shantel Gomez, Joe Perrone, Lindsey Jones (show co-director), Courtney Lamont, Evan Rooney, Christine Lessard, Tyler Guilbeault, Kayla Soares, Bri Trainor, Shannen Boyce, Jesse Vaiknoras, Molly Reidy, Kaila Foster, Sirena Hilbert, Shawn Robidoux, Wendy Bean, Amanda Blake, Tricia Marsden, Tyler Boissonneault, Kristin Hatch, and Alex Kyzer. Teachers participating in the “Teachers’ Dance” included Ms. Caira, Mr. Black, Gabe Ramos, Mike Chadwick, Mrs. French, and Mrs. Ivas.
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Jason Haley, Quinn Kling, Ethan Kjersgard, Finn Adamcheck, and Liam Burke practice writing their names in Ye Olde English with a quill feather pen and ink
Organizations Join Forces in Basket Project
submitted by Ruth Coole, Windham Woman’s Club Thanksgiving for over 50 families was a collaborated effort with Windham Woman’s Club and Windham Helping Hands in making it a wonderful and special Thanksgiving Day. Thank you to our member and Thanksgiving families basket project chairman, Marie Russo, for her time and hard work in organizing this, and thank you to our members that volunteered their time and hard work to help! Joining in this wonderful, community- wide effort were the Windham Woman’s Club, American Legion Post 109, Windham Helping Hands, the four Windham Schools, and members of
the Windham Fire Department. A special thank-you to Donna Markham, facilities coordinator of Searles School and Chapel, where Thanksgiving families’ baskets were set up, and to the Pelham~Windham News for excellent publicity coverage! There is so much to be thankful for this holiday season; many families had a decent meal and a joyous holiday, thanks to so many. This is the 27th year of the Windham
Woman’s Club holiday baskets! The Windham Woman’s Club received monetary donations from American Legion Post 109 of Windham, and we greatly thank them!
American Legionaries Leon Berry, Dennis Root, Chuck Nickles, Mort Pearlman, and Wally Ramsden look on as Marie Russo, Chairman, Windham Woman’s Club Tanksgiving Project, receives a monetary donation from Bob Skinner and a few of the Windham Helping Hands members!
Windham Turkey Trot Draws Huge Participation
by Robyn Hatch The Windham Turkey Trot is a huge
Thanksgiving tradition that Louise and Claude Peltz started 16 years ago—back when there were only 50 participants. As hoped, this year’s event grew bigger, with 1,233 people participating, bringing in over $14,830 for the Shepherd’s Food Pantry and other local charities. Kicking off at the Peltz’s home on 70 Blossom
Rd. in Windham, the annual event draws runners, walkers, dog-walkers, and stroller pushers alike, all of who set out to complete the three-mile course. Louise, who organizes the event each
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year, feels this event is a good way to be with family, feel a great sense of community, and do something good for charity. Most people who participate keep coming back and telling others, and Louise feels this is why they continue to grow. Each person obtains a long-sleeved event
T-shirt donated by Rockingham Orthopedics. The first 400 participants to make a minimum donation of $15 will receive this special shirt. For details on information about other years, visit windhamturkeytrot.org
Shannon Oriole and Jesse Vaiknoras
staff photos by Robyn Hatch
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