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Pelham - Windham News 2 - March 18, 2011

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“A PLACE TO GROW” Guest Speakers

Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Yogurt PMA Student Gives the Gift of Sharing

submitted by Sister Maria Rosa, Principal, Presentation of Mary Academy, Hudson It is amazing how, on an otherwise ordinary day, an apparently trivial matter can take on a life of its own. Just such an experience thrust itself upon me several weeks ago. The quiet desk work I was rushing to accomplish was suddenly interrupted when Julia, a bubbly second grader, burst into my office, shoe box in hand. She quickly requested permission from me to place the shoe box in her classroom, so that her fellow classmates could donate money to help her cousin Ashley, who was dying of cancer, to pay her bills. I looked up at Julia and hesitated for a moment, since the Academy had recently finished collecting “pennies” to help the disadvantaged in our community. Just as I was about to open my mouth to reply that perhaps we could just dip into the penny collection and offer to pay some of her cousin’s medical bills, she proudly interjected, “I’ve already collected $7.51 of my own money.” Impressed by her determination and seriousness, I agreed to have her place the shoe box in the classroom for one week only. At the end of the week, Julia enthusiastically returned to my office with her shoe box now filled with coins. She had successfully managed to

collect $37.22 from her classmates. Moved by her enthusiasm, I encouraged her to keep the box in the classroom for one more week, and, if she doubled the collection amount, I would generously match the amount. Hmmmmmmm … Famous last words!

Sure enough, one week later Julia again

showed up at the office; this time, however, without the now familiar shoe box. Instead, she toted a large empty gift bag and carried a tiny piece of paper. Also, on this visit, her best friend Marinna accompanied her. The girls excitedly handed me the empty bag so I could place in it my “matching gift,” along with the slip of paper indicating the new amount that they had raised. I glanced at the total, blinked unbelievingly, and stared again … $512.48 stared right back at me. Oh, my … How could this have happened? Two young girls stood before me, seemingly much too young to have achieved such a tremendous result. And yet their glowing smiles conveyed without a doubt that they had indeed accomplished their goal. The girls explained that they had taken it upon themselves to hold a bake sale at St. Jude’s Parish to raise enough money to make “my match” worth my while. With the guidance and support of Marinna’s mom, they had multiplied Julia’s original $7.51 many times over and provided a significant financial

Julia Cote and Marinna Toth

help to her cousin. As the two friends joyfully left my office with an extra $512.48 toward their cause, I could not help but reflect on the wonderful gift that, in conjunction with the parents, we are handing down to our children here at the Academy—the gift of sharing. Such are the intangible rewards that can brighten an educator’s life and fill her with profound gratitude on an otherwise ordinary day!

Golden Brook School Receives PTA Donation

PTA representatives Allison Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Simmons, Kari Husson, and Laura Dempsey presented Golden Brook with a $500 check. Music Teacher Mr. Graff graciously accepted the donation on behalf of Golden Brook School.

Allison Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Simmons, Mr. Graff, Kari and Meghan Husson, Laura Dempsey, and future student Meghan Husson

Citizen of the Year: Pauline Boisvert

Small Business of the Year: Showtime Computers Large Business of the Year: St. Joseph Healthcare Junior Citizens of the Year:

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Bill Sherry to Lead Granite United Way 2011 Southern Region Campaign

submitted by Granite United Way Bill Sherry, a resident of Windham and Director of US

Employee Volunteering for National Grid, has been asked to lead the Granite United Way 2011 Southern Region (Manchester/Derry/Salem) Campaign. Bill is also a member of the Granite United Way Board of Directors. As the Campaign Chair, Bill will lead the Campaign Cabinet and other campaign volunteers within six specified divisions. The Campaign Cabinet is a group of top executives and community leaders who provide volunteer leadership in the development and implementation of specific fundraising benchmarks and strategies that strengthen workplace, corporate, and individual giving to United Way. They also assist Granite United Way in identifying and responding to critical needs within the 18 communities served by the organization’s Southern Region.

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powerful way for people to come together and leverage their time, talent and resources to truly make a difference in the community. We are fortunate to be so well supported, and I encourage everyone to join us and be a part of our efforts again this year,” said Sherry. Bill has worked for National Grid and its predecessor companies for over 28 years, including serving as the company’s senior officer in New Hampshire since 2001. Bill also serves as the coordinator of the United Way campaign for National Grid, which recently announced a company-wide total of $3.4 million to United Way. At the regional, state, and community level, he is also involved with a number of other organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Greater Salem. Granite United Way is an experienced and trusted organization dedicated to leveraging the resources of investors and volunteers to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s most pressing needs. Granite United Way is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income, and health. Granite United Way works with over 1,000 companies, 25,000 investors, and thousands of volunteers every year to make our communities a better place. Granite United Way serves the Southern (Manchester/ Derry/Salem), Merrimack County, North Country, and Upper Valley Regions.

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